Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Opinion

An illustration of Modi wearing a hat

Rating the raters

Ratings aren't the last word on anything but the sovereign rating upgrade by Moody's is undoubtedly a shot in the arm for the Modi government. 
Mohammad Bin Salman at a conference

The MBS-backed royal purge in Saudi Arabia is a watershed moment in the Islamic...

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has the potential of putting his stamp on Saudi Arabia, the region and the Islamic world for decades to come.
Retired Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif salutes at a ceremony

Pakistan Army can’t stay out of politics because it thinks it’s the nation’s saviour

The Pakistani military continues to re-engineer politics by removing undesirable politicians and advancing the careers of civilians considered more pliable.

The battle over Padmavati is pointless, but a win-win for all its participants

For the Hindu Right, the controversy over the film keeps the akhand jyoti of Hindu-Muslim conflict burning at a time when election season is beginning to pick up.
Indira Gandhi receives garlands of flowers from people after winning the 1980 elections

100 years on: The Idea of Indira

Indira Gandhi, whose centenary birth anniversary falls this Sunday, was as complex a public figure as fascinating. Or a three-in-one leader in her different tenures.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat delivering a speech.

RSS may remind Muslims of their Hindu ancestry, but will never truly accept them

Earlier this month at a Kolkata event, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expressed his opposition to the recommendations of the Sachar Commission Report, but the connection he tries to establish between converted Muslims and Sachar Report is a deliberate attempt to mislead.
A boy prays to a man dressed as Narada to invoke rains.

Legislating superstition: The significance of the Karnataka Black Magic Bill

The Bill proposes to ban 13 ritual practices that are physically harmful or injure dignity, and is the latest effort to rid society of superstitions.
15 November: The day the legend of Tendulkar was born

15 November: The day the legend of Tendulkar was born

First Person, Second Draft: A plucky kid in a Lahore hotel to the embodiment of a nation's spirit — what a privilege to have followed this.
An extraordinary push to to appoint officers with a ‘Gujarat connect’ has turned the country’s premier investigative agency into a messy, divided house.

The Gujarat division of CBI

An extraordinary push to to appoint officers with a ‘Gujarat connect’ has turned the country’s premier investigative agency into a messy, divided house.
Rahul Gandhi during a visit to a temple in Gujarat

Rahul Gandhi’s religious tourism is a sham, Congress is allergic to Hindu sentiments

Rahul Gandhi has visited 11 Hindu temples in Gujarat in the last 50 days, but one the elections are over, the Congress party will return to its old agenda.
Supreme Court

There are some things even the Supreme Court shouldn’t be allowed to change

SC itself has held that certain features of THE Constitution can’t be amended by Parliament; it should be the same when it comes to its own functioning.
An illustration of Modi wearing a hat

Rating the raters

Gujarat Elections 2017

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi at 100: Why She Still Rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.
Shoe shop

Talk Point: The regulatory philosophy of NAPA replaces the invisible hand of the market

Anti-profiteering measures enshrined in the GST law round the circle by already providing an institutional mechanism to ensure that the full benefits of reduced tax rates flow through to the consumer.