The Khobragade case is not about hurt national pride. There is a principle at stake here, and that makes New Delhi’s rare display of spine a welcome sight.
The Congress has steered clear of any debate on the AFSPA, leaving a politically untenable choice for the next government: repeal the Act or leave it untouched.
The regulatory mechanism for higher education should aim to ensure quality and accountability, rather than leave institutions constrained by rules.
Reducing unemployment isn’t a political priority because keeping workers disempowered seems to suit corporates.
The journey towards genuine equality for lesbian, gay and transgender people is still long.
For those still sceptical about the relevance of the judicial clean chit in the face of the enormity of such state-condoned violence, this would be a much-delayed response to capture the moral high ground, now that the legal issues are behind him.
Had Jacques Kallis played all his career as a batsman alone, he will have had a place among the greatest in the game’s history.
With the people having voted with their head and heart, Nepal is back on the track to constitution-writing and a turbulent democracy.
The Bill may be flawed, but a document that seeks to set up national standards for rehabilitation of riot victims can't be a bad thing.
The policy paralysis at the top of the All India Council for Technical Education is manifested in different ways at all levels.
Accountability for military misdeeds during counter-insurgency operations is undoubtedly a great challenge to the Indian state.
With the Gujarat government having already constituted a Commission of Inquiry to go into this sordid episode, the decision of the Centre to set up another inquiry commission on the same issue will necessarily be seen as a politically coloured exercise.
India’s long-standing legacies of caste, gender and class antagonism replicate on campuses as well. As higher education moves forward, it does so on these social cleavages.
President Karzai has to steer Afghanistan to safety while adhering to the constitution.
The rebellious spirit continues through protests across Syria against boththe Islamists and the Syrian government.
Turing should be forgiven not because he is a modern legend, but because he did absolutely nothing wrong.
Uruguay has become the first country to legalise cannabis, taking this most radical step instead of engaging in the so-called war on drugs.
The long-awaited meeting between the Directors-General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan did not come up with any eureka ideas on how to safeguard the ceasefire on the Line of Control.
Understanding the impact of consumption-generated emissions on climate change is a necessary first step for concrete mitigative action.
In the harsh lives of the elderly, the pension is a chance to enjoy small comforts — relieving their pain with some medicine, winning the affection of grandchildren with the odd sweet, or simply avoiding hunger.