Needs to reorient stategy

BJP's Aspirations Belied By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recent elections results in Haryana and Maharashtra are a clear pointer that BJP’s popularity has been on the wane....

Economy stumped despite sops

Rural Poor & Middle Class By Shivaji Sarkar The NDA government is seized of the crucial slowdown. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman accepts it but nobody has...

Vitrolic season of poison

Violence is Now Virtue By Poonam I Kaushish Rajnetik virodhi ya jaani dushman? A question that nags as the narrative hits a new low with highly...

Alteration has mixed impact

Women's Economic Empowerment By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) UNDP Report released on the Women’s Day 2020 has come out with a startling finding...

Is it right strategy?

Reform Agenda By Dhurjati Mukherjee The stimulus package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has triggered a discussion whether it outlines the government’s broader agenda on...

India’s Quest For UNSC

Tough test for Modi By Dr.D.K.Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI) India made yet another bid for becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Foreign Minister...

Cultural Vultures

Life in ‘official’ slim stip By Poonam I Kaushish Democracy is a conflict of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. A succinct saying which aptly...

Caste politics takes toll

Maha Dalit Protests By Insaf Alarm bells start to sound louder in the aftermath of the Dalit protests in Maharashtra. The violence that was unleashed in...

By god, riches are a lie-ability

Netas Dog Millionaires By Poonam I Kaushish Heard this week's flavour amidst the ongoing maelstrom over the Rs 11,000 diamond heist of Nirav Modi? Lies, damn...

India must rethink strategy

Sino-US Trade War By Shivaji Sarkar The trade war between the US and China has a neutral victim in India. The escalation is likely to hurt...

Mahagathbandhan in making?

Karnataka Fanfare By Insaf Karnataka may well be the stepping stone to blur the sharp saffron colouring of India. The inauguration of the JD(S)-Congress government in...

Can we rise above petty politics?

Governance of Capital City By Dr. S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The recent judgment of the Supreme Court's Constitution Bench clarifying the relative powers of the...

IS SC/ST immortal?

Quota In Perpetuity By Poonam I Kaushish Indians are succors for tamasha and trust our politicians to convert reservation into a big circus. Last week the...

Big crisis, doctor missing

Economy In Poll Season By Shivaji Sarkar The ensuing Assembly elections in five States would be contested on critical issues -- jobs, wages, inflation, development...

Cong must tread cautiously

Three States In Bag By Insaf Three States in its bag should stimulate a distraught Congress. It is upbeat no doubt, but it needs to tread...

Higher education rudderless

HRD's Severe Crunch By Shivaji Sarkar "My dear, here we must run fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to...

Voters have role beyond poll

By Inder Jit Millions of our voters exercised their franchise yesterday in a majority of the States and Union Territories. Millions more will hopefully cast...

Big budget path not easy

Farmer, Trader Welfare By Shivaji Sarkar The Narendra Modi government begins its second term by opening up its kitty for the newly- emerging rural farm sector...

Overcoming obstacles vital

Housing For All By Dhurjati Mukherjee A big question mark hangs over Modi government’s ambitious target of achieving ‘Housing For All by 2022-Rural’, given that...

An unnecessary addition?

Anti-Lynching Law By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Government of West Bengal has passed the Prevention of Lynching Bill in the Legislative Assembly...