Why the judiciary needs a revamp

Corruption in courts is an open secret but weeding it out seems impossible

The common man’s hopes and despair

Opening Comment

In a mere five years, AAP has shown us all – from the potential in politics to its realities

The many legends of Padmavati

Column

For all the brouhaha and threats of violence by Rajput groups, Padmavati is more fiction than history

Kashmir and Interlocutor’s talks

Column

Because the root of the problem lies elsewhere and radicalisation is on the rise

View from the tightrope

Report

Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma sees hope despite hurdles, but treads warily

“Pollution kills more people than...

Interview

Peter Sly, co-author of the Lancet Commission report on pollution and health

The ugly, unholy truth about Ganga

Report

Its holy water is loaded with fecal bacteria, a reply to an RTI application from Governance Now reveals

The cost of EDB ranking

Column

What is diluted, amended, and narrowed down for making it easy for businesses is eroding of the rights of people

Inside stories from prisons

Report

What happens in prison, stays in prison – but scarred minds and tortured bodies bear those tales. Five case studies

Interview with Afghan ambassador

Interview

Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Afghan ambassador to India talks about peace initiatives and security

For better defence capabilities

Column

India should consider Net Assessment and Defence Economics Analysis as viable approaches

Speeding up Mission Raftaar

Report

Finally, seven decades after independence, efforts are on to increase the speed of some trains. There are hurdles in the journey ahead, though

Interview with EdCIL CMD

Interview

Diptiman Das, CMD, EdCIL, talks about the PSUs future plans and the potential of educational market in India

Whodunnit

Column

When the law machinery the world over is increasingly relying on DNA forensics to solve crime, India too should adopt it

What attracts Venkat to world of insects

On a personal note

In conversation with a photographer