Clearly, attempts are afoot to revive anger in sections of the Sikh community in Punjab and abroad. It's essential for the political leadership to pay heed, while taking care not to over-dramatise the situation
The 25th anniversary of Operation Bluestar is round the corner and so are the elections. With a 'panthic' party at the helm in Punjab, it is unlikely that the ruling Akali Dal would let go of an opportunity like this to play politics....
Shiv Sena "activists" vandalise Outlook office in Mumbai to "protest" Bal Thackeray being "portrayed in a negative light" in Outlook's Independence Day special issue
L'affaire Dera Sacha Sauda only highlights the terrorist calculus in Punjab: that at some stage, a convergence of political incompetence, an emotive public issue, and public discontent will abruptly catalyse a resurgence of terror.
A vast number of Indians polled were of the view that Indira Gandhi was the best Prime Minister this nation ever had. Faith in the dynasty's ability to revive Congress deserves respect because, quite possibly, it reflects the majority view.
Under the US leadership, the so-called war against terrorism has essentially become a war against Al Qaeda, but there are other adversaries too. To win against them all, US has to realise that freedom and Musharraf do not go together.
...between those who are directly involved in terrorism, and others - even where these others may include some elements sympathetic to the extremist cause, but who are not associated with any terrorist or criminal activity - is the most fundamental p
Pakistan's dominant political forces remain relentlessly tied to the country's roots in the ideology of religious exclusion, theocratic authoritarianism, communal hatred, and Islamist extremism as against India's defining ideologies of secularism, li
What most frightens bigots and fundamentalists across the world is the progress of science which destroys the irrational myths that underpin the cosmology of religions, and puts the power of knowledge into the hands of the people...
There is a combination of factors that suggests that 'declaration of martyrdom' of Bhindranwale should not be viewed in isolation, and that there is, in fact, a concerted pattern indicating that mischief is afoot once more.
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.