Union Home Minister Amit Shah saying that the new citizenship law was necessary because the Congress divided India on religious grounds shows he learned nothing in history class, writes Shashi Tharoor.
At Jama Masjid, Muslims pronounced they are Indians first, rejecting the idea that someone can reimagine the basis of the Republic, just because he has majority, writes Shekhar Gupta.
The images of a sobbing, 25-year-old Aishwarya Rai outside the house of former Bihar chief minister and RJD head Lalu Prasad shook her friends and professors in Delhi. To them, this was different from how they remembered her — a “happy-go-lucky” woman. Jyoti Yadav reports.
Kerala continues to enhance its reputation as one of the country’s best performers as far as social indices are concerned, with the southern state topping the list on the education of girls in India, according to data with the Modi government. Himani Chandna reports that Kerala has an age-specific attendance ratio of 60% for girls at the pre-primary level and 99.5% at the level of class 11 and 12.
Which is the Indian text most widely known in the world? Most will say, without a blink, the Bhagavad Gita. But few know that the Gita’s global fame is a very recent phenomenon. Way before the Bhagavad Gita became global, there was another text that was far more widely read across the Indian subcontinent and the world — it was the Panchatantra, writes Prathama Banerjee.
Scientists have found that chapatis in rural homes in Bihar contain higher amounts of arsenic than previously estimated, putting the population of areas exposed to the harmful chemical element at an increased risk of cancer. Mohana Basu reports.
Northeast unrest over citizenship law is hardly about secularism. People only want to protect their distinct tribal culture from Bengalis residing there, writes Zainab Sikander.