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Lessons from the Northeast should help bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir

The muscular approach of 2015 has been followed by confidence building in the Northeast, and this could be a viable option to be replicated in Jammu and Kashmir and the LWE-affected states.

RVS Mani | Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST

Narendra Modi's foot-in-mouth ministers should measure their words

Two Union ministers made statements that directly undermine the rule of law. This could have dangerous repercussions.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Jul 20, 2018, 13:26 PM IST

Other Blogs

Is Bollywood softening towards Pakistan?

Sonam Kapoor at the Cannes Film Festival this week made it known that the climate of hostility is changing when she hugged Mahira on the red carpet as the saffron brigade fumed.

Subhash K Jha | Jun 13, 2018, 10:29 AM IST

Is Rajinikanth’s aura waning?

The fan clubs are going into hysterical cartwheels over their demi-god ’s new release. But do you know anyone who has really liked the garbled politics of Rajinikanth in his latest film Kaala?

Subhash K Jha | Jun 12, 2018, 09:19 AM IST

Bihar's jails are way too crowded, liquor arrests made it worse

14 of Bihar's jails hold more than 150 percent of their capacity.

Vartika Nanda | Jun 07, 2018, 14:27 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra and the Quantico fiasco: Why actors must look before they leap

Actors all across the world are owning up to the content that they accept to be part of.

Subhash K Jha | Jun 05, 2018, 14:54 PM IST

Why this Kaala-Kaveri Di? Tamil Nadu and Karnataka must talk to each other, not talk at each other

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are exemplary for the rest of India on many fronts. Surely, they can work this issue out.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jun 05, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Shocking gap between security at airports and railway stations in India

"The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law and equal protection of laws within the territory of India.” – Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

Rinku Bora | May 30, 2018, 14:50 PM IST

Sterlite shutdown - Myopic decision

The Tamil Nadu Environment & Forests Department’s Government Order for the “permanent” closure of Sterlite Copper, the Vedanta Group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, is shortsighted and grievous. It doesn’t augur well for industrialization—not only in Tamil Nadu, which is a leading industrial state, but also in the entire country.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 30, 2018, 10:31 AM IST

Electronic voting is not perfect, but paper ballots can be worse. It is not wise to go back on EVMs

The EVMs or electronic voting machines are more secure and easier to measure ballots. But technology can scare people who cannot understand or control it.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 29, 2018, 17:08 PM IST

It is so fragile! Karnataka politics shifts mode from 'Game of Thrones' to 'House of Cards'

Just a few days earlier, Rahul Gandhi had said the S in Janata Dal-S stood for "Sangh Parivar". Therefore, make no mistake: What we have here is a marriage of convenience.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 24, 2018, 17:13 PM IST

Bank privatisation is only solution

Neither the PCA nor any other framework can cure the banking sector, for the problem is structural rather than functional: it is the government ownership that is at the heart of the rot. 

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 24, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Fawning over the Royal Wedding over, here are the real lessons for Bollywood

As a British White Royal Male and An America Actress Of Mixed Race  the  couple knows its  responsibilities as a celebrity team and intends  to work vigorously into being setting an example  for youngsters  of every  race and country.

Subhash K Jha | May 23, 2018, 13:35 PM IST

Karnataka Assembly Election Results are a double-edged sword, now watch out for pre-poll alliances for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The day may officially belong to the BJP, but there is enough silver lining for the Congress as well.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 15, 2018, 14:28 PM IST

Cannes Do No Wrong—Why Do We take Our Films To Cannes?

There we go again. It is that time of the year when our films and filmmakers head to the scenic  French town for a  bit of a sun and a lot of hype, and nothing else.

Subhash K Jha | May 14, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Price controls: Remedy worse than malady

The wise, they say, learn from the mistakes of others, while fools learn from their own mistakes. Our political masters refuse to learn any sensible lesson.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 10, 2018, 18:48 PM IST

Not just Sonam Kapoor, many Bollywood stars won't marry from film industry

It always helps to have a healthy contact with the world outside the film industry.

Subhash K Jha | May 08, 2018, 10:04 AM IST

On his 200th birth anniversary, Karl Marx continues to haunt us

Marxism is at the end of a day a collectivist and totalitarian philosophy. And, at the heart of collectivism and totalitarianism lies darkness.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 03, 2018, 14:00 PM IST

War against corruption in India is endless, meaningless finger-pointing, we need to do better

Corruption in India is sophisticated. It doesn't happen Bollywood-style. We need a better method of dealing with allegations.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 03, 2018, 10:37 AM IST

In their blindness, there is no difference between Asaram bhakts and Leftists

It is easy to dismiss or ridicule Asaram's bhaktas as irrational people, but their behaviour is the same as those who continued to support the horrors of Russia and China.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Apr 27, 2018, 18:42 PM IST

India's judges don't like to be judged, and petty politics is not going to fix it

The attempt by the Congress-led opposition to impeach the Chief Justice of India reeks of street politics, not statesmanship.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 26, 2018, 10:25 AM IST

The two ugly faces of sexual assault in Bollywood

There is a mindset that lets some feel entitled to exploit. Then there's the other where failure converts consenting adults into victims.

Subhash K Jha | Apr 25, 2018, 20:22 PM IST

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