With Pathankot to Pokhara proving a road too far for the two countries, will Washington at the end of the month be where the bilateral journey will finally begin?
When entitlements are denied or reduced, we instinctively turn to the constitution but the constitution itself is wide open to interpretation as per the ideological orientations and personal beliefs of those in power.
Even as Indian officials rule out a meeting of foreign secretaries until a Pakistani investigating team visits the site of the Pathankot terrorist attack, both sides have confirmed their foreign ministers will meet.
Government circles believe the time is right for a battered West Asia to turn towards India, where Islam coexists with multiple religions.
In conversation with The Wire, JNUSU vice president Shehla Rashid discusses the lessons learnt during the movement, the challenges she has to face as a woman, why she believes JNU was targeted and a lot more.
RSS-affiliates Swadesh Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh have pushed the government to cut royalty on Bt cotton seeds and the cap on the price of the seeds.
The government appears bent on decisively abandoning the earlier consensus of adherence to public health goals.
Standing up for Bharat Mata even as we kill reason, sense, and one of her flood plains.
AYUSH ministry says RTI reply showing it follows a discriminatory recruitment policy of not sending Muslims as yoga instructors abroad is a ‘fabrication’ but newspaper which released the documents stands by its story
The constant resurrection of the Ishrat Jahan case, and the dubious arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students have played out like a re-run of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah method of dealing with dissent and challenges.
The godman has become an accomplice in the million injustices that scar this land every day. In turn, the politician finds ways to ensure the baba’s revenue model enjoys state protection and patronage.
Kanhaiya Kumar’s battle cry that the fate of India lies in the hands of its poor and oppressed may turn out to be more true than even he has bargained for.
The BJP is trying to take the moral high-ground on corruption by laying the blame for corporate loan defaults on the previous regime. But it is equally on test for the way it handles these cases.
What we need is a full national symbol –a slant-eyed, black Bharat Mata, crippled by hunger and deprivation, pain and disease, dressed in rags and chains, howling in rage while being eaten by a lion and getting ready to be reborn unchained.
The move by the Narendra Modi-led government to introduce the Aadhaar Bill as a money bill has got politicians, constitutional experts and rights activists worried.
The Left parties must be alert to the risk of making Kanhaiya lose his freshness if he is made a poster boy of election rallies in West Bengal elections
Modi’s foreign policy and travels have focused on attracting foreign investments, but the task of translating commitments into reality rests with the MEA, which needs greater resources.
The JNU Student Union president’s speech after being released from jail was carried live by most news TV channels and displaced Prime Minister Modi’s parliament speech in newspaper headlines on Friday morning. Chitra Padmanabhan has translated the text into English for The Wire.
The manner in which the RSS poster boy in Haryana faltered in the face of the recent Jat agitation tells us a lot about the qualities of a swayamsewak.
In a riveting 45-minute speech laced with wit and sarcasm shortly after being released from jail, JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar directly took on Prime Minister Modi and the RSS.
Vrinda Grover, lawyer for the family of the teenager shot dead by the Gujarat police in 2004, says the only question before the courts is that of her custodial killing.
The rail budget became the first official document to use the term ‘Divyang’, coined by Prime Minster Narendra Modi to refer to persons with disabilities. But it has not gone down well with the disabled community
‘Modinomics’ is still a work in progress. It is not bold, it is incremental, and works within the Indian statist structure and will thus find it tough to break free and unleash structural reforms.
Arun Jaitley’s Budget was high of rhetoric, but this doesn’t quite add up to a clear vision and narrative for social policy.
Jaitley said he was making a record allocation to NREGA but the increase is a modest one in real terms and is even more suspect if one considers the backlog from previous year, particularly of delayed wages.
The state and central governments are likely to increase the focus on agriculture in their budgets. But the question remains: when will farmers receive the benefits of all these plans and programmes, and more importantly, how will they overcome the present crisis?
Suresh Prabhu takes forward Modi’s promise to increase rail connectivity in the Northeast but people in the region are also asking where the Rs. 28,000 crore package the PM pledged for the work to the region in 2014 has gone
As the BJP and Congress gear up for the forthcoming polls in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says the Modi government’s talk about development of the Northeast can’t be squared with his denial of special status to the region
The hyper-nationalism being fuelled by the government’s aggressive stand on the JNU issue is proof that the RSS senses waning support for the BJP across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP appear to be pushing a cocktail of aggressive nationalism with a heavy dose of welfarism to mask their many failures so far.
Pavan Kumar Varma believes the centre is in no mood to have the GST Bill passed as it would not serve its immediate goals and could prove counter-productive in the interim due to a rise in the tax rates.
He was a reformist saint, but his legacy has been corrupted and is now being manipulated for political purposes
Leonard Gordon on the content of the recently declassified 100 files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his relationship with Jawaharlal Nehru and his place in Indian history.
So how do we get manufacturers to “make in India and export anywhere”, as the prime minister has always wanted? The key is industrial ecosystems.
Sometimes it appears that the Narendra Modi government does not want to succeed with its economic policies
The crackdown on institutes of higher learning on ideological grounds may quickly lead to anger among the middle class.
It is becoming increasingly evident that the BJP’s hyper-nationalist manoeuvres are floundering politically and only creating unity among the opposition.
Why the arrest of the JNU student union’s president is an assault on democracy
In spite of the 8 million new toilets constructed, patterns of toilet usage haven’t changed much. Analysing cultural variations in toilet use provides surprising insights into why this might be so, and what can be done to change it.
Contrary to rumours that Narendra Modi has matured as prime minister, he has not surrendered his licence to be confrontationist.