The phenomenon of personality cults is a potential threat to democracy
Mukesh Rawat Delhi

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 

Hardnews Bureau Delhi

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

Editorial Hardnews Delhi

Melissa Cyril

The move to make the quaint old green town of Dehradun a smart city can ravage its sensitive ecology
Rakesh Agrawal Dehradun

Curiously, the polls in ‘politicised Kerala’ have become apolitical this time
Hardnews Bureau Thiruvananthapuram 

The Amnesty International report of 2016 exposes the relentless and terrible violations of human rights across India. Women, Dalits, Adivasis and minorities are, as usual, facing the brunt 
Dhruba Basu Delhi 

The Sangh's ideology and Ambedkar's could not be more different
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

As the month and a half long protest comes to an end the core issue still remains unresolved
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

An in-depth discussion on the road ahead for tiger conservation
Special Feature

These elections could see Tamil Nadu voters opting for a non-Dravidian alternative
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi 

Hardnews enters the second biggest refugee camp in the world where 80,000 Syrians are hopeful of a better future despite the trauma of the past 
Sanjay Kapoor Za’atari (Jordan)  

Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has raised many eyebrows with his radical stance on Palestine
Shubda Chaudhary Delhi

The situation in Seoni is getting worse by the day
Suresh Bafna Seoni

Amit Sengupta Delhi 

Himachal Pradesh is a place one returns to, again and again, with the same delight and astonishment as the first time
Ratna Raman Yol

Akshay Sharma Delhi 

Why are the nation’s conscience-keepers silent on the Panama Papers?
Faraz Ahmad Delhi

Editorial Hardnews Delhi 

With one top ULFA leader reportedly in China, the peace talks with the other faction are trapped in a stalemate
Chandrani Banerjee Delhi 

Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

Editorial Hardnews Delhi

There is no wave in Assam. It is a close contest. Win or lose, it all depends on how elections are ‘managed’
Ravishankar Ravi Guwahati 

The Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal poses a new political headache for Mamata Banerjee
Hardnews Bureau Kolkata 

Cast, crew and location may have come together well to deliver a fun watch, but its latent gender dynamics and frequent recourse to dull formulae hold the narrative back
Dhruba Basu Delhi 

The alleged rape and murder of a young Dalit girl has gone virtually unnoticed by the mainstream media
Akshay Sharma Delhi

Hardnews Bureau Delhi

The resilient Afghan team has won many hearts in the T-20 World Cup by its big-hearted victories against all odds
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

With Apple taking a tough stance, and the FBI adamant, the massacre at San Bernardino in California has yet again re-opened the debate on national security and the right to privacy
Abeer Kapoor Delhi

New Zealand go in as the favourites but a Root master-class or Buttler blitz may just derail their campaign
Akshay Sharma Delhi

Rahul Gandhi makes his presence felt in a close contest
Akshay Sharma Delhi

Are strategic reserves the answer? 
Noor Mohammad Delhi