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BJP files police complaint over Maharashtra’s notice to schools on CAA

BJP’s State vice-president Kirit Somaiya said the Maharashtra government machinery had created ‘terror’ among schools and students A day after the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government issued show cause notices to private schools in the State found taking tutorials on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Bharatiya…
KLF holds plenty for literature, cultural buffs

KLF holds plenty for literature, cultural buffs

The fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival, which opens on the Kozhikode Beach on Thursday, promises plenty for the literary and cultural enthusiasts of Malabar and beyond. About 500 speakers, including several from overseas, will speak in 215 sessions over four days.The good thing about the KLF is that it covers a wide spectrum…
The long wait for empowered mayors

The long wait for empowered mayors

As he attempts to repeat the overwhelming 2015 victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly election, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is challenging political Goliaths on just one plank: his government’s performance.The face of changesThe iconoclast who overran Delhi’s established political trenches with an anti-corruption campaign is pinning his hopes on the…

Deepika’s was an act of stunning courage, let’s celebrate that

Let us give rein to cynicism. Let us assume that Deepika Padukone’s visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University within 48 hours of the attack on its students was a publicity stunt for a movie she was both acting in and producing. Even then – follow me closely now – even then, it was an act…

DSP Davinder Singh, Jammu and Kashmir top cop arrested with two militants in Kulgam,...

Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Davinder Singh, who was caught with two militants from the Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba in south...
Trust in the age of misinformation

Trust in the age of misinformation

A member of staff Page Hood (right) asks Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson a question regarding fake news websites during a question and answer session on a general election campaign visit to Fergusons Transport in the town of Washington, west of Sunderland, northeast England, on December 9, 2019 as Chair of the Vote Leave Gisela…
Real history lives in art, culture, says Narendra Modi

Real history lives in art, culture, says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said historians had reduced the history of India to a “struggle for power, succession wars and violence related to it” but ignored the crucial issue of the how the people had dealt with those “tumultuous times”. Mr Modi, who was in Kolkata on a two-day visit, rededicated three recently…
Coexistence and strife

Coexistence and strife

Print edition : January 31, 2020 T+ T- Europeans are far less equipped to deal with the challenge of Muslims and non-Muslims living side by side than Indians, who have a long experience of the two communities living in close proximity. Comments will be moderated Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be…
‘What Ails the IAS and Why It Fails to Deliver’ review: Handing out Band-aid, not permanent solutions

‘What Ails the IAS and Why It Fails to Deliver’ review: Handing out Band-aid,...

In June 2018, retired civil servant N.C. Saxena wrote a reflection in the Economic and Political Weekly titled ‘Has the IAS Failed the Nation? An Insider View’, in which he argued that the IAS must share the blame for the country’s less than adequate performance on hunger, inequality, and social protection. In this book, he…
The best in Indian theatre in 2019: a poll

The best in Indian theatre in 2019: a poll

Continuing with a tradition that has been bordering almost 10 years now, I asked a bunch of theatrefolk (150 this time, mostly from Mumbai) to vote for their favourite play in 2019. And as is now the norm, this article is about the information we gathered. The results this time were somewhat unusual. Usually, we…

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