If tomorrow Modiji decides to offer us 5,000 MW of power free of cost, I will be the first man to call off all the dams’
Sadiq Naqvi Dehradun

Exactly a year after the Uttarakhand tragedy that claimed thousands, Hardnews revisits the devastated areas to survey the lives of those who were irredeemably affected
Sadiq Naqvi Ukhimath/Joshimath/Kedar Valley/Dehradun

The permission granted by the new Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to the CBI to file a chargesheet against the Maran brothers in the Aircel/Maxis case could trigger a legal storm
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Power at the expense of safety? The Modi government may seek to dilute the liability laws that would indict nuclear energy suppliers in the event ofan accident
Kumar Sundaram Delhi 

The IB report indicting NGOs underlines the contradiction inherent in preventing human rights violations across the country and keeping the economy on the fast track
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

For the first time in Maharashtra, 10 police personnel have been charged with the horrific custodial death of 25-year-old Agnelo Valdaris
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

When history will be written, the rise of Dhirubhai Ambani will be one of its more memorable chapters
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi 

A meat trader wields his cleaver over the CBI, and other tales
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Editorial: July 2014
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Delhi University’s FYUP gaffe is an excellent lesson in how not to introduce reforms, and how not to suspend discussion
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

The ISIL scheme for a sectarian Islamic Caliphate can prove to be a thorn in India’s side with its threat to the latter’s oil dependence and its manifesto of Sunni-Shia hatred
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In a statement to the press on Wednesday, Sirajuddin Qureshi, President of the India Islamic Culture Centre, praised PM Narendra Modi for his concern and awareness of the issues of the Muslim commu

Charu Singh reflects on the inspiration, research and the landscape that inspired her best-selling first novel
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

Can the sectarian battles that are being fought in West Asia and Africa result in something bigger?—like a full blown World War?
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Shanti Bhushan statement on Gopal Subramaniam issue

Read the full text of his letter to the CJI which details why he opted out
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

 Shadhona - A Centre for Advancement of South Asian Culture, in collaboration with the Bangladesh High Commission, presents an array of performance pieces from the region

Stolid direction and lacklustre performances by talented actors turn an otherwise promising 
Million Dollar Arm into one of Disney’s most unexciting productions
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata

The Indian Left, if it is to regain relevance, must engage in brutally critical introspection over its flaws and weaknesses, radically rethink its strategies and tactics, and return to mass struggles
Praful Bidwai Delhi 

A report for the benefit of our readers so that facts are presented fully

The most controversial World Cup in football’s modern history began amidst a bevy of protests from the host country’s deprived masses
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

How we react to, and report on, rape cases in India reveals that we are still beholden to the parochial structures that cause them in the first place
Lily Tekseng Delhi

The Election Commission has exposed its vulnerability in delivering a free and fair elections, owing to the systemic misuse of money and power in manipulating polling booths across the country
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

The first session of the 16th Lok Sabha began with the President laying out the vision of the new government for the country
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

After years of bartering Dalit and backward caste interests, Mayawati and the BSP’s fall is no shock; what’s surprising is how far and how fast
Anand Teltumbde Kharagpur 

Face to face: Syed Ata Hasnain, Former Lieutenant General
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

With the steady rise of the Sensex and FIIs since the September 2013 announcement of his candidacy, Modi may have been holding the bull’s horns the entire time
Sukumar Muralidharan Delhi

The recent drubbing of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Lok Sabha elections has raised many questions over its credibility
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

In the Congress’ drubbing, there seems to be not even a silver lining, proving to most that the party deserved the defeat for its hubris
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Using cricket as electoral analogy, the Lok Sabha elections in UP saw Mulayam Singh Yadav clean bowled, Mayawati doing a hit-wicket, and Rahul Gandhi coming out as night-watchman
AK Verma Kanpur

On May 27, a young woman was killed in Lahore, outside the High Court.

After the soaring mandate, and expectations from Modi to hit the ground running, the government’s responsibility to usher in a new dispensation of reforms and governance has never been greater
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

 The SC’s recent acquittal of five of the six accused in the Akshardham attack case, citing “gross violation of fundamental rights” by the lower courts and investigating agencies, exposes the dangerous nexus between the lower judiciary and government machinery
Manisha Sethi Delhi