Monday, 22 January, 2018

Opinion

The Chief Election Commissioner, Achal Kumar Joti along with the Election Commissioners, O.P. Rawat and Shri Sunil Arora | PIB

EC’s opinion on AAP MLAs holding office of profit suffers from serious legal infirmities

The charge against 20 AAP Delhi MLAs cannot be sustained, and the President must seek the Supreme Court’s opinion, writes former Lok Sabha secretary general. Some ill-informed political comments, and remarks by some experts who...
Deepika Padukone in the film Padmaavat

Has controversy guaranteed box office success for Padmaavat?

The name of the game is ‘create buzz’, and films like Udta Punjab show that nothing helps that more than a pre-release controversy.
A file photo of Manvendra Gohil

My family built a palace similar to Windsor Castle. I’m making it a safe...

When I came out some years ago, my parents publicly disowned me and disinherited me from the ancestral property, writes Manvendra Gohil.
Factory

Data says India’s industrial production is surging, but some decoding is needed

If taken seriously, India's Index of Industrial Production could give an incorrect impression about the state of affairs across industries to policy makers.
A graphic showing English being taught in schools

Hindi is not dead. Long live English!

About 46 per cent of Indian rural teens can now understand simple English, and this triumph of the language needs to be welcomed.
Top Military leaders from the Quad at Raisina dialogue, 2018 | Pushan Das

Three striking points about the quad, and what India needs to do to lead...

At the Raisina Dialogue, the four countries’ military leaders talked unabashed about the India-US-Japan-Australia grouping. It sends a message to China.

Kejriwal’s decision to install cameras in classrooms wasn’t knee-jerk, the reactions are

The Delhi government is not installing CCTVs in perfectly functional schools but in a school system that has suffered criminal neglect for several years.
Dhaba food | Commons

Ever wondered why only India serves ‘pure’ veg food?

Caste discrimination still occurs in our country through innocuous things like food, like workers eating separately and 'pure veg' restaurants.

Ambedkarism seeks to end casteism progressively, digital Ambedkarites are failing at that

It is necessary to understand why neither of the great leaders, Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram, were branded as extremists, writes Devashish Jarariya

Did Kejriwal do nothing naughty in school that he would’ve liked to hide from...

(Mis)adventures are an essential and most fun part of growing up. Remember, no matter how messy the times, tomorrow these will be our good old days.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.

Talk Point: Can the disqualification of 20 Delhi MLAs trigger public sympathy for AAP?

The Delhi High Court is set to hear the case of disqualification of  20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs by the nation’s President for holding an office of profit. ThePrint asks experts to weigh in.