Can I have some money? Just two sentences. A simple conversation. Perhaps played out daily across millions of households in India. But heavy with symbolism. The way society—and men—looks at non-earning women. The homemakers. The pillars of fa..
Legacy of Dr Babsaheb Ambedkar: For long, BR Ambedkar was a stalwart in the scholarly world. He was an eminent jurist, economist, writer, philosopher and a social reformer. He was the chief architect of the Constitution of India. He was also a politician, a faile..
This interview with former chief election commissioner T.N. Seshan, originally published on January 21, 2013 on Business Standard, is being republished. Seshan, 86, who led the game-changing electoral..
The Supreme Court has not addressed the original petition against electoral bonds filed some years ago—on Friday, it refused a stay on issuing such bonds before the assembly el..
Every year, ahead of the Tamil month of Aadi (July 15 to August 15), retail stores in Tamil Nadu—selling everything from textiles to jewellers to home appliances—flood the market with “Aadi thallupadi” (discount offers),..
The year 1971 was marked with several ‘big victories’ – in politics, cricket and in war – all of which had long term implications for India. The national mood was buoyant, even if the country continued to struggle with endemic pro..
On Monday, as the weekly market at Bhainsa, a town in Nirmal district of Telangana, opened for the first time in 10 days, people rushed to replenish supplies. Yet, ..
All eyes are set on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) top decision-making body Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), which held its two-day meeting beginning Friday, as there is a strong likelihood of Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi stepping down as the RSS sarkaryavah (general secre..
India, i.e Bharat, as stated in her constitution is a ‘Union of States’ and follows a democratic parliamentary system of governance. Naturally, the salient features of the Indian political system are varied. T..
“More recently, a version of nationalism that places cultural commitments at its core and promotes intolerance and arrogant patriotism has tended to intrude into and take over the political and cultural landscape. One manifestation of it is ‘an..
Space telescopes are good examples of what modern technology can offer, and we're just getting started. Today, astronomers are able to study objects in our universe that are over thirteen billion light-years fro..
Former president Pranab Mukherjee said in his memoir that Narendra Modi became prime minister "through popular choice" unlike Manmohan Singh "who was ..
The Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday observed that the recent transfer of Chief Justices of High Courts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would delay proceedings in the three capitals case and the CBI cases pending against Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, giving him an “undue adva..
Uttar Pradesh has become the "epicentre of the politics of hate, division and bigotry" and the institutions of governance are "steeped in communal poison," alleged 104 retired civil servants ..
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth Tuesday announced that he would not be entering politics owing to his ill health and the situation. His announcement came two days before he was to of the launch of his political party. In a three-page statement on Twitter, the actor expressed regret..
In a shocking late night development, Karnataka Vidhana Parishad Deputy Chairman SL Dharme Gowda has allegedly died by suicide. The JDS legislator was found dead ..
Unhappy with the Narendra Modi government's stand on the new farm laws and its handling of the ongoing farmers' protest, BJP ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Part..
A special meeting of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Cabinet on Saturday (December 26) cleared the Madhya Pradesh Dharma Svatantra Adhiniyam, 2020, also known as the Freedom of Religion Bill, 2020. The stated aim of the Bill that will now be brought in th..
The CPI(M) in Kerala has chosen 21-year-old Arya Rajendran as its mayoral candidate for Thiruvananthapuram after the party's district committee and state committee sanctioned her candidature. Still a college student, Arya is now set t..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with farmers at a fund-releasing event today Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released Rs 18,000 crore to over nine crore farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) programme. With the push of a button, PM Modi enab..