Recalling the iconoclasm of Varanasi’s ordinary citizens, the wisdom of its scholars and the dreams of its failed kings who sought to make an empire of a republic.
“I think my discussion of yoga is threatening to the RSS-linked administration,” Patricia Sauthoff has said in an interview.
If the thinking of Satya Pal Singh is anything to go by, we must prepare for a long spell of darkness.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is awfully complex and has confused not only businesses and the public, but also the government.
If broad and deep reforms are not carried out alongside creating institutions of eminence, the government’s proposal stands the risk of reinforcing existing structural inequalities in the education system.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also accused Pakistan of waging a war against India.
The women’s bodies, their voices weaving in and out of each other and their comments framing their songs are living demonstration of how dominance and resistance are not distinct and monologic.
Condensed matter physicist Archana Lakhani is the only woman scientist at CSR Indore – and this has been the case for the last ten years.
Throughout history, Bihar has been the epicentre of Buddhist teaching. The Rahul Collection commemorates this heritage.
“There is freedom in cycling. We are not dependent on anyone now. I can never give this up.”
We’re not sure if the cure, the populist outsider, will work and make life better. but we are willing to experiment as the old certainties of representative politics wither.
Growth slowed to a three-year low of 5.7% in the quarter that ended in June, and finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government is looking for ways to speed it up.
As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
The Railways is now exploring various ways for General Electric, which was awarded the contract in 2015, to smoothly exit the Rs 2,000-crore project.
Maya Mirchandani interviews India’s former high commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan about his new book ‘The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan’.
A recent and troubling editorial by The Economic Times shows how Jaypee’s defence against angry homebuyer looking for justice is often bought hook, line and sinker.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.
As Rohingya people continue to flee Rakhine State and allege widespread persecution, a look at their struggle through the years.
This comes after Maneka Gandhi recently said the government was considering moving from food transfers to cash transfers.
Orouba Barakat, an opponent of the ruling Baath party, and her only child, journalist Halla Barakat, were found dead with stab wounds to their neck.
The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.
Rohingya families who were living in Jammu have moved to Khimber in Kashmir, fearing violence against them.
Let us remember Asima Chatterjee as a world-class chemist in a time when science was a lot less comfortable to do and involved a lot more of getting your hands dirty than it does today.
The Medical Council of India as well as the college in question had objected to the admission.
May’s proposals for such a transition, for meeting Britain’s financial obligations and for protecting EU citizens’ rights, fell short of what the EU wanted.
The National Accountability Bureau has already frozen the properties of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his known sources of income.
Border forces have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any attempts by the Rohingya to cross the India-Bangladesh border.
The chief proctor allegedly told students to “keep quiet” until the prime minister’s two-day visit to Varanasi, beginning the day of the protest, was over.
The apex court has also asked states to submit compliance reports based on its previous order on appointing district nodal officers to curb cow-related mob violence.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
Few thought she’d go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
With tourism to Parvati Valley on the rise, local communities struggle to cope with the pressures of the new consumerist society.
Climate change is making berries ripen early in Kodiak, Alaska, luring bears away from eating salmon. This shift may not hurt the bears, but could have far-reaching impacts on surrounding forests.
The cashless future that demonetisation promised never came, and many in rural Marathwada scoff at the idea.
Adversaries need to recognise that India’s cyber capabilities – and its intent to act on them – will be enough to overcome any cyber-attack or border provocation they launch.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that, through repetitive familiarity, have become almost invisible to the resident.
The court has set aside an NGT order on the matter saying the tribunal doesn’t have jurisdiction, but made it clear that future legal challenges are welcome.
Vinod Dua discusses the problem of cyber crimes and how Jawaharlal Nehru University has changed.
There isn’t enough evidence to say if certified tropical forests are better than, the same as, or worse than conventionally managed tropical forests when it comes to people.
Eleven years after order, none of the states have conformed to the guidelines, says a Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report.
US President Donald Trump renders more clearly visible American elite power’s true self, engaged in a Darwinian struggle for mastery.
The regulatory body should terminate interconnection usage charges completely by 2019 instead of 2020, encouraging operators to turn the new disruption into an opportunity to meet Digital India goals.
In Pakistan’s political culture, the ghosts of vanquished leaders prove to be more potent than their live versions.