An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
Nearly 50% of the $44 billion that came in as foreign direct investment inflows in 2016 went towards brownfield projects.
‘In Naxal-controlled villages, if people vote, they are seen as government agents, if they don’t, they are called Maoist sympathisers.’
Already struggling to survive and compete with cheaper machine-made goods, the added burden of GST compliance will decimate self-employed artisans.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
India has a lot to lose if it doesn’t make better sense of its weather, especially for its farmers and for better disaster management.
The informal economy of tamasha stigmatises artistes and at the same time, provides possibilities and power, however limited, to some women.
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
With tourism to Parvati Valley on the rise, local communities struggle to cope with the pressures of the new consumerist society.
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.
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.
SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh, a long-time supporter of the BJP, is a man whose industry and political connections have crisscrossed more than once.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
While arguments over methodologies and calculations will find its way to the courts, the telecom regulator believes that symmetry in tariffs will bring about symmetry in traffic.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
Public-spiritedness does not always require self-sacrifice or deep ethical thinking, though ethics, of course, can help.
Asian countries must take steps to rationalise tax competition and build cooperation on tax matters, both at the regional and the global level.
For IS militants, unlike Socrates, only an “unexamined life” is worth living.
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there’s no sign that the old order has been challenged.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
It is time for India to fully fund and implement its ambitious health policies, and translate them into better health outcomes for its millions. Without health, little else matters.
The government is finalising a pilot project in line with NITI Aayog’s recent suggestion that children and mothers be given cash transfers instead of cooked or uncooked food.
Young Indians need jobs and the Modi government’s record of creating them is worse than ours, said the Congress vice president.
Has communal hatred seeped into the Bengali-speaking middle class psyche?
The plea filed by Rohingya refugees offers an opportunity for the Supreme Court to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive policies and binding obligations under international law.
Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley has given the Congress a reason to cheer, but there’s much to be done if it wants to capitalise on the growing dissatisfaction with the BJP.