• Aug
    21

    The sedition law was promulgated by colonial Britain to suppress nationalist opinion and voices for freedom, but even our colonial rulers used the law with responsibility and discretion. In

  • Aug
    17
    By M Mahadevappa

    When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. ” So said the famous Greek poet Euripides aptly summing up the importance

  • Aug
    16

    Economists often make mistakes in predicting outcomes. When they wear glasses tinted with politics, they blunder.

  • Aug
    15

    In the last few months, voices have been raised in the media on the need for Rajya Sabha in our parliamentary system and whether it serves any useful purpose.

  • Aug
    14

    A Republic without a pub is a mere relic”, CK Daphtary, the redoubtable first solicitor general of India, had made this remark in the 1950s. Six decades later, the

  • Aug
    11

    Japan does not rank high in international tables, when it comes to the presence of women in high office, be it in politics or in the economy. In fact,

  • Aug
    10

    Several states like Bihar and Assam and the north eastern region are experiencing heavy floods causing much damage to lives and livelihoods. This is not uncommon and that is

  • Aug
    08

    The word anomie is used by sociologists to describe a state of normlessness. This may mean either that there are no norms or that the norms are not known

  • Aug
    07

    “The word inequality has a bad odour about it, and it has led to arrogance and inhumanities, both in the East and the West” — MK Gandhi, Young India: August

  • Aug
    03

    Dopdi, a tribal woman and leading character in Mahasweta Devi’s short story Draupadi, derives her name from the Mahabharata namesake and is subjected, like her, to the mercy of men