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Murder exposes risk to scribes

NEW DELHI, June 16 -- For three decades now, Kashmir has experienced deep grief. Its residents have lived with terror attacks, targeted killings, disappearances, militarisation, curfews, and almost co... Read More


Let our youth pave the right way so that we pass our old age with dignity

NEW DELHI, June 16 -- When should we start becoming responsible for our acts, and be aware of what we say and do? There are seven stages in human life - creation or birth; growth or childhood; explora... Read More


After Jaya's death, there has been little governance

NEW DELHI, June 16 -- In delivering a split verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, the Madras High... Read More


I firmly believe the government's Kashmir policy needs a reboot

NEW DELHI, June 16 -- The assassination of Shujaat Bukhari -- a friend and colleague -- throws me back to a chilling personal memory of Kashmir. The year was 2000. Then, like now, there was a ceasefir... Read More


WOMEN FARMERS CAN HELP REDUCE HUNGER

NEW DELHI, June 10 -- If the image of the farmer in the West is that of a rugged, dungaree-clad man chewing a cornstalk, in India it is that of a man, face furrowed looking up at the sky for the first... Read More


IN 2019, STRENGTH LIES IN THE NUMBERS

NEW DELHI, June 10 -- The past months have been dominated by news of the emerging united federal front against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As Chanakya has observed previously, by being the domin... Read More


The water crisis in Shimla is a warning for India

NEW DELHI, May 30 -- In India, every ecological crisis has a familiar lifecycle. No one, be it administrators, politicians or the public, takes note when things just begin to go wrong, but once it fin... Read More


EVMs are still our best bet

NEW DELHI, May 30 -- The recent by-polls for four Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Nagaland and nine assembly seats in a range of other states have triggered a major political controv... Read More


WE SHOULD ALWAYS LET GOD BE THE CAPTAIN OF OUR LIFE'S BOAT

NEW DELHI, May 30 -- If we think deeply, it is obvious that our lives knowingly or unknowingly are controlled by the almighty. We are all living by his grace. In other words, the remote of our lives i... Read More


Open cantonment roads will compromise security

NEW DELHI, May 30 -- India faces many security challenges, yet continues to be lax when it comes to vigilance about security. Otherwise, how can anyone explain the order promulgated a few days ago by ... Read More