Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Talk Point

Talk Point: Do Electoral Bonds fit into the larger framework of...

Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance
Do Electoral Bonds fit into the larger framework of a free and fair elections? We ask experts.

Talk Point: What measures are needed to ensure that every Indian...

Poor learning levels at school and the absence of adequately qualified and trained teachers are clearly identified as the biggest of concerns in the...

Talk Point: Why is flooding in Mumbai an annual feature &...

Photo of a flooded area in Mumbai after heavy rains lashed the city
We asked experts why flooding in Mumbai is an annual feature and what's the solution to prevent it in future.

Talk Point: Will the reopening of 1984 riot cases help victims...

In a bid to render ‘speedy’ justice to the victims of the 1984 riots, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) closed 199 out of a...

Talk Point: What are the lessons from the violence after Gurmeet...

An expert panel also offers tips on how such instances of violence can be prevented in the future.

Talk Point: How does Nitish Kumar joining NDA affect the formation...

Ahead of a grand Patna rally, does Nitish Kumar's absence mean there's already a very big crack in the opposition front that plans to take on the BJP in 2019?

Talk Point: What are the implications of Trump’s statements on Pakistan...

Donald Trump has promised more troops in Afghanistan and criticised Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Experts explain what this could mean for India and south Asia.

Talk Point: Is there a pushback against women-centric dowry and rape...

Two recent court rulings on special laws protecting women are significant. The Supreme Court issued a set of guidelines for arresting a husband and his...

Talk Point: Does border infrastructure determine India’s military posture towards China?

While China has developed infrastructure along its border areas, India lags behind. Is it a key determinant of India's military posture and capability?

Talk Point: What are the constitutional ramifications of revisiting Article 370?

Lal Chowk Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is revisiting its position on the special status granted by the Constitution to J&K. Many parties have voiced their opposition to this move.


A picture of TN Ninan, chairman of Business Standard Private Limited

Failure in the good times

Since Mr Modi and his team expect to win the 2019 elections, the groundwork for improved performance in their second term should be done now.

National Interest

The notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting after the Punjab & Haryana HC bail order in a gangrape case.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

Talk Point

Security agencies resort to internet shutdowns to control violent protests, but is this really a solution?

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?