Parliament: Time to evoke esma

Budget Session Trashed By Poonam I Kaushish Yawn! The outcome of Parliament's Budget session predictably went according to script: washed out by the AIADMK's Cauvery...

Violence is new black

We Love ProtestsBy Poonam I Kaushish What is with us Indians? Why are we so blasé’ about protest which turn violent? About vandalism? Why do...

Bonhomie road called distrust

India-China Poker By Poonam I Kaushish Neighbour or enemy? Both. Indeed, India-China relations are like playing a game of poker. Show no emotions even as one...

States say no to bjp

Assembly, LS Bypolls By Insaf United we stand, divided we fall, is a phrase obviously stirring the Opposition parties. Some of these sticking together have given...

Ideology be damned

MP CrisisBy Insaf To be or not to be, that is the question. Not just in Madhya Pradesh but across parties, States and of course...

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...

Transparency critical

Election FundingBy Dhurjati Mukherjee The Supreme Court recently directed all political parties to reveal donations they had received in electoral bonds and the identities of...

Maha Vikas agadhi darbar

CMP Mantra By Dr.S.Saraswathi The Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA) government of three political parties - Shiv Sena, NCP, and the Congress - formed in Maharashtra hopes...

Worst hit, require top priority

Women & Rural FolkBy Dhurjati MukherjeeThe grave economic situation will hit women and the rural folk the most. According to a recent report, released...

Vision blurred for needy?

'Crorepati' Politicians By Dhurjati Mukherjee Recent data of an analysis of election affidavits filed for the 64 Rajya Sabha seats is an eye opener on the...

Jo jeeta woh sikander!

Crime Pays In PoliticsBy Poonam I Kaushish Taint is the flavour of the new high stakes poll season in Karnataka. The more criminal and immoral,...

Bureau of convenience

His Master's VoiceBy Poonam I Kaushish What is it about the Central Bureau of Investigation that has it always in the eye of the storm?...

Need efficient doctor

Economy DiseasedBy Shivaji Sarkar There is a dilemma and nagging policy uncertainty. Is the economy growing, in a thaw or on a downslide? Does...

A crisis of trust & values

Medical Negligence By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)Transfusion of HIV-affected blood to a pregnant woman causing her to contract the disease is shocking...

No answer for progress

Privatisation Spree By Dhurjati MukherjeeIt’s one thing to announce plans and targets and another to have a roadmap to ensure these are achieved. Every year...

Will it ensure better performance?

Lateral Entry In Bureaucracy By Dhurjati Mukherjee The bureaucracy rules supreme in Government and legacy has been inherited since British days. The oft-stated 'bureaucratic attitude' is...

No talk, act on global warming

Glacial Burst By Dhurjati Mukherjee Global warming needs a lot more attention in the country following the recent glacial burst in Uttarakhand and . While experts...

Slander is Now Virtue

More vulgar the better! By Poonam I Kaushish Rajnetik virodhi ya jaani dushman? Tragically, the lines between a political opponent and a sworn enemy have got...

Reform centres for inmates?

‘Open Jails’ By Dr. Oishee Mukherjee The Supreme Court has favoured setting up of ‘open jails’, where inmates will not be confined within prison walls and...

Making a mockery of law

TN Custodial Deaths By Insaf Reprehensible! The alleged custodial death of father and son in a police station in Tamil Nadu has sent shock waves across...