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There should be rule of law, not law of rulers: Sanjay Hegde

Coming down heavily on Delhi’s Jahangirpuri demolition drive, senior Supreme Court advocate Sanjay Hegde has said that in recent years many bulldozers have been used at various places including at homes of people who left the BJP to join oth

‘Missing in Action’ Indian soldiers: What went wrong, what needs to be done

The 1971 war between India and Pakistan lasted for 13 days. India flagged victory and the eastern part of Pakistan was separated from it, becoming Bangladesh. In that war 93,000 soldiers of Pakistan surrendered.  Eight months after the war en

Sardar Patel and the making of a new India: A diamond tycoon reminisces

Diamonds Are Forever, So Are Morals: Autobiography of Govind Dholakia As Told to Aru

Why petrol-diesel prices are high: Read this book to find the answer

Unfilled Barrels: India’s Oil Story By Richa Mishra Bloomsbury, 200 pages, Rs 699 Over the past month or so, the oil prices are on the rise again. The phenomenon is attributed to a

Mahabharata: Ways of reading the epic in our times

Mahabharata: The Epic and the Nation By G.N. Devy Aleph Books, 150 pages, Rs 499 The Mahabharata is one of the greatest literary masterpieces in the world, and for Indians, it is the ur-te

How to make elections more meaningful

The Power of the Ballot: Travail and Triumph in the Elections By Anil Maheshwari and Vipul Ma

Sixth and last submarine, ‘Vagsheer’, set for April 20 launch

With the fifth Submarine ‘Vagir’ undergoing mandatory sea trails for completion before the delivery schedule, Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) will launch ‘Vagsheer’, the last boat of a series of six submarines, unde

Pilots under financial stress: Is it affecting flight safety?

The coronavirus fear seems almost over now, and many state governments have withdrawn most of the pandemic-related restrictions. Lives for almost all seem to be back on track, airlines are back to business in full strength, but the lives of Indian

‘India’s EV policy progressive; right fit product will bring shift’

As life came to standstill during the lockdown and everyone was confined within four walls of their homes, India’s gig economy ensured that basic supplies were not hampered. At that time, in Bengaluru, Yulu e Bikes were the only vehicles on

BMC forms squads for nullah desilting work

Preparing the infrastructure ahead of monsoons, Mumbai municipal commissioner IS Chahal has ordered formation of two squads in every ward for desilting and cleaning of nullahs in the city starting Thursday.    While work o

Leveraging International Institutions to Address Casteism: The case of Ambedkar

During this Dalit History month, on the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Penguin Random House is releasing &lsqu

‘The Boy Who Wrote the Constitution’

How can we acquaint children better with the life of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar? How about a play on his

Police Reforms: Why they are still talked about 120 years later

Police reforms in our country are long overdue. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed upon the need for police reforms. He called for radical changes in the police administration. He said that the policing system in the country had

Tata Memorial signs MoU for Cancer Care in Indonesia

To bridge the gap and address diverse needs in cancer care, Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) has signed a partnership agreement with Indonesia for the Cancer Patient Navigation (CPN) programme. The MoU was signed virtually

Why do we celebrate the Navaratri festival?

Hindus are celebrating the Navaratri festival these days. Known also as Navarātra, Mahānavamī, Durgā Pūjā an

Volcano has erupted with `The Kashmir Files`: Ashoke Pandit

Filmmaker and social activist Ashok Pandit has said that the genocide of Kashmiri Hindus was known to everyone for over 32 years, but political leaders, political parties and celebrities refused to accept the truth. Instead, a false narrative was

Legal Logjam: Does India need judicial reforms for swift justice?

Justice delayed is justice denied. That is what William British prime minister Ewart Gladstone said two centuries ago. It remains relevant in India today. This principle is held in high regard and focuses on the right to a speedy trial by expediti

Mumbai to start pre-monsoon works immediately

In preparations of monsoons the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved proposals worth Rs 545 Cr for desilting of stormwater drains and reinstating trenching along roads. In a statement on Thursday, the civic body sai

International Cruise Terminal at Mumbai to start in July 2024

The Mumbai International Cruise Terminal at BPX-Indira Dock, the much anticipated and ambitious project of Mumbai Port Authority, is expected to be commissioned by July 2024. Mumbai Port Authority chairman Rajiv Jalota said that ou

Vishwanath, cricketers’ cricketer, is “human being first, cricketer next”

Wrist Assured: An Autobiography By Gundappa Vishwanath with R. Kaushik Rupa, 280 pages, Rs 595 Before there were masters, there was Gundappa Vishwanath. Most elegant batsman (batter was

Visionary Talk: Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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