Towards safer skies

The Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the Fre... »

The war in Yemen

Yet another Arab nation faces a humanitarian crisis following military conflict, as the localised »

Not a zero-sum game

With his state visit to China just weeks after Prime Minister »

Twitter evolution

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched Twitter Samvad,... »

For India, a bridge too far

And so it ended, not with a bang or a whimper, but something in between — India’s reign as world champion. In the sort of life-comes-full-circle moment that cricket so often produces, M.S. Dhoni’s... »
March 27, 2015

An embarrassing stance

Earlier this week, India voted alongside China, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in... »
March 26, 2015

India’s Oscars?

They may come with the ecumenical name of “National” Awards, but every time the announcement arrives, it becomes an occasion for parochial chest-thumping. “Tamil cinema gets 8 National Awards,” sa... »
March 25, 2015

India flounders as H1N1 spreads

The influenza A(H1N1) virus continues to kill people in India, although its spread is not at a galloping pace. As on March 21, the number of people affected was over 32,200, and the »
March 24, 2015

Liberating black gold

The passing of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amend... »
March 23, 2015

Persisting acts of intolerance

The Supreme Court last week agreed to hear a plea for a direction to seek an explanation from the Uttar Pradesh government for the »
March 21, 2015

For a free and fair investigation

The indication from the government of Karnataka that it would... »
March 20, 2015

Status quo in Israel

The re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu after his Likud Party »
March 19, 2015

Determining backwardness

Sometimes political mobilisation and not socio-educational backwardness decides the distribution of the benefits of reservation for specific communities in education and jobs. While striking down... »
March 26, 2015

Victory for free speech

In an enlightened judgment that pushes the frontiers of laws envisaged for the regulation of the Internet, the Supreme Court has quashed the controversial »  
March 25, 2015

Debating religious conversions

The operative word in ‘freedom of religion’ is ‘freedom’, and not ‘religion’. Religious conversion is thus a matter of individual choice guaranteed as a fundamental right under the Constitution, a... »
March 24, 2015

Disquieting injustice

The maxim “justice delayed is justice denied” must seem like a tired cliché to the relatives of the 42 Muslim men who fell prey to bullets, allegedly fired by members of the Provincial Armed Const... »
March 23, 2015

Doubts notwithstanding...

When Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the Central Statistical O... »
March 23, 2015
From the archives: EDITORIAL

A grave blunder

The news of the execution of Bhagat Singh and his two comrades, accused in what is known as the Lahore Conspiracy Case, will come upon the public as a rude shock. For, although the petition for mer... »
March 21, 2015

National policy for Upper Houses?

The desirability of a bicameral legislature at the State level has been debated since the days of the Constituent Assembly, and recent developments may revive the debate. Assam and Rajasthan want... »
March 20, 2015

Perils abroad

The brutal murder of an Indian national, Prabha Arun Kumar,... »