Just like in many other parts of the world, the decision-making elites have chosen to take short-term decisions that favoured their interests rather than the society’s.
In Bonn, Trump adviser George David Banks says the US will fight Chinese efforts to reintroduce a division between rich and poor countries into the Paris deal.
Incidents of sexual violence, such as those in Karachi, call on us to collectively defy, one more time, any attempts by anyone to push us back in the char dewari.
From Florentino Ariza of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera to Kabir Durrani of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy – literary heroes are redeemed by one’s imagination.
Victims of Sexual Assault Continue to Face Humiliation at Hands of Police, Medical Professionals, Finds Study
Despite reforms, rape survivors face several roadblocks to justice and support services from officials unwilling to register complaints to problems accessing healthcare, counselling and legal aid.
Some arcane provisions of the ICJ’s statute may help a deadlocked UN Security Council and General Assembly reach a decision on who fills the world court’s last vacant seat.
The fact that the charge of attempted bribery was made by the CBI has been conveniently overlooked in the rush to declare that the petitioners had damaged “the great institution”.
The trials and tribulations of modern India – and especially the present-day – are affecting the debate on ancient India, even on the other side of the ocean.
With a net debt of 443 billion rupees as of end-March, RCom is the most leveraged among listed Indian telecom companies.
Report looks at 26 years of health data in India to see trends in diseases and risks in every state. The conclusion is that large health inequalities exist among states.
Vinod Dua discusses how cash transactions have increased contrary to one of the goals of demonetisation and why the BJP and RSS are attempting to tarnish Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy.
The prime minister also backed a rules-based regional security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region, sending a subtle message to China against its military assertiveness in the area.
The trade deficit widened to $14.02 billion last month from $8.98 billion in September.
Cell biologists like Sarkar are fascinated by Giardia, not only because it is pathogenic but also because of “the toolkit it uses to go through life”.
In conversation with Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, directors of ‘An Insignificant Man’, a political documentary that charts the growth of the Aam Aadmi Party in its initial but heady days.
The Left alone can provide a way out of the socio-economic and political dead end India is in now since it can provide an agenda transcending neoliberal capitalism.
Few talk of the greatness of ideas that sprung in the beginning of the revolution – pluralism in literature, poetry, linguistics, mathematics – that is sheer genius.
Surrogate parents of unrelated nestlings could forgo food while incubating eggs and foraging for chicks, and they lose weight. What makes them act in such a generous manner? Are they altruistic?
In ‘Contesting Marginalisations’, Vidya Bhushan Rawat has brought together different perspectives on what constitutes Ambedkarism and what it has meant to individuals and activists working in various spheres.
Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s claims that despite the CBI indicting the accused, the central vigilance commissioner had let the officers off the hook.
Slowly but surely, the Congress is shuffling back into the game and Rahul, the man who everyone, including his own party, gave up on, is chiefly responsible for that.
The Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch has urged the rights body to address the ‘grave injustice and human rights violation’ against the Bhim Army chief, in custody since June 8.
And while the IITs have been in decline for many years now, some of the MHRD’s exclusivist policies are poised to drive them further into the ground.
‘In the last three years, we have been witness to an unfortunate vilification campaign around you and your ideas about freedom, secularism and socialism.’
In its quest to reduce electricity tariffs, the state appears to be getting support from UP’s electricity watchdog whose behaviour is not in line with its duty to act as an unbiased adjudicator in disputes between discoms and generators.
The proposed treaty on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions, and for persons with “other disabilities” is of utmost importance to India.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges.
As US-backed and Russian-backed forces battle to retake the remaining pockets of ISIS-held terrain, Mattis said the US military’s longer-term objective would be to prevent the return of an “ISIS 2.0.”
The attempt was met with protest and walkouts on Monday at UN climate talks in Bonn.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Resigns from Festival Jury After I&B Ministry Removes Two Films from Selection
The ministry pulled out Malayalam movie S Durga and Marathi film Nude from the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India.
The mandate for the joint inquiry by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which has found the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent sarin in an April 4 attack, expires on Friday.
The chief minister also said that “distorting history” is akin to sedition and that “Pakistan” is used as an abuse in Europe, as is “Paki”.
A senior UN official, who had toured the refugee camps in Bangladesh, on Sunday accused Myanmar’s military of conducting organised mass rape and other crimes against humanity.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
As a traditional public health intervention, vaccines have been costing more money in recent years when a couple of newer generation of products are exhausting governments’ budgets.
Mohammed’s family and social activists have alleged the involvement of cow vigilantes from right wing outfits.
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), criticises demonetisation and argues that it failed to achieve all the objectives that were promised by the government.
US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.