Illustration: Anil Shakya

Wanted: A Guardian Angel

Imposing a tax on startups is unfair as most don’t make it to the second stage of financing and angel investors bear the brunt...
President Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose/Photo: UNI

The Acid Test

Above: President Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose/Photo: UNI Lokpal faces its first challenge over allegations that former Karnataka CM...
A 20-year-old footballer-turned-militant surrendering before security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag district/Photo: UNI

A Peace Offering

Above: A 20-year-old footballer-turned-militant surrendering before security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag district/Photo: UNI Though the J&K government has for the third time come up...
A doctor examines a patient for swine flu at Patna Medical College and Hospital. Photo: UNI

A Poor Substitute for MCI

Above: A doctor examines a patient for swine flu at Patna Medical College and Hospital. Photo: UNI National Medical Commission Bill will abolish the Medical...
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India staging a demonstration in Chennai to condemn the killing of a Dalit youth who had married a caste Hindu girl. Photo: UNI

Caste, an Unsavoury Reality

This is an issue which often hits the headlines in India as seen in the Justice Karnan episode. Is there a better way to...
Pharm D candidates at the Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Kolkata; they can prefix “Dr”/Photo: gnipst-pc.ac.in

Prefixing “Dr”: Taking the Shine Away

Above: Pharm D candidates at the Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Kolkata; they can prefix “Dr”/Photo: gnipst-pc.ac.in With the pharmacy council allowing...
Modicare: A Pill for India’s Ills?

Modicare: A Pill for India’s Ills?

Above: A majority of the poor do not have health insurance and expenses are high The Modicare project of the PM, which will kickstart on...
Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Though no one in India may claim to be a super-citizen, functional inequality may be justified under very special circumstances   ~By Upendra Baxi   A bench...
God help the country: that is Modi government's unique defence strategy

God help the country: that is Modi government’s unique defence strategy

~By Rajesh Sinha Don't be shocked by the headline. Narendra Modi government has in full faith taken recourse to age-old, traditional Indian tactics to safeguard...
India’s Urban Rot

India’s Urban Rot

Above: Rescue operation at the flyover collapse site in south Kolkata/Photo: UNI Building collapses and fires are not the only causes of urban deaths, and...

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