How taxes vanish into a black hole

The cess we paid for years to improve schools has gone unused. Govt has no clue about its PSU investments. CAG reports are full of such tragi-comedies

The chronicles of a gradual fadeout


Advani once redefined India’s political contours. Time was when even his ‘unilateralism’ didn’t ruffle the Parivar’s feathers.

“We have delivered on 85% of our promises”


In a conversation with Deexa Khanduri, Manoj Tiwari talks about how he united the party in Delhi and why the BJP is set to increase its voter base in the capital.

Beyond Justice


In the last chapter of his book Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law, Preet Bharara writes about what’s beyond law – forgiveness, redemption, love

Schooling in freedom


Education is now readily accessible. The problem is of quality and equity. Here are some ideas on how to address those issues

A blind spot


Data on migration can play an integral role towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Lack of it is a big spoiler

In search of Gandhi’s answer to the question: ‘What a human life should be’


‘Gandhi and Philosophy’, by Shaj Mohan and Divya Dwivedi, stands out among the ever increasing output of scholarship on the father of the nation. Here the authors respond to a few questions.

The Indian abroad


Diaspora can be a powerful tool of soft-power diplomacy. A few suggestions to make it more effective

Merry Mutable murals

Photo story

The public works department allowed an NGO to bring street artists like DALeast (a Chinese national) paint the Lodhi Colony. Our photographer brings you views of the latest makeover of the colony.

The maker unmade


Engineering education is in a bad way and science education worse off. A nation that prides itself on imagined ancient technologies ignores the present

“It’s time to change the narrative and have men become part of the struggle”

Personal note

Award-winning documentary maker Vibha Bakshi speaks about gender justice, film-making, and the struggle to change things