Scrutators

Such has been the disastrous pollution in Delhi and its environs in recent days. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , driven to desperation, announced  that schools in the city would be closed temporarily to prevent serious damage to the health...

Scrutators

Bangalore was India’s pride, Bangaluru, as the city is now called, is India’s shame. The orgy of violence witnessed last week, of blazing buses and buildings will be etched in the public memory for decades, a benchmark of horror never to be...

The government at the centre is caught in a coalition bind in Jammu and Kashmir, where it recently struck a deal with the Valley-based People’s Democratic Front (PDF) led by Mufti Mohammed Sayid. With Sayid carrying the Valley in the State Assembly...

The last few days have been truly terrible. The gruesome murders of innocent French people in a jihadi attack in the offices the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, in Paris, is a further reminder of the combustible world in which we live. Those...

Minority communities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh seeking refuge in India are to be granted five-year visas instead of the one-year visa that is currently the norm. This is a welcome decision, long overdue in the light of their precarious...

Going into 2015, the good news is that India’s birth rate has declined dramatically over the past two decades and more, in part due to rising female literacy, according to a new report called the Sample Registration Survey, published on 23 December...

The Modi wave is far from over. Narendra Modi campaigned tirelessly in Maharashtra and Haryana, and the BJP surged across Maharashtra and Haryana in the State Assembly elections and looks set to lead the next governments in the former in a coalition,...



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