Abolishing Triple Talaq

Boost to gender equality By Dr Oishee Mukherjee The recent landmark judgement of the Supreme Court striking down the controversial Islamic practice of instant talaq, has...

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...

Dramatic outcome!

Pakistan Elections By Dr D.K. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI) Pakistan politics, volatile and dramatic as it continues to surprise the world. Results of the 2018 General...

Parachute loyalties rule roost

General Election 2019 By Poonam I Kaushish As India’s greatest nautanki enters its last three phases of polling we will have stood witness to 900 million...

New year challenging

Economic Trends By Dhurjati Mukherjee The vast majority of Indians basic livelihood issues of roti, kapada and makan would score any day over trumped up...

Defined by political narratives

Society Intellectualism By Sagarneel Sinha In the present era, slowly and gradually, intellectualism is being, more or less characterised by political narratives of left and right....

Third front in Kashmir?

Apni Party By Sagarneel Sinha In static mode for the past eight months, finally there is a stir in Kashmir politics. Recently, Altaf Bukhari, a former...

Transparency via secrecy

Electoral Bonds By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Supreme Court has passed a very important interim order concerning funding of political parties for election. It...

India’s poor worst hit

UN on Privatisation By Shivaji Sarkar India’s policy of privatisation is contrary to the observation of the United Nations and the World Bank. India is bracketed...

A political issue

Future of CBI By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Government of Andhra Pradesh has suddenly withdrawn the "general consent" given to the Central...

‘Day zero’ looms large

Water Crisis By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) A Division Bench of the Madras High Court directed all district collectors across Tamil Nadu to constitute committees...

Can Govt mitigate them?

Economic Challenges Ahead By Dhurjati Mukherjee The economy is in a bad shape and experts believe it is in a worse shape than five years ago....

Ideology be damned

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

Rewriting Direct Tax

Boost growth, savings? By Shivaji Sarkar The new direct tax (DT) law must be revolutionary and a model for world economy. The government’s decision to set...

Tackle rural-urban divide

India's Job Crisis By Dhurjati Mukherjee The debate on 'jobless growth' has greatly embarrassed the government. That there is an employment crisis cannot be doubted and...

Economy back on voters’ mind

Changing Poll Dynamics The Haryana and Maharashtra election results’ speak. The Congress can do without Gandhis, regional parties have their sheen and dominant castes have...

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...

Rape of secular nation!

Kathua & Unnao Cases By Insaf Shame! That is what Kathua and Unnao rape cases should make people of this country feel. Not just J&K and...

Running out of time

India's Water Woes By Poonam I Kaushish India’s first major climate catastrophe is at our doorstep: Water. Groundwater levels in 21 major cities, including Delhi, Bangalore...

Has it outlived life?

Changing WTO By Shivaji Sarkar World trade is changing fast and in a unilateral direction. The US President Donald Trump is deciding the course. He raises...