Getting India to Stop Going Out

It’s the most challenging part of the Swachh Bharat campaign – getting our villages to end open defecation. Deadline: October 2, 2019. Official energy and the PM’s support notwithstanding, there are many challenges. There is some criticism too. But a beginning has been made, and the momentum is encouraging

How Rajiv’s blunder undid secularism

Opening Comment

The BJP’s emergence can be traced to his capitulation to Muslim fundamentalists

“The talaq verdict is just a beginning…”


Former cabinet minister Arif Mohammad Khan talks about the implications of the SC verdict on instant triple talaq

Privacy a fundamental right! What does it mean

Expert Talk

Baffled by the supreme court’s ruling on Right to Privacy? Sunil Abraham, executive director, Centre for Internet and Society, decodes the judgment for us

Meet the whistle-blower cop of Karnataka


Roopa Moudgil’s brief stint as DIG (prisons) exposed special treatment to Sasikala and other corrupt practices prevalent in Bengaluru central jail

Why Yemen needs urgent ceasefire

Letter from Europe

Jan Egeland, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council and former UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, on the grave situation in Yemen and the current humanitarian-aid-delivery status in Syria

The Man on Mission Number Two

Loos for all

This is gold,” says Parameswaran Iyer, India’s ODF man, holding up a bottle of cesspit manure

Heroine of Hirmathla

Loos for all

Women were the agents of change who made Hirmathla, a village in Haryana’s Mewat region, free of open defecation. And this was much before Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

No one to clean this up

India`s dirtiest city

Months after the government declared Gonda the dirtiest city, its municipal council remains paralysed. Without a head, there is hardly anything it can do

Pining for home

Law and You

Some builders in Noida and Greater Noida go for insolvency, leaving thousands in the lurch. The trouble is that the law does not give much say to home buyers

India, Japan to write Africa’s growth story


To counter China’s OBOR, Modi and Abe team up over joint corridor

Living and dying with tigers

Ground Report

In Pilibhit tiger reserve, people are being killed by the big cat. But the forest department has a macabre theory...

Transforming jobs into work

Rethinking cities

Work puts agency back in our hands, giving us the choice to determine our future. In determining our future we will get the right answers to cool down our overheated planet

Why this should not be an ISOlated case

Good governance

Maharashtra finance minister’s office is the country’s first in getting ISO certification, improving file movement and bringing in transparency

Telecom woes and half-baked measures

Telecom Policy

Why the proposed policy initiatives in telecom may have limited success

In conversation with folk singer Prahlad Tipanya

On a personal note

We need to sing in such a manner that it touches people, says Tipanya