“Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex” - Karl Marx
Ram Puniyani
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a party with a difference in more ways than one. It is the major electoral formation which, contrary to the values of Indian Constitution of secular, democratic nation, holds that India is a Hindu nation. It is the only party which is the electoral wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the organisation which formed and is pursuing Hindu nationalism. BJP also has the distinction of gaining electoral strength parallelly with the rise of sectarian viol
Nadeem F. Paracha
"Fascism (as a word) has been destroyed through overuse,"writes British journalist Brendan O'Neill in an editorial for Spike,February 20, 2017, "its original sense and power diluted by a million op-eds branding unpleasant politicians 'fascists' and by radical marchers hollering 'fascist scum' at anyone who irritates them." 

O'Neill isn't only irked by excitable left or liberal 'social justice warriors' flaunting this word. He writes that those on the right too are now likely to
Subodh Varma
The recent WhatsApp hacking scandal and the Indian government's response reminds one of this joke about Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson: they are on a camping trip and go to sleep in a tent. In the middle of the night, Holmes shakes Watson awake and asks, "Watson, what do you see?" Watson says he sees thousands of stars, to which Holmes replies, "You idiot, somebody has stolen our tent!" 

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media that the government had asked WhatAapp (which is ow
Irfan Husain
FANS of the iconic 'Peanuts' cartoon strip will recall how time after time, Lucy persuades the hapless Charlie Brown to kick the football she is steadying with a finger.

When Charlie Brown asks for an assurance, he receives a promise that she won't pull the ball away this time. He then comes running in, and of course, Lucy pulls the ball away at the last instant, leaving Charlie sprawling on his back. It never changes, and yet he never loses his innocence, just as Lucy never loses he


Our Constitution has taken up the charge of transforming a hierarchical society into a modern equalitarian democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy based on a written Constitution, it is the role of the Judiciary (predominantly the Supreme Court) to interpret it. The court itself has supposed the role of the guardian and interpreter of the Constitution of India. For the purpose of interpretation, the independence of the Judiciary from any external source, including the political executive needs t...

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Parthu Venkatesh P

Since 1951, Pakistan is the only country in South Asia after India to have diplomatic relations with Peopl's Republic of China (PRC). The two states have time-tested relations and are known as the all-weather friends. China had provided tactical support to Pakistan during the 1965 war with India in which it was defeated. China had also helped Pakistan in the Wake of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in. However, in February 2006, while addressing the Pakistan-China Business Forum, former President ...

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Are America's International Commitments trustworthy?

Nayan Anand

Since the inception of his term as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been a favourite of the media. Be his kooky Tweets that take the internet by storm or his determined approach towards putting America first, Trump sure knows how to catch the eyeballs of both world leaders and the public alike. In the past few months, Trump went a step ahead to shake the world by his strong messages of 'America First' policy. In the same regard, the global power landscape saw ...


Right to Freedom of Choice, Right to Abortion: Ireland's new Abortion Referendum

Nayan Anand


The recent time can be attributed to both progress and protests alike. Caught up in the progressive third wave of feminism, there are women all over the world now coming out on the streets to fight and demand basic rights that have been denied to them. Be it the abrogation of the infamous Triple Talaq rule or the dynamic demand for changes in the abortion laws of Ireland, positive changes in the gender scenario are now foreseeable. Speaking about one such vic...