No room for questions

Krishna Kumar In his 1976 classic on childhood, The Inner World, psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar compared the advent of modernity to a shipwreck. He was using this metaphor to highlight the emotional uncertainty that people must face when their faith is questioned or ridiculed. People look for whatever raft they can find. Once they find one, […]

Ensure safety of Kashmiris

Kashmiri family being attacked by a few miscreants in New Delhi last week has triggered outrage across the Valley. The incident has created fear among the Kashmiris putting up in different states and they fear for their lives. It’s unfortunate that a helpless girl was beaten for no fault. The video of the beating up […]

It’s time to address online violence against women in India

Mariya Salim Among the top 20 countries in internet usage worldwide, India has the highest yearly growth rate of internet users. Easy access to the internet has enabled many people, especially women and other marginalised groups, to overcome traditional barriers and participate in the public sphere. However, the violence women face in these virtual spaces […]

All eyes on Windsor

Kishwar Desai Everything comes to a standstill this week, as all eyes are on the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding on May 19, and all roads lead to Windsor. We have been flooded with information about what will happen — including that it will be a sunny day (mostly) at 18 degrees — and […]

Nuclear tests and the futility of it all

Aakar Patel According to sources, Pakistan today is actually ahead of us in terms of the number of nuclear devices it has produced. Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided India should be a member of the nuclear supplier’s group, but that has not got anywhere either. (Photo: AP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided India should be […]

Kashmir, India-Pak tension, Muslim discontent: All for nation-building?

SREEPARNA CHAKRABARTY Fresh from the Karnataka battle where he insists his party would get a “clear majority”, senior Congress leader and a core member of the party’s thinktank Jairam Ramesh says the Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan bypoll defeats have put the BJP on the defensive. In an interview to Sreeparna Chakrabarty, the Rajya Sabha MP […]

Give them a chance

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is making desperate attempts to ensure that the holy month of Ramadan and the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra passes off peacefully. She wants bloodshed to end and killings to stop but till now she has not got any positive response from the Government of India. On Saturday the Chief Minister chaired the […]

BJP puts PDP in tight spot

Bharatiya Janata Party turning down the ceasefire suggestion put forth by the all party meeting held in Srinagar has put its ally Peoples Democratic Party in a tight spot. Soon after the BJP turned down the suggestion Opposition parties launched a scathing attack at the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for calling the meeting and making […]

Vote 2018 Karnataka: An election neither side can afford to lose

Neena Gopal If roadshows and catchy slogans radically alter an electorate’s thinking, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s searing allegations against the Siddaramaiah government over neglecting the plight of farmers and the persistent riverine water shortage, as he campaigned across the length and breadth of Karnataka, should reap a saffron harvest. Will it help the BJP […]

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