The SAD saga of Punjab

A once rich state has to raise money by pledging widow ashrams even as the rulers increase personal wealth manifold

“Indian leaders have used my name”


Author Taslima Nasreen speaks on secularism, intolerance and NDA rule

Time for deep incision

Opening Comment

Clinical precision is needed to rid banks of canerious debt

The way to a clean city starts with a single citizen


After his retirement, Subhash Rane has taken up the cause of cleanliness with a missionary zeal. Mumbai’s people and civic authorities have responded well

Excuse me, but Netaji was never ‘right’!


Modi government’s attempts to appropriate his legacy will have to contend with the great freedom fighter’s views against right-wing politics

“I don’t feel intolerance in this country”


In conversation with Governance Now, Najma Heptulla states that the image of her party is absolutely clean and it is determined to bring a change

One year of roller coaster ride


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has completed one year in office even. It was a year of many ups and many downs with key poll promises yet to be fulfilled

The tumultuous road to freedom for Assange

Letter from Europe

A UN panel terms the restriction on the whistleblower’s movement as arbitrary, but the governments of Sweden and the UK are in no mood to let him breathe easy

Beyond face value


In the city of Taj Mahal, Sheroes’ Hangout is another wonder to admire

Off target, for the 6th time


Disinvestment started on a positive note, but weak market put it on the back foot

‘Baiga Chak is a watershed moment in history of tribal India’


Social activist Naresh Biswas, who worked with the administration on this issue, talks about the process and its ramifications

Temples of injustice


With restrictions on entry of women in the Sabrimala temple, Shani Shingnapur and other religious places, activists look towards the supreme court for gender parity

How not to save the girl child


Would revealing the sex of a foetus prevent female foeticide? Or will it just worsen the already dismal situation?

“We are trying to remove mental barriers”


CK Khaitan, joint secretary & CEO, National Trust, ministry of social justice & empowerment

How I fought discrimination at JNU


Rohith’s travails were not unique; an OBC student had to go to court against even a ‘progressive’ university. A first-person account

Turning on the wheel


His lack of education did not matter when it came to setting up the eco-friendly, hydro-powered flour mill in a Tehri village

Comedy of errors


Five years and several false starts later, the much-hyped NOFN is yet to take off. Will a new policy and the government’s move to rope in private sector finally help connect the rural India?

“Link engineering skills with manufacturing industry”


Interview: Vinay Shenoy, chairman, India Electronics Semiconductor Association

Spectrum white open


Television spectrum currently owned by Doordarshan, once vacated post digitisation, can be used for connecting rural India

In conversation with classical dancer Raja Reddy

On a personal note

Raja Reddy tells us about his passsion for dance and more