Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

By removing M.J. Akbar from his government, Narendra Modi must do our dirty job

The flaw was always there for us to see. We saw and turned away. We didn’t want to see.
tarique zia

Khaleda Zia’s party staring at leadership crisis after verdict against son Tarique

BNP is likely to fight parliamentary election in Bangladesh without the kin of Ziaur Rahman leading the campaign. The conviction of Tarique Rahman, the actin...
Akshay Kumar

Picture abhi patriarchy hai: Studying Bollywood’s sexism disease

A look at dialogues, characters, relationships and censorship in 30 landmark Bollywood films.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Economics can fix global climate problem that fuel-efficient engines can’t

Setting aside escapist solutions, we should understand why corrective action has not followed better understanding of the climate problem.
Former editor of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal |STR/AFP/Getty Images

Tarun Tejpal’s gaming of legal system shows why #MeToo doesn’t believe in due process

Five years after Tejpal was booked, he manages to keep stalling the case. No wonder women are disillusioned with the due process.
November 1962: Indian troops being inspected before leaving their posts in the Ladakh region | Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images

India’s misplaced priorities, shoddy planning & complacency led to 1962 war

Remembering 1962 war with China is good for India’s national security today
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s MeToo will succeed if our laws catch up with it

The language of law must bring greater awareness of our rights and should enable us to hold the state accountable.
Kajol and Riddhi Sen in a still from the film

Helicopter Eela review: Sorry Kajol, you don’t deserve this script

Pradeep Sarkar’s Helicopter Eela fails to do justice to the characters, plot and single parents.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Imran Khan can sell buffaloes and choppers, but Pakistan’s economy is still crashing

Before coming to power, Imran Khan said Pakistan market will be flooded with money. It crashed this week.
Columnist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia must explain what happened to missing columnist Khashoggi

It’s more than a week since Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey & disappeared. It’s past time for the crown prince to act.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.