What’s in an election?

Sundar Sarukkai What do elections have to do with democracy? There seems to be a strong belief that a democratic society is defined by its elections. The principle of... Read more »

The classroom as the instructor’s castle

Pulapre Balakrishnan Some months ago, a global leader of the IT industry set sections of India’s corporate-sector elite aflutter with the comment that Indians are not creative. It is... Read more »

We need no lessons on morality from Kashmir!  

Parteeksha Sharma Those who came out naked in front of ex-Prime Minister Late Indira Gandhi during a Jam-packed rally in Iqbal Park in Srinagar in the year 1983 should... Read more »

Steering reform in clogged courts

Amrita Pillai, Shriyam Gupta, Nitika Khaitan The spotlight was on the Bombay High Court in early May when one of its judges sat well past midnight hearing cases before... Read more »

The fight for survival

Smita Gupta The Congress’s swift announcement on May 15, the day of the Karnataka Assembly results, that it was willing to form a government with the smaller Janata Dal... Read more »

Making sense of the Wuhan reset

M.K. Narayanan On the cards was a possible reset of ties between India and China in the wake of the ‘informal summit’ in Wuhan (April 27-28) between Prime Minister... Read more »

It’s not about the nuclear deal

Chinmaya R. Gharekhan If – and that’s a big if – the leaders of the U.S., China, South Korea and North Korea succeed in concluding a deal on the... Read more »

Can the BJP wrest Karnataka from the Congress?

Muralidhar Rao, Rajeev Gowda & Sandeep Shastri The JD(S) and the Congress are two faces of the same coin. The BJP will win with a majority Yes, we will... Read more »