A DM orders a mosque to dial down its loudspeaker. An IPS officer defends the decision. But this is not about noise pollution.
Liberal ideas face the most serious threat from Islam today, and the French are fighting this war for the rest of the world.
If the Hathras rape case is not politicised, it will very soon be wiped off from public memory – only to join thousands of more such cases in the dusty rooms of our courts.
The Richard Dawkins Award to Javed Akhtar brings recognition to the ‘milder strain’ of western rationality in the Indian subcontinent
I abhor the views held by the Tablighi Jamaat, and I wish for their ideological defeat across the world, but I will still defend their right to equality – to be equally miserable in thought and in ideas as other religious groups, and to be treated equally when they default in their actions.
The seven-foot-high wall to hide a slum is a hollow political construct devised to provide a fake facade to our crumbing housing infrastructure
India has to follow the principle of Human Rights, and whoever – Muslim or not, needs us as a society to protect their fundamental rights, must be welcomed.
'The ISRO chief deserves to be criticised and ridiculed at least, reviewed and penalised ideally, for consulting an astrologer/ priest in the affairs of ISRO's launch.'
Hitchens emerges as a voice of resistance that echoes through the twenty first century. It matters today because totalitarianism has created precedence in world politics, and newer totalitarian ideas are on the rise.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.PIB/PTI Photo
Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.PIB/PTI Photo
Players of Malaysia and Belgium vie for ball during their FIH Men's Junior World Cup 2021 hockey match at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.PTI Photo
Devendra Murgaonkar and Len Doungel of Jamshedpur FC in action during match 8 of season 8 of Indian Super League played between FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC, at the GMC Bambolim stadium in Goa.ISL/PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav acknowledges greetings of supporters during the 'Bahujan Mahapanchayat' rally on the Constituency Day, in Lucknow. Former MP Savitri Bai Phule is also seen.PTI Photo
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.