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Narendra Modi has lots in common with Indira Gandhi in style, populism and opposition

Narendra Modi and Indira Gandhi are in contrasting contexts, yet there are striking similarities in their style and populism

Madhavan Narayanan | Sep 17, 2018, 11:41 AM IST

Making a sense of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections

For an outsider, the JNU election is all about ‘laal salaam, comrade, hum ladenge saathi’ and of course, Kanhaiya Kumar.

Pavan Chaurasia | Sep 16, 2018, 10:19 AM IST

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#ZEEJLF Conversations from the sidelines: “You don’t have to invent history in India, you just have to read it”

We have such an extraordinarily rich heritage and history, body of knowledge that predates most things today - there is so much to learn, so much to read.

Prasad Sanyal | Jan 31, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

Time to audit performance and efficacy of POCSO Act

The NCRB says that the number of child abuse cases registered under POCSO Act went up from 8,904 in the year 2014 to 14,913 in 2015.

CBP Srivastava | Jan 28, 2018, 12:36 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Padmaavat emerges triumphant from the ordeal by fire

The footfalls at cinema halls are growing by the day, no by the show.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 27, 2018, 12:55 PM IST

#ZEEJLF conversations from the sidelines: 'The best way to deal with poverty is to forget the poor'

"The basic tenet of democracy is citizenship and, while I agree we should be value-neutral, there is one value which we cannot neuter and that is the value of 'citizenship'." 

Prasad Sanyal | Jan 27, 2018, 09:54 AM IST

Republic Day Edit | Sowing an idea for agriculture

Making tools and technology available to farmers is a long-term solution to their problems, not steroid injections of 'higher prices'.

Dr. Subhash Chandra | Jan 26, 2018, 19:37 PM IST

Vantage Point: Absurd to target AAP MLAs on 'office of profit' while moneybags ride to Rajya Sabha

The bigger problem in India is high-level political corruption, not minor nitpicking that stops first-time MLAs on the tracks.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jan 23, 2018, 18:31 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Padmaavat salutes Rajputs, Karni Sena lied and got it wrong

Karni Sena alleged the exact opposite of what Padmaavat has done.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 23, 2018, 15:52 PM IST

Undue process? Why AAP MLAs being disqualified is a win-win situation for Arvind Kejriwal

If the disqualification holds, then Delhi is heading for a mini-poll of sorts in six months to elect 20 lawmakers

Prasad Sanyal | Jan 22, 2018, 14:28 PM IST

Is questioning independence of a constitutional body itself not unconstitutional?

The recent decision by the Election Commission to disqualify 21 MLAs of the ruling AAP in Delhi has raised serious questions.

CBP Srivastava | Jan 21, 2018, 11:10 AM IST

For Padmaavat, next challenge is movie hall owners

Padmaavat is helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 18, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Delusion of stardom is Bollywood's unspoken tragedy

Delivering even the slightest non-compliment could leave you marked out as 'the enemy'.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 16, 2018, 09:40 AM IST

Vantage Point: Vikram, Betaal and 4 Supreme Court judges - A 21st Century fantasy

How would Vikramaditya view the tumult in the Supreme Court, and how would Betaal respond?

Madhavan Narayanan | Jan 15, 2018, 14:39 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Many movie stars don't want their daughters in Bollywood. Here is why

Even being the daughter of a major star can't save them from becoming victim to Bollywood's dark underbelly of misogyny and sexism.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 14, 2018, 19:10 PM IST

Execution of convicts: Let them die in peace and not in pain

The Government has claimed that hanging is the most workable mode and lethal injection method is found to have failed on many occasions in different parts of the world, hence it is not as workable as hanging.

CBP Srivastava | Jan 14, 2018, 10:13 AM IST

Mix Ambedkarism with Ranji Trophy, filter out Maratha pride: It is time to grant statehood to Vidarbha

Vidarbha's Ranji Trophy win is symbolic of the spirit of smaller states fired with a new shot of ambition to find the inspiration for growth and development.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jan 10, 2018, 12:06 PM IST

Padmavat ready for release, but here is the toll it has taken on Sanjay Leela Bhansali

He hasn't been eating or sleeping properly. And he has started chain-smoking again.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 09, 2018, 12:40 PM IST

New directives to prevent misuse of Section 498-A, which aims to tackle dowry death

Many groups working for protection of men’s rights have been critical of its frequent misuse and want it to be scrapped.

CBP Srivastava | Jan 07, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's new son underlines importance of managing star-fan relationship

Fans earlier asked for autographs. But now, they want stars to pose till they get the perfect picture on their mobile phones.

Subhash K Jha | Jan 05, 2018, 09:02 AM IST

Autonomy for IIMs a great step, but there's a long way ahead to being world-class

The government must be lauded for giving the IIMs more autonomy, but its responsibility doesn't end there.

Shobhika Puri | Jan 02, 2018, 18:19 PM IST

Lesson for Rajinikanth: Why TTV Dhinakaran really won the RK Nagar election

Money or star power alone cannot buy votes. Dhinakaran's efforts went largely unnoticed.

G Babu Jayakumar | Jan 02, 2018, 16:01 PM IST

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