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Modi Is Taking India to a Dangerous Place

By Prem Shankar Jha, A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the grace to correct it before it...

India at 70: Thanks to Rightwing politics, we’re witnessing a second partition

The Hindu ‘Two Nationists’, helped along with Islamic fundamentalists, will have nothing to do with secularism now. They want in India a partition of...

India at 70: Why Hindu nationalists are afraid of Mughals

Over the last several years, Hindu nationalists have fought - with increasing success - to remove traces of the Mughals from the Indian public...

Creating pride, celebrating unity in diversity: The anthems of a new India

By Vikas Datta, It may be tough for creative professionals to display their prowess unhindered for a government-sponsored project with a host of rules, regulations...

Modi’s inclusive call: Need for religious leaders to build bridges

By Frank F. Islam, As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day, it must remember the sacrifices made by leaders of the freedom movement. It was...

Indian jails overflowing with prisoners

By Raja Bagga, The annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) says that the average overcrowding rate in Indian prisons is 14 per...

Judging books by their names: A trip through tantalising titles

By Vikas Datta, "Conquering kings their titles take.." begins a Christian hymn, but what about those of books that demand you take a second look...

Opposition unity may remain a chimera

By Amulya Ganguli, It has again become Sonia Gandhi's responsibility to put together the broken pieces of opposition unity. She successfully performed this task in 2004,...

Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia’s Rahul hopes alive

By Saeed Naqvi, It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire...

True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

By Anil K. Rajvanshi, My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow...

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