India

Democracy is in Danger When Leaders Become a Cult

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

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JNU Row: Kanhaiya, Umar, Anirban & Co are not backing down

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 

Ban on Booze: Short cut, fig leaf, knee jerk

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

‘LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE’

Editorial Hardnews Delhi

How Doon was my Valley

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

Kerala: No Politics, Please

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

Bleak House

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 

Appropriating Ambedkar

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

Jewellers taxing strike

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

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