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Too early to laud AAP’s political move

I admire the sentiment behind Ajaz Ashraf’s article in The Hindu on Muslim political representation (Op-Ed, “» 1 comment
Debate @ The Hindu

Ajaz Ashraf responds

My article points to the rarity of Muslims in the leadership structure of popular political parties — the Jai Prakash Janata Dal wasn’t one — contesting from places having a negligible Muslim prese... »

Nothing radical about this Muslim movement

The TMMK, a mass-based social advocacy outfit, is neither radical nor a sectarian organisation. Its office bearers and members are drawn from various schools of thoughts in the Muslim society. » 29 comments

Kalanthai Peer Mohamed responds:

My interview was aimed at not only presenting a critical perspective on Muslim organisations but also to express anguish at how their activities have impacted upon a plural society and created fau... » 5 comments

While allowing India to build the Kishenganga project, the International Court of Arbitration has de facto ruled that the Baglihar decision was wrong and should not be applied to future projects (Feb. 22, 2013)

Instead of demanding punishment for all rabble-rousers, some misguided secularists seem to be arguing that inaction against the Shiv Sena is good reason to go soft on the Owaisis, says Jyoti Punwani (Jan 31, 2013)

Facts versus opinion. Arundhati Roy and Praveen Swami argue over Afzal Guru's hanging and 2001 Parliament attacks.

The Rangarajan Committee formula is based on numbers from foreign markets even though these do not reflect the supply, demand or cost of production in India, says Surya P. Sethi

Whom to blame for corporal punishment — teachers, schools, parents or government?

Swami Vivekananda's pose mentioned in Sanjay Srivastava's article on Indian family system, triggers a debate.

Not a single Indian university made to the Top 200 universities of the world in the Times Higher Education rankings. Why?

India is at a crossroads. Introducing Universal Health Coverage in the 12th Plan can transform the lives of Indians, create new jobs and galvanise the economy, stresses Gita Sen (Sept.13, 2012)

The campaign by Mumbai officials to enforce the law seems more about imposing the “right values”, points out Sidharth Bhatia (July 17, 2012)

It was entirely correct for the Lok Sabha to have intervened in the textbook row as it represents the people, and their right to an egalitarian society, better than any group of “experts”, contends Prabhat Patnaik on the controversy over the use of cartoons in NCERT's textbooks (May 22, 2012)

Permitting a 49 per cent foreign investment limit in the insurance sector, without specifying if that should be FDI or FII, can be a win-win way out for stakeholders, says Vijay Kumar Shunglu (Feb. 14, 2013)

Open source programme creators cater to the highest standards and give away their work for free, much like Ghalib who wrote not just for money but the discerning reader, says Rahul De' (Feb 2, 2013)

In a book recently released, Rahul Pandita, who was 14 at the time he and his family left their home in Srinagar forever, gives a searing account of the displacement, struggle and survival of the Kashmiri Pandits community (Jan 19, 2013)

The imperious missionaries of liberalism have no respect for the diversity of India’s belief systems and have taken it upon themselves to reform everything they perceive as outdated and incorrect

English and Hindi have irreplaceable roles in national integration and ensuring progress, argues Markandey Katju (Sept.20, 2012)

The Bill on land acquisition must be changed to prevent the wanton uprooting of people from their fields and homes argues Medha Patkar (Aug. 23, 2012)

Reacting to the Supreme Court order banning tourism intiger reserves, Champati Sarath argues that tourism in reserves is not the threat it is made out to be for the world’s most admired animal. In fact, it could serve as a conservation strategy.(July 31, 2012)

Like Keynes, Manmohan Singh is treading the middle way, balancing contending ideas in an effort to stimulate the animal spirits of enterprise, contends Sanjaya Baru (July 4, 2012)

Distortion of cadre rules to accommodate junior officers in senior posts is at the root of graft in the IAS contends Md. Shafiquzzaman (June 27, 2012)

Most Indians think racism exists only in the West and see themselves as victims. It's time they examined their own attitudes towards people from the country's North-East, says Yengkhom Jilangamba (May 29, 2012)