The main reason why the fight against the Maoists cannot go beyond a certain level is that New Delhi has failed to address issues that lie at the heart of this conflict.
Sedition is an act against the security of the country. How does clapping for the Pakistani cricket team threaten security or even the interests of the Indian state? When did patriotism insist on uniforms or uniformity?
Corporates have already ravaged so much of the forest that their pledges to avoid further felling are somewhat empty.
On a cumulative basis, during the nine months of 2013-14, the CAD at $31.1 billion (or 2.5 per cent) marks a big improvement over the corresponding period last year when it was $69.8 billion (or 5.2 per cent).
As in the case of past attacks, New Delhi and Raipur have busied themselves criticising each other for the loss of lives. It is time for both to step forward and admit that they are accountable for mistakes made, and lay out a blueprint to make amends.
It takes less than a second for countries to query the database via Interpol software and an Internet connection, once a passport is scanned.
Even a cursory look at how Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have fared will tell us how the mere formation of a smaller State is no guarantee for better lives for those groups for whom these States have been created.
For almost four decades, soldiers have been not been able to vote because they are not allowed to register as regular voters at their place of posting.
When it comes to accepting people from other races in our society, we are light years away from practising what we have preached.
A revised set of guidelines on stem cell research was recently released by the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Department of Biotechnology, seven years after an earlier one was issued.
The head of the organisation that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty said on Monday that he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
The study underscores the challenges of news organisations trying to make a transition from print to digital and keep revenues flowing.
As per the proposed amendments, the preamble to the 2010 Act would characterise Nalanda unambiguously as “a non-state, non-profit, self-governing international institution.”
Sedition is easy to allege but difficult to prosecute; nationalism is easy to profess but difficult to define.
Developing mini capitals is critical to ensuring that the benefits of economic growth reach vast rural hinterlands.
In Indian aviation, we never learn from past accidents; nor do our regulators or airlines show any interest in preventing a recurrence
Karzai has retreated from many ideological and political positions in the face of recalcitrant events and shifting context. The most irreconcilable are his opinions about the Taliban as well as his views on the role of the U.S. in Afghanistan.
Kashmiris’ anger against the Indian state is legitimate, but shouting pro-Pakistan slogans in Meerut is not going to alter New Delhi’s Kashmir policy in any way.
Wendy Doniger’s book was Penguin’s to protect but freedom of expression is ours to safeguard; our responsibility is collective and so should be our response.
The reckless invoking of the grave charge of sedition for minor expressions of views that may be contrary to conventional notions of patriotism is an unacceptable affront to India’s democracy.