Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture
The controversy over Sabarimala is about the agendas of some who are seeking a political right to enter the temple as if it were a public place, not a special place of worship for a particular community.
Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts
Hindu temples are often owned and run by the state, and governments have no problem using temple revenues for things that have nothing to do with temples or Hinduism.
Creating undesirable social tensions or starting controversial deportations of poor people does not suit an aspiring power like India.
Jul 31, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
While it may be able to get away by pummelling a weak Congress in television debates or elections, the flip side is that the image of India as a place where the rule of law and constitutional order is supreme is bound to take a beating.
Jul 27, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
It is very clear that these stories are planted by the gossipy brigade in Bollywood.
Jul 26, 2018, 21:36 PM IST
There have been other surgical strikes before, and the Modi government's strikes in PoK are not the most prominent surgical strikes to have been carried out.
Jul 27, 2018, 23:11 PM IST
Neither detentions nor the no-detention policy address the quality of learning that children receive in schools. That is why we are failing our children.
Jul 27, 2018, 13:08 PM IST
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.
Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
Two Union ministers made statements that directly undermine the rule of law. This could have dangerous repercussions.
Jul 20, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
It is not enough for India to merely protest the report. It must take stronger action against UN personnel who peddle the ISI narrative.
Jul 18, 2018, 14:23 PM IST
A senior entertainment journalist reflects on his relationship with the Quantico star.
Jul 18, 2018, 11:24 AM IST
This week has given India two lessons - first from the Croatian President at the World Cup Final, and second from the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Jul 27, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
Maybe the hyperbole confirms that Shashi Tharoor has fully joined the ranks of Indian political tradition.
Jul 13, 2018, 15:53 PM IST
If we don't really care about following the letter and spirit of Article 370, we can get rid of it.
Jul 13, 2018, 13:45 PM IST
Mediums have always shattered societies. Transition of man from one technology to the next one has never been simple and steady.
Jul 12, 2018, 15:10 PM IST
Winning a Supreme Court case shows some class but scuffles with civil servants are just the opposite.
Jul 12, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
The repeal of Article 370, which gives autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, has long been a controversial topic in Indian politics.
Jul 12, 2018, 14:44 PM IST
we have industrial hubs, cosmopolitan pockets, metropolitan cities, metrosexual men, emancipated women, and instances of lynching. Many centuries also live in India, some of them making all of us uneasy.
Jul 07, 2018, 15:40 PM IST
Perhaps Bollywood is cocooned in a mist of luxury, with a serious coating of fluff and make-believe.
Jul 04, 2018, 21:30 PM IST
Most of the trolls who went after her were from her own side of the political divide.
Jul 05, 2018, 08:28 AM IST
Both the Congress and the BJP are guilty of often putting petty politics ahead of India's image and inetrests.
Jun 29, 2018, 21:51 PM IST