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Sec 69 of the IT Act: Fears of violation of privacy may not be unfounded

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- The December 2018 notification by the ministry of home affairs, which specified 10 agencies for interception, monitoring and decryption of information under the section 69 of the ... Read More


How not to reform the Indian Stat

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- From the (now botched up) attempt to introduce lateral entrants into the government, the launch of new schemes like the Ayushman Bharat and Aspirational Districts Programme, unvei... Read More


Sheikh Hasina, the unchallenged ruler

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- The ruling Awami League has come back to power with a stunning mandate in Bangladesh. The party has won 288 out of 300 seats up for grabs in the polls held on Sunday. The oppositi... Read More


2019: a big year for India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- Welcome to the new year. Whether 2019 ends up being different from 2018 is entirely up to us. We could have more of the same on all fronts, or we could have something entirely dif... Read More


India's theatre culture is undergoing a sea change

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- We are living in times of collaboration. Not to say that collaborations never existed before but today I believe that prevailing technology is the perpetrator of this sharing on a... Read More


Imagining 2019: The system isn't warped, the system is us

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- Imagining things like the future is the trick of the trade of us science fiction and fantasy (SFF) writers. But in a way we are also interpreters of history. Whether we're writing... Read More


Disney can use 'Hakuna Matata'

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- Around two weeks ago, I did a session on "stress relief" for law students who are part of IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education), a project to empower... Read More


A unified military command is the way to go

NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- The integration of India's three services has been a can kicked around for decades. The Indian Chief of Air Staff, BS Dhanoa, has joined a line of distinguished voices in arguing... Read More


Hold fresh elections in J&K

NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- The manner in which Governor Satyapal Malik dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has raised concerns about the fairness of the move and its implications in the militancy-hit ... Read More


LOSING AN OPPORTUNITY CHANGES THE PATH OF DESTINY IN OUR LIFE

NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- Opportunities present themselves every day to every person but only a few recognise and capture them without delay to achieve their desired destiny. The trouble with opportunity... Read More