From the unprecedented press conference of Supreme Court judges to Kerala floods, farmers' protests, NRC and much more. Here's your comprehensive round-up of the top news that dominated the national discourse in 2018
"When he was the Speaker and I was in Opposition... He loved me as his younger sister. He used to care. When I became Speaker, the first phone came from him," Mahajan said.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, breathed his last at 8.15 am on Monday morning.
Chatterjee, who is one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in India, is not keeping well from the past few months.
Hindsight would perhaps tell Mamata that her public snub to the PM, the FM, the VP and Congress President may actually have left the Congress with no option but to officially announce Mr Pranab Mukherjee's name
Mamata and Mulayam, by publicly proposing their presidential candidates, have confronted the Congress with two cruel alternatives both of which could cause it a loss of face
The Speaker finally breaks his silence on his summary expulsion from the CPI(M): 'I feel that I owe a duty to the members, supporters of the CPI(M) and to the citizens of the country to inform them as to how the present situation has come about'
The Lok Sabha Speaker on his controversial suggestion for a presidential reference, the Speaker's meet which was boycotted by the speakers of the NDA-ruled states and the general state of pandemonium in the parliament.
One section of the people are very studiously being avoided and that is the Opposition of this country. The Government owes an explanation to the nation.
'Our greatest handicap today is that we have a Government that behaves in an ad-hoc manner. We have a situation that even the Prime Minister feels like resigning'
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.