Eci must put house in order

TN, Bengal BashingBy Insaf The authority and independence of Nirvachan Sadan has gone down like nine pins. This round of Assembly elections indeed has taken...

An enhanced partnership

Modi-Johnson Summit By Dr. D.K.Giri (Prof. International Politics, JIMMC) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister BorisJohnson had a virtual summit last Tuesday, which led to...

Crisis of confidence

Inevitable Blame Game By DrS.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)When COVID-19 is at its peak, the nationis also in the midst of a worst blame game...

Bengal stands upto BJP

TMC Victory By Dhurjati Mukherjee In the intense West Bengal elections, the ruling-Trinamool Congress emerged victorious garnering around 213 seats, which belied predictions by most analysts, who...

Winner takes all!

Regional Satraps RiseBy Poonam I Kaushish At the end, it was all about feel good. A two month long, eight phase grueling election which culminated...

National govt the remedy

Economic LetdownBy Shivaji Sarkar It is an ominous year now. Panic decisions and maniac actions of keeping people off work has done wonders of squeezing...

Will up remove crackdown?

People's Anger & AnguishBy Insaf Three cheers Supreme Court. Its direction should, fingers crossed, stop Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his tracks. During...

An aptitude test

Unity in CrisisBy DrS.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Supreme Court on 22nd April, on its own, took cognizance of the grave COVID-19 situation in...

Deleting inequality vital

Digital Divide By Dhurjati Mukherjee Rural poverty in India has been manifest in various studies, specially Oxfam, and the widening income disparity, not just between the...

It’s only life, stupid!

India ChokedBy Poonam I Kaushish “What’s the use of a hospital bed now? He is already dead. All are dead. The Administration is hopeless, useless,”...

Distinct alteration crucial

Gender GapBy Dr. Oishee MukherjeeBridging the gender gap is sadly not a top priority of the political class in India. While there is no...

Executive fails miserably

Round The States By InsafIt’s crass management catastrophe. The handling of the devastating second wave of the Covid crisis by the Centre has evoked a...

Mars vaccination drive

Centre-States Pow WowBy Insaf An unsavoury slugfest between the Centre and Opposition States over Covid vaccination is the last thing that the country needs to...

Appeasement of Hindu majority

Religion in Elections By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, bitterly fighting for re-election of her government, has claimed...

India’s plurality at stake?

Eroding Democratic RightsBy Dhurjati Mukherjee Lately reports by independent and reputed agencies batting for democracy and civil rights have downgraded India’s status claiming it is...

Where does the buck stop?

Naxals: Wake Up Call By Poonam I Kaushish Remember Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, The charge of the light brigade. One stanza’s read: ‘Forward, the Light...

Warns of troubled economy

UN ESCAP ForecastBy Shivaji Sarkar India is growing and ought to grow after unplanned devastating lockdown of all economic and social activities. But the growth...

Deepening relations!

Modi In BangladeshBy Dr DK Giri (Prof, International relations, JIMMC) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Bangladesh on 26-27 March to be a part of...

Beyond party politics

Delhi GovernmentBy Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Parliament passed the Government of National Capital Territory (Amendment) Bill on 24 March and the President...

Neglect of poor inevitable!

Budgetary Allocations By Dhurjati Mukherjee Budgetary allocations are broadly made on the basis of expected revenue mobilisation for the year. Obviously, the criteria in making...