National Conference leaders Omar Abdullah (left), Farooq Abdullah (second from left) and MP Justice (retd.) Hasnain Masoodi meeting Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi on Aug 1/Photo: PMO/Twitter

J&K: Valley on the Edge

Above: National Conference leaders Omar Abdullah (left), Farooq Abdullah (second from left) and MP Justice (retd.) Hasnain Masoodi meeting Prime Minister Modi in New...
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Taxation in India: Losing its force

Above: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay By Roopashi Khatri The term “taxation without representation” has lost its force in modern Indian democracy. India owes its...
RTI Amendment: RTI…R.I.P.

RTI Amendment: RTI…R.I.P.

While the government terms the changes to the RTI Act as “routine streamlining” and rationalisation of procedures, the unseemly haste and secrecy should not...
Honest Broker?

Honest Broker?

The US President’s offer to mediate or arbitrate in the Kashmir issue has sent alarm bells ringing among the former Pakistan diplomats, who feel...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Male Rape: Making the System Neutral

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence While gender-specific laws against perpetrators of sexual assaults must continue, those in favour of victims should become gender-neutral By Venkatasubramanian...
Doctors in several parts of India resorted to strikes and held protests in support of their counterparts in Kolkata/Photo: UNI

Doctor’s Dilemma

Above: Doctors in several parts of India resorted to strikes and held protests in support of their counterparts in Kolkata/Photo: UNI The strike by medical...
Separatist groups taking out a protest march in Srinagar demanding justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim/Above: UNI

Kathua Rape Case: A Beacon For All

Above: Separatist groups taking out a protest march in Srinagar demanding justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim/Above: UNI By punishing six of the...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence 

Mental Health and Dignity: Whither Justice?

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence  All mentally ill persons who are convicted, the Court ruled, ought to be treated with dignity according to the Mental...
PM Modi with his council of ministers after the swearing-in ceremony on May 30/Photo: UNI

Retreat from Federalism

Above: PM Modi with his council of ministers after the swearing-in ceremony on May 30/Photo: UNI  The concept of democratic federalism, introduced by our...
Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) with Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj/Photo: UNI

US-Iran Imbroglio: The Politics of Oil

Above: Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) with Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj/Photo: UNI America’s directive to India not to lift Iranian oil leaves the new...

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