Dr Vivek Lall, an aerospace and Defense expert, shares his views on how to turn the country into a manufacturing hub

The devastating riots that left more than 2,000 Sikhs dead were the culmination of a long-drawn campaign of orchestrated violence against the community
Preetika Nanda Delhi 

There has been an explosion of satirical content in the Indian pop cultural scene. Is it just click-bait or have we become mature enough to laugh at ourselves?
Lily Tekseng Delhi

The BJP’s card tricks in Kashmir had virtually changed the rules of the game before the Assembly elections
Sadiq Naqvi Bandipore/Srinagar 

The recent Uber rape case once again shows that the public reaction and punishment meted out to rapists differ based on who the rapist is. Are we guilty of not only sustaining patriarchy but also reinforcing class/caste biases by reacting to rape with rage in only exclusive cases?
Shazia Nigar Delhi

Anand Gandhi, Director of Ship of Theseus, in conversation with Hardnews
Sadiq Naqvi and Lily Tekseng Delhi  

A modest café in a far-flung corner of Delhi keeps the flame of alternative politics and discussions alive
Shazia Nigar Delhi

The latest book by journalist Salil Tripathi,  is an important addition to the growing literature on Bangladesh
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Nothing should be done to lower the authority of the Executive
Hans Raj Bhardwaj Delhi 

A new breed of artists is emerging from the shadows to claim the walls of the city as their political canvas
Shazia Nigar Delhi 

When moral police rule the roost, can online dating apps offer any respite?
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

It is difficult to believe that these statistics weren’t available with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at a time when it was severely disgraced, and savaged by vo

There is a lot of buzz these days about the origin of Urdu.

The recent victory in the byelections has turned the tide in favour of the Samajwadi Party. The young Akhilesh Yadav is a man with a mission. Excerpts from an interview with Hardnews
Sanjay Kapoor Lucknow 

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A fascinating account of the history and architecture of the power corridors on Raisina Hill
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

Two new books reveal searing first person accounts of time spent in two notorious jails in India
Mahtab Alam Bengaluru 

Timothy Brook weaves a fascinating account of the world through three seemingly disparate historical events
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Joint statement by Indian and Pakistani delegation presses for civilised resolution to dispute and conflict
Shazia Nigar Delhi 

The botched-up sterilisation camp held in Chhattisgarh that claimed the lives of 13 women reveals the price the marginalised pay under a flawed policy 
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

A Partition Diary

Jyoti Gulab Delhi 

Cyberspace has yielded a novel way for the citizenry to hold politicians accountable for their contradictory stances and failed promises
Shazia Nigar Delhi 

Why are Indian intelligence agencies allowed to run like a cabal, when their counterparts abroad follow the basic statutes for transparency?
Shazia Nigar Delhi 

Gopalkrishna Gandhi speech on the occasion of the University of Edinburgh’s celebration of India Day

India’s favourite cricket stadium evokes the grandest sentiments from players and spectators, but the lore of Eden Gardens goes back to the times of the English settlers
Partha Mukherjee Kolkata

The business community is gripped with terror after the murder of three Sikh shopkeepers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
Arshad Yusufzai Karachi  

Vishal Bhardwaj’s third instalment of his Shakespeare-influenced trilogy is a stunning cinematic story but suffers from hazy political vision
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata 

The absolute opacity around India’s secret service and intelligence agencies has allowed for serious security lapses and a sinister misuse of power, sometimes at the cost of national security
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

MLA of Trilokpuri Raju Dhingan tells Hardnews the events that led to a confrontation between two groups
Asad Ashraf Delhi 

The arc of violence in Trilokpuri reveals the role of rumours and outsiders in unsettling the peace in this locality
Asad Ashraf Delhi 

Merely hanging in there for five more years under dynasty rule will not allow the Congress to return to power, as the challenge to the core values of the party is far more serious
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Our first PM’s vision for India remains significant in neo-communalist times
Harish Khare Delhi 

Trilokpuri returns as the arena of hate and bloodshed, 30 years after the 1984 riots engulfed Delhi from here
Amit Sengupta Delhi

Exclusive excerpts from the book, Kafkaland: Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India by Manisha Sethi

Floods in Kashmir could have been managed better if there was a reliable early warning system
Himanshu Upadhya Bengaluru

Analysts are pressed to divine meaning in the synchrony of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India with troop manoeuvres on the border 
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi