Why do waste-pickers continue to be a neglected lot, in spite of their vital contribution to keeping a city clean? 
PinkyChandran, KabirArora and Nalini Shekhar Bengaluru 

A decentralised system of segregating and disposing waste will go a long way in cleaning up our landfills
Pinky Chandran and Sandya Narayanan Bengaluru 

With the e-waste burden mounting, India still has no clue as to how to deal with this toxic dump
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

It is time for democracy to hear its future
Manash Bhattacharjee Delhi 

The conversation about the relationship between caste and sanitation, therefore, must also encompass new ways of segregation and exploitation that is made possible by the primarily upper caste/middle class-driven notions of development
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

The ill effects of the almost institutional practice of open-air defecation can no longer be ignored, and to clean up the government might have to dirty its hands 
Lily Tekseng Delhi

In spite of its supposedly excellent green cover, the air in Delhi has become the dirtiest in the world
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

The Prime Minister envisions a ‘Clean India’. Will it just remain an ambitious dream or can Modi deliver?
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In his first trip to the United States as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gives little away
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Released by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association 

Post the riots, there is a need for the articulation of the trauma of the survivors or we will risk the social death of a segregated community
Ghazala Jamil Delhi 

From the Archives: 

A poorly scripted TV serial would not have provided the Pakistani nation with more intrigue, drama, fireworks and sizzle than the events of the last few weeks
Rehana Hakim Karachi

Face to Face: Tanweer Fazal, Associate Professor, JNU
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Jayant Chaudhary, General Secretary of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and grandson of the late former PM Charan Singh, talks about the current upheavals in Jat politics in Western Uttar Pradesh
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Face to Face: Dr Hans Raj Bhardwaj, former Governor and law minister
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Face to Face: Burak Akcapar, Turkish Ambassador to India
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

With the CBI investigation, more skeletons are tumbling from the TMC’s closet than the party or its leader can handle
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

The new PM, starting to deliver on electoral promises, fuels both hope and skepticism 
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Is the army on the ascent in Pakistan, where all signs are pointing to a weakening of the democratically elected government of Sharif?
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Supreme Court's tough observations about CBI boss's list of unsavory visitors could damage the probe agency and trigger a major political crisis
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Viewing women as persons with no agency, and Muslims as essentially sinister, are the twin pillars that support the concept of Love Jihad
Sanober Umar & Bhoomika Joshi Lucknow

Dear Diary,

I may lose the best cook I’ve ever had, and it’s all the BJP’s fault. Regina came to me this afternoon, looking all excited, and said she is planning to leave me.

India should learn from its neighbour, Pakistan, about what it should not do to preserve social harmony and communal amity 
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Tracking the violence that has been rupturing Western UP for the past one year, Hardnews unravels the unholy alliance between demagogues and the local press in engineering riots
Sadiq Naqvi Meerut/Muzaffarnagar/Moradabad

Patrick Bryson has a long and intimate relationship with India. His stories unfurl in unexpected landscapes and unexplored issues of Indian society
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Shahnaz Bashir’s The Half Mother adds a nuanced layer to the local narrative, caught in the uncertainty of life and death
Souzeina S Mushtaq Srinagar

For two countries that so distrust each other, they sure do a lot of business together
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

The irony is that it is this low cost of iron ore extracted from their Adivasi homeland mines that enables steelmakers not only to be among the most profitable companies in India, but also gives it the financial muscle to make huge overseas acquisitions
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

In 2009, the Americans openly said they wanted Montek Singh Ahluwalia as finance minister instead of Pranab Mukherjee
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Noted Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party council member Prashant Bhushan remains sceptical of the CBI’s independent functioning under the new government. Excerpts from the interview
Sadiq Naqvi New Delhi 

The very reluctance to frame the attacks on people from the Northeast in racist terms is a symptom of the culpability of those who indulge in garden-variety racism themselves
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Something is brewing in Thailand, and it is in India’s interest to take interactions with its troubled neighbour to a new level
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

PM Modi’s opposition to WTO’s diktat in global trade, besides eliciting a few surprises, bears some good news for the poor
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Modi’s West Asian balancing act maintains ties by remaining ambiguous
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

There are some striking parallels between the happenings in Syria and those taking place in riot-infested Western Uttar Pradesh
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In spite of corralling evidence against the accused in high-profile cases, the CBI seems reluctant to file charges. Can it wrest control from its political masters?
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi