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Published On 09-Dec-2017

Should Aadhaar be mandatory?

UID

This week, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will adjudicate on limited questions of stay orders in the Aadhaar case. After numerous attempts by...

UID is about data for surveillance, profit, not serving citizens

Usha Ramanathan

The Unique Identity (UID or Aadhaar) project lost its innocent appeal a long time ago. It is now no secret that it is not about...

Stop this project for 'unlimited government' now!

Gopal Krishna

Biometric databases have given birth to gnawing present and future civil liberties and civil rights concerns. The history of biometric profiling, going back to at...


Published On 02-Dec-2017

The battle for Gujarat

Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi (C) addresses a rally in Dahegam, some 40km from Ahmedabad, on November 25, 2017. Voters in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat will go to the polls against the opposition Congress Party in December in what will be a key test for India's right-wing premier. / AFP PHOTO / SAM PANTHAKY

Gujarat's political history in recent times can broadly be divided into three 'eras' " Before Modi, After Modi, and Modi in Delhi.

Where does the Congress hope to gain?

A strong BJP bastion for over a decade-and-a-half, Saurashtra this time is facing a wave of anti-incumbency on the issue of low prices of cotton...

Congress all fired up, but Modi has tricks up his sleeve

Reuters file photo.

As campaigning moves into the last week, the Gujarat election has become a no-holds-barred slugfest.


Published On 25-Nov-2017

'Padmavati', a trial by fire

Gandhinagar: Members of Sri Rajput Karni Sena shout slogans during a massive protest rally against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavati, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Sunday. PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar(PTI11_12_2017_000115B)

The Padmavati controversy has taken a predictably unfortunate turn...

Yet another 'hurt sentiments' drama

My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins," goes the old saying; obviously...


Published On 19-Nov-2017

'Punish the institutions, regulators who failed, not the students'

Three of the four deemed universities whose students have suffered ...

State fails, but students suffer

Michael Spence got a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his theories...

Degrees of Doom

UGC

In a hard-hitting judgement on November 3, the Supreme Court suspended...


Published On 12-Nov-2017

Mission impossible? Blame it on Jio

When Reliance Communications (RCom) launched with its...


Published On 11-Nov-2017

5G: Modi's next speed test

5g

In a major push to realise its goals of Digital India and Make in India, the Modi government has announced ambitious plans to introduce 5G...


Published On 04-Nov-2017

We are failing our children

B Yadiah teaching at the Government school in Medipalli, Andhra Pradesh. Credit: UNESCO

A World Bank study released in October has expressed serious concern over "extreme shortfalls...

Teacher education critical missing piece

The recently released World Bank study on the status of education calls out the "learning crisis...

Make poor kids confident, they'll master any lesson

The World Bank's 'Learning to Realise Education's Promise' report comes as no surprise...


Published On 28-Oct-2017

Curbing pollution: India is in a race against time

Anumita Roychowdhury

Dirty air dooms Indians to early death. Together with dirty water...

It's a public health emergency, new approach needed

Bhargav Krishna

The approaching winter brings with it renewed discussion on the harmful effects of air pollution at...

India's crisis: death by foul air

 New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog a day after millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali FestivaL. AFP PHOTO

When Sundeep Salvi and his colleagues knocked on the doors of villagers near Pune more...


Published On 21-Oct-2017

To remove hunger, address poverty first

Rumi Aijaz

One of the most basic human needs, and desire, is good health...

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of the winter session...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of the winter session...

Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress...

Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress...

INLD MP Dushyant Chautala arrives by a tractor to attend the winter session of Parliament...

INLD MP Dushyant Chautala arrives by a tractor to attend the winter session of Parliament...

Social activist Anna Hazare while addressing a press conference at the Guwahati Press club, in...

Social activist Anna Hazare while addressing a press conference at the Guwahati Press club, in...

Members of Anganwadi workers hold a protest against Uttar Pradesh Government in support of their...

Members of Anganwadi workers hold a protest against Uttar Pradesh Government in support of their...

Election observers inspecting the EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) at a distribution centre...

Election observers inspecting the EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) at a distribution centre...

A vegetable vendor sits between the wheels of a parked truck, in a street market in Kolkata on...

A vegetable vendor sits between the wheels of a parked truck, in a street market in Kolkata on...

Army jawans near a helicopter parked at Kolkata maidan during foggy Friday morning. Historic Victori

Army jawans near a helicopter parked at Kolkata maidan during foggy Friday morning. Historic Victori

A fisherman casting his net at Dal Lake during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar on...

A fisherman casting his net at Dal Lake during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar on...

Muslims pray on the steps of a mosque during a demonstration against the...

Muslims pray on the steps of a mosque during a demonstration against the...

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