As Donald Trump takes over the reigns from US President Barack Obama today, this week’s column focuses on a selection of rights issues that are likely to suffer under his administration.
Two RSS ideologues, who have no works of literature to their name, are set to take the stage at the Jaipur Literature Festival. But why is no one speaking up against it?
Professor Arun Kumar, who has researched extensively on the black economy in India, discusses demonetisation and the upcoming Union Budget.
India’s foreign policy cannot be centred around personalities any more.
There is no justification for the Ministry of AYUSH’s reliance on an invalidated practice, which could lure patients of diabetes into a false sense of security.
India and the US, who prided themselves on the strong democratic values enshrined in their constitutions, appear to be facing a ‘crisis of governability’.
The protests at Marina beach over Jallikattu is more of an expression of Tamil solidarity rather than being about any particular grievance.
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Thanks in part to demonetisation, a Dalit consolidation of sorts seems to be occurring in western UP, which could spell trouble for the BJP.
As the agrarian distress mounts in Punjab, political parties have failed to address the issue in their campaigns even as they trade blame.
Donald Trump says he supports torture. Can political leaders change his mind?
Section 377 is often used to harass gays, but rarely do the cases land up in courts and result in prosecution or conviction
Jammeh’s decision came after West African armies invaded Gambia to remove him after he refused to concede a poll defeat to President Adama Barrow.
Veteran feminist Selma James talks about the need for wages for housework, women’s struggle for pay equity and how waged caring labour is fundamental to women’s economic autonomy.
Mexicans are increasingly using social media as a tool to discuss and protest.
Trump signed the order that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said was aimed at “minimizing the economic burden” of the “Obamacare” law.
The first of hundreds of womens’ marches organised around the world in a show of disapproval of US President Donald Trump have begun.
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
UN member states are keen to see a nuclear weapons-free world, but the new US president may have other plans.
In conversation with Boris Michel, regional director for Asia Pacific at the International Committee of the Red Cross, on the organisation’s work, the Syrian civil war, the Rohingya crisis, and the way forward for humanitarian and transnational organisations.
Left historians have deliberately created an education system that distorts Indian history, says Dattatreya Hosabale
The state government is seeking to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, initially conceded defeat to Barrow following a December 1 election before back-tracking, saying the vote was flawed.
“Weaknesses can only be overcome if you accept the strategy…If you don’t accept the strategy, then you will let your weaknesses limit you,” says the Army chief
In an unprecedented disciplinary move, a circular was sent to teachers asking them to notify the registrar of their involvement in the strike.
Inflationary concerns aside, we also have to realise that fiscal deficits are always accompanied by trade deficits.
Organisers and partners have stressed that the march is not anti-Trump, but rather is concerned about the current and future state of women’s rights.
Chennai’s Ennore Creek is still revivable and T.M. Krishna’s appeal through the ‘Poromboke’ song is doing its bit to create awareness.
The recent verbal attack on Dangal star Zaira Wasim is symptomatic of an unholy entanglement of religion and politics that had led to a shrinking space for women in public life.
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Supporters welcome the move as a guarantor of stability at a time of turmoil while opponents see as a step towards an authoritarian state.
The unprecedented accessibility to the president-elect was highlighted as he returned calls to reporters trying to get in touch with him.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Barack Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
West African armies halted operation Restore Democracy after the country’s new president, Adama Barrow took oath Thursday at The Gambia’s embassy in Senegal.
The group of volunteers, who first came together during the 2015 Chennai floods, are committed to keeping the environment clean.
Alok Kumar Verma was selected by a three member panel comprising the prime minister, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
The orchestra had to overcome Islamist death threats on its way to its first international performance in the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
Party cadres in Mathura are unhappy with the BJP’s choice of Shrikant Sharma as its candidate from that seat and as its likely chief ministerial pick.
Populism, the new political insult, is merely a somewhat confused but legitimate response to the feeling of abandonment experienced by the working classes.
The Man Booker Prize winner is not an unwilling interviewee. Rather, he doesn’t want to subscribe to labels the meanings of which he is unsure of.
Hanging over Obama’s departure is the reality that he’s being replaced by a successor who has vowed to upend much of what he accomplished.
If passed, the bill would give preference to foreigners studying in US universities, advanced degree holders, those being paid a high wage and those with valuable skills.