The need to revisit Indian Penal Code’s Section 375 and expand upon it is felt now more than before Gajanan Khergamker Mumbai
Instead of clichéd nationalism and official discourse, the people of Nepal and India can creatively redefine their relations Anil Bhattarai Kathmandu/Toronto
The Union power ministry has failed to achieve its power generation capacity targets over successive Five Year plans
At the turn of the century, India had 40,000 plus tigers. Today, 1,411
The tigers in the reserves in India are reporting a sharp decline in their already depleted numbers. The Sariska phenomenon - the reserve's entire tiger population was wiped out by poachers - has been repeated in the Panna tiger reserve. If these trends continue, the wild tiger would only be seen in touristy books and nature channels. Despite the government spending crores for tiger conservation, hope seems bleak.
Where media and politicos go berserk with frenzy annually celebrating the Kargil victory, why does this nation treat its war heroes with such organised disdain?
If Shahrukh Khan is asked to wait for a couple of hours for questioning at a US airport, the Indian media screams that 'national honour is at stake'. However, when a disabled Kargil war soldier lives in complete anonymity with abysmally low pension, there is universal silence.
This land struggle is proving to be a turning point for Dalits in Punjab. Even while feudal and State power unleashes another chapter of injustice Akash Bisht Mansa (Punjab)
With inefficiency prevailing in the power sector, from generation to distribution, bringing in changes is a big challenge Noor Mohammad Delhi
There is excitement on a new-found prosperity in rural areas. Screaming headlines tell us of farmers finding new ways to prosperity. Is that the ground reality? Devinder Sharma Delhi
Rumours about Taliban coming to India may not be all that innocuous. It could be part of a design by Pakistan-based outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba to trigger fear psychosis in India Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi