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There is a pressing need to reimagine the electoral politics of J&K

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- In one of the most life changing decisions for me, I resigned from Indian Administrative Service recently. At one level, it was an act of protest to remind the Centre of its resp... Read More


The collegium system isn't foolproof

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- The recent decision of the Collegium of the Supreme Court on January 10, 2019, in recommending the names of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna to the Court has evoked s... Read More


A hasty UBI roll-out can do more bad than good

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- Speculations are rife about a big announcement by the Modi government to assuage the rural economy before the 2019 elections. Many believe that a Universal Basic Income (UBI) sch... Read More


What Congress needs to do in UP

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- The Congress has decided to contest all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Paradoxical as it may sound, the decision is born both out of choice and compulsion. Many within the party advo... Read More


Alok Verma has rekindled our sense of dharma

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- I do not know Alok Kumar Verma. I do not believe I have ever met the twice removed director of our Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). We do not have mutual friends or share r... Read More


Evidence-based policies are a must for improving learning levels in schools

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- For more than a decade now, the release of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has become a regular feature of the calendar of the country. The report which becomes avai... Read More


Challenge the NDA's citizenship bill

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- The last few days have seen protests break out in the Northeastern states in response to the Lok Sabha's decision to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill of 2016. While the protes... Read More


Can the US actually elect a woman president?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- With the academic Elizabeth Warren announcing her candidacy for the presidency last month, the US will have a chance to ask itself whether it is capable of voting a woman to its h... Read More


Let's do the right thing by CBI

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- The Supreme Court's order, in what is now popularly called the CBI vs CBI case, has reinforced the importance of following due process, especially in matters concerning the operat... Read More


The judiciary must try to diversify the institution

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- The Supreme Court (SC) will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020. It is a good time for our judiciary to consider diversifying the institution. While there has been a well ... Read More