Hot issue in Bihar, US

COVID-19 & Elections By Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) BJP manifesto for Bihar Assembly election promises free distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in the State...

Govt must be responsive

India Vs OthersOpen ForumBy Dhurjati Mukherjee Notwithstanding a recent report indicating India shall emerge as the 4th largest economy by 2030 and the 3rd largest...

More acerbic the better!

Premuim On SlanderBy Poonam I KaushishDemocracy is a conflict of interests masquerading as a contest of principles in this theekha-dhoondhar election season. An adage...

Digital teaching fails

Private Education Economic HighlightsBy Shivaji Sarkar India’s private school education is collapsing. Thousands of schools have closed down, many others are gasping and it may cost...

Covid-19 changes nothing

Bihar Elections Round The StatesBy Insaf   Elections will be elections, COVID-19 or not. Crowded campaign rallies for Bihar’s first phase of polling on Wednesday...

Season of festivals

Reopening Drama By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) West Bengal High Court has directed the State Government to treat all Durga Puja pandals as...

Changing, more freelance

Trending WorkBy Dhurjati Mukherjee Generating and providing employment is a big challenge for a country like India. The nature and type of work has...

Stingy, need more cash

New Stimulus PackageBy Shivaji Sarkar The unveiling of yet another stimulus package through increasing the purchasing power of the Central government employees is a welcome...

Maha impropriety

'Secular' RowBy Insaf The word ‘secular’ has led to a storm in Maharashtra. New Delhi is being asked to sack Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari,...

Shocking case of negligence

Crime Against Women By Dhurjati Mukherjee In India, as per report of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) 2019 every 16 minutes, a woman is raped somewhere...

Two antagonistic rights

Protest & OrderBy Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) “Democracy and dissent go hand in hand, but then demonstrations expressing dissent have to be...

I am a dalit, who are you?

Political DiaryBy Poonam I Kaushish The caste genie unleashed by our polity nearly three decades ago has bared its poisonous fangs once again in...

Rejuvenation will take longer

Economic Highlights By Shivaji Sarkar India is in dire crisis as economic recovery is slow; youth lose 41 lakh jobs during lockdown, employment uncertain, and...

Nitish banking on bjp

Bihar ElectionsBy Sagarneel Sinha For the past 15 years, barring one-odd year, JD(U) President Nitish Kumar has been Bihar’s Chief Minister mostly with the support...

A friendly exercise

Labour CodesBy Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Ten Central Trade Unions have announced a nationwide general strike on 26 November as a protest...

Need to safeguard rights

Threat to InstitutionsBy Dhurjati Mukherjee Recently former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Justice AP Shah regretted the fact that every institution designed to hold...

End culture of impunity

Dalit Nirbhaya By Poonam I KaushishIndia is in conflict with its betis. If recalling the horrors of Nirbhaya, Kathua, Unnao, Muzzafarnagar, Telangana etc weren’t gut...

Appalling travesty of Justice!

Babri Verdict & Hathras CaseBy Insaf Outrage! That sums up the Babri Masjid demolition verdict and Hathras incident should evoke, if it hasn’t already, among...

Forgotten & blurred?

Gandhi's VisionBy Dhurjati Mukherjee The ongoing farmers’ agitation should make policy makers take a relook at Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘gram swaraj’ (village self-rule), wherein the farmer...

Parliament and the opposition

By Inder Jit(Released on 15 January 1985) All eyes are on the new Lok Sabha, which is due to assemble today for its first sitting....