‘LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE’

Editorial Hardnews Delhi



Ban on Booze: Short cut, fig leaf, knee jerk

Nitish Kumar’s anti-alcohol package may be a classic socially-themed blockbuster in the recognisable traditions of the Indian nation-state, but it is scarily disdainful of history and ground realities
Dhruba Basu Delhi



JNU Row: Kanhaiya, Umar, Anirban & Co are not backing down

The JNU administration’s vengeful slew of punishments are no more acceptable to the students than the enquiry committee that recommended them was and students and teachers alike are drawing attention to the collusion between the Centre and the administration to derail larger questions
Dhruba Basu Delhi 


The Journey to Istanbul

The author, Turkey’s ambassdor to India, Dr Burak Akcapar, revisits India’s medical mission to Turkey 

Bond Revisited

Ruskin Bond’s short stories drip with warmth, gentleness and silently say that life is beautiful
Sebati Iyengar Mumbai 

The Secular Idea

Faith may not work for me, but why should I object if it works for someone else? How can I be so convinced that I am right and the other wrong?
Harsh Mander Delhi