Rise in domestic violence

Covid-19 Family Gift By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Gendered impact of infectious diseases noticed in some recent epidemics like ZIKA, SARS, and EBOLA...

India’s key stakes

US-China Rivalry By Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI)The rivalry between the US and China should intensify until one of them, mainly the latter concurs...

Enough, say taxpayers

Poor India's Rich Ministers!By Poonam I Kaushish Politics is the conduct of public affairs for private advantage. This adage rang true last week when news...

Call to opposition states

CAA, NPR ScrapBy Insaf The war between Opposition States Versus Centre gets hotter. The call by 20 Opposition parties asking all Chief Ministers to oppose...

Life between strikes

Gaon Bandh By Poonam I Kaushish In this season of civic apathy and economic disgruntlement, clearly strikes are the flavour of the season. Over the decades,...

Compromising our democracy?

Cambridge Analytica By Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI)A few weeks ago, India was stung by an 'expose' that a foreign company, Cambridge Analytica, was...

Pseudo unity in diversity!

Culture of Protests By Poonam I Kaushish How hypocritical is Mera Bharat Mahan. In a week when India celebrated its 68th Republic Day drumbeating Unity in...

Retrieving geo political role

India & Neighbours By Dr. DK. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI) 'India should be more pro-active to stop China in Myanmar', is Japan's envoy in Myanmar, Yohei...

SC sticks to nrc deadline

Anxious AssamBy Insaf ‘Citizens’ in Assam are in a tizzy. The deadline of July 31 for finalisation of the National Register of Citizens remains...

To continue despite curbs

Trade with ChinaBy Shivaji Sarkar The tension on the India-China border reaching inflection point, trade relations except for semantics, may not be impacted, as the...

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...

Karmic pay back?

Chidambaram Arrest By Poonam I Kaushish The chickens have come home to roost and you reap what you sow. Two maxims which enunciate the steamy saga...

Reopening debate

Death Penalty By Dr. S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Justice Kurien Joseph, on the eve of his retirement, delivered a judgement commuting the death sentence...

Fresh complications

Dual Citizenship By Dr S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Less mentioned but more complicated is an idea mooted in the course of protests over the Citizenship...

Growth potential untapped

Struggling MSMEsBy Dhurjati Mukherjee The MSMEs sector, regarded as the growth engine of the Indian economy, is contributing 5 per cent of the GDP. But...

Needs holistic vision

New Infra PackBy Shivaji Sarkar The government has finally woken up. It has announced Rs 102 lakh crore programme for strengthening Indian infrastructure. This aims...

March for salvation

Farmers Destitution By Shivaji Sarkar Elections and competitive promises for loan waivers for farmers are inseparable. Despite this, the farm distress doesn’t end. Even if not...

Dialogue on economy vital

Corona PanicBy Shivaji Sarkar The last quarter figures of 2019-20 fiscal may have reasons to cause worry. An uninteresting Central budget, corona virus, plummeting stock...

This needs to be ablished

High IT A MythBy Shivaji Sarkar Almost 81,000 Indians earned over Rs 1 crore a year, screams Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Is there...

Railways’ Priority

Bullet train or infrastructure? By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recent tragedy at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road foot over-bridge where over 23 persons died and 39 injured due to...