Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022


Book Excerpt: 'Sanghi Who Never Went To A Shakha' By Rahul Roushan

Apr 07, 2021 Rahul Roushan

In his new book, Rahul Roushan says, 'If Modi has spectacularly failed at something, he evidently has failed to be the despot and Hitler that he is supposed to be in the eyes of the liberals.'

‘Congress Had Appointed Narayanasamy As CM Because Of His Servitude To Gandhis’: Amit Shah

Feb 28, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Union home minister Amit Shah alleged that former Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy had siphoned off the Centre’s funds to pay the ‘Gandhi family’

Congress, Culpability And Kamal Nath

An unqualified apology by either Sonia Gandhi or Rahul for 1984 would effectively help the party move on. So why have they not done so?

Why Sonia Should Continue

Jun 05, 2016 Aakar Patel

It seems to me that bringing Rahul in now would be like throwing petrol on the flames consuming Congress.

'There Has To Be A Holistic Change'

Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath on why the Gandhi family is still the best bet for the beleaguered party.

22 May, 2016

Why Congress Will Fail In UP

Aakar Patel

No voting block, no caste and no group sees the party as attractive. There is no chance that the Brahmin strategy will succeed.

24 April, 2016

Congress & The End Of The Road

Aakar Patel

The current round of elections will bring terrible news for the Gandhis. It will return the debate to the issue of Congress-mukt Bharat

15 January, 2015

“By Being Nasty, Sonia Gave Me Freedom”

Satish Padmanabhan

An exclusive interview with Javier Moro, the author of 'The Red Sari', about Sonia Gandhi, book bans and writing biographies.

15 January, 2015

The Sonia Book Congress ‘Banned’


A sampling from ‘The Red Sari’, Javier Moro’s dramatized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi...

18 November, 2014

The Congress Conundrum

Vinod Mehta

Is there life for the Congress beyond its first family? Can the party avoid splitting into various factions without the glue of the Gandhis?

10 November, 2014

Easy Targets

Vinod Mehta

It is open season on Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. No opportunity is lost to demonise and denigrate father and daughter. It's time for a reality check.

18 April, 2014

Swinging Blue Genes

Anita Pratap

Ten years back, our then columnist, now an AAP candidate from Ernakulam, had asked: if it had to be a Nehru-Gandhi, why Rahul and not Priyanka?

12 August, 2013

'To Ensure That The Clean Chit To Mr Robert Vadra Looked Credible...'

Ashok Khemka

'...the indictment of the undersigned was imperative, which was carried out in the crassest manner possible'

09 October, 2012

All The Prime Minister's Men?

B. Raman

Is Mr Vadra above the rule of the law? Are all the senior ministers pronouncing Mr Vadra innocent, without any enquiry, doing so with the PM's approval? If not, it is time for him to call them to order, or resign.

08 October, 2012

Absurd Arguments

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

While some question my motives in seeking information on Rahul Gandhi's foreign trips, others say that parting with such information will jeopardize his security. Really?

06 October, 2012

What's There To Hide?

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The venom and aggression with which Congress leaders are responding to a simple question first regarding Mrs Sonia Gandhi and now regarding Mr Robert Vadra proves yet again, if any proof were required, that Congressmen and women are convinced there i

05 October, 2012

Let Mr Vadra Fight His Own Battle

B. Raman

Mr Robert Vadra seems to be trying to avoid countering the allegations head-on and take cover behind the authority of Mrs Sonia Gandhi. Why should the Congress party or government defend him?

05 October, 2012

'Robert Vadra Has Gone On A Property Buying Binge'

Prashant Bhushan

Lokpal activists ask how Robert Vadra's companies, with a total share capital of Rs 50 lakhs acquired properties worth well over Rs 300 crores at cost during 2007-10

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz