Members of parliament and legislators in 31 states today turned out in large numbers to vote for the next president of India.
It takes a special kind of nastiness to deploy victims of one tragedy as weapons against other victims, to see in two similar crimes not the common thread of justice but an opportunity to play political games.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Jahnavi Sen from The Wire analyse three news stories of the day
With Narendra Modi visiting Israel soon, we ask ambassador Daniel Carmon about relations with India, the stalled peace process and the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
General secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury discusses various aspects of current national politics with Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
The International Court of Justice on Thursday stayed Pakistan’s execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Siddharth Varadarajan explains why.
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
The Wire’s founding editor, Siddharth Varadarajan, and Aziz Ahmed Khan, former Pakistan high commissioner to India, discuss the future prospects for India-Pakistan relations.
Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of The Wire, and Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, discuss the controversy over army chief Bipin Rawat’s comments on Kashmir.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, discusses Sasikala’s conviction and what it means for the state’s politics in a Facebook Live chat.
In a speech full of faulty economic reasoning, Modi made one factual claim – the number of Indians with official incomes greater than Rs 10 lakh is just 24 lakh. If demonetisation really works, he needs to up that figure substantially in the next two years.
In the third of a five-part interview centred around his new book on Indian foreign policy, Choices, the former national security adviser evaluates India’s Pakistan policy.
In the second of a five-part interview centered around his new book, “Choices”, former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon discusses the border issue with China and the role of the special representatives.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, discusses the legacy of Jayalalithaa and how it will affect politics in Tamil Nadu.
He was a public intellectual and man of letters who steered the Times of India through crucial periods in India’s history
Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire, discuss the politics and economics of demonetisation in a Facebook live chat.
In this Facebook live session, The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan answers questions about the encounter of eight SIMI members by the Madhya Pradesh police.
He takes questions from viewers in realtime in this Facebook Live session.
The Wire’s founding editor attempts to cut through the clutter of jingoistic reportage and takes questions from viewers in real-time regarding the strike, its many implications and what could be the way forward.
Talmiz Ahmad is a former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and UAE and a leading expert on West Asia and political Islam.
Sadanand Menon is one of the authors of a new collection of essays published by Aleph, “On Nationalism”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the union government’s second cabinet reshuffle and expansion on Tuesday morning.
Activist and writer Harsh Mander and The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarjan discuss the details of the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Founding editor of The Wire, Siddharth Varadarajan, discusses the Gulberg Society massacre verdict and its implications.
The sixth edition of the RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism also honoured T.N. Ninan for Lifetime Achievement and picked NDTV India’s Ravish as Journalist of the Year.
“For a senior journalist to be threatened in such a manner is deplorable. It is a brazen attack on freedom of expression, and the Editors Guild of India finds this mob mentality to silence those with divergent views unacceptable”.