Little has Indian political class learnt from the overwhelming response the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) received from voters in Delhi. Read more

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The first victim of any sexual assault case in India is not the perpetrator but the complainant as there is no legal mechanism to protect her privacy. The young woman journalist who mustered courage to lodge a complaint against editor-in-chief of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, for his demeanor, had found herself at the receiving end. Read more

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What has not changed in India is its 3 Cs – cricket, cinema and corruption. But, the combination of the three is donning headlines now days like never before. Read more

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I am miserable, in pain and on a death bed with no one to care. Even my family does not want me to live. They dumped me on a street when I feel ill. I wondered about was my fault. I realised it was that I was born as a girl and not as a boy. Read more

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The Saket court’s order to hang four accused in December 16 Delhi gang rape case has been welcomed by one and all. But, it poses the bigger question whether death penalty is a deterrent to crime or not. Read more

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As the Parliament debates the Food Security Bill, it is time we should consider whether many of the government’s landmark schemes really empower the poor or just ensures steady supply of public money to the political workers at the grass-root level. Read more

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Death of 23 children from insecticide ridden mid-day meal scheme in Bihar school is a scar on the world’s largest public funded school lunch scheme. But, the one incident is not enough to state that all is not right with the mid-day meal scheme. Read more

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There is a thin dividing line between a hero and a villain. American intelligence contractor turned fugitive Edward Snowden falls in this category. He is a hero for billions of people across the world standing for personal freedom and villain for security zealots who believe in their right to poke in everybody’s personal life anytime, anywhere. Read more

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There is another side of the Uttarakhand disaster which got buried under trauma of pilgrims and media glare over unplanned growth in the state. That is the voice of local Paharis who have to live with the devastation caused. Read more

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BJP’s new poll mascot Narendra Modi selling Gujarat’s growth model for India looks fine in diatribe. In reality, it is not equitable and is tilted in favour of rich than aam aadmi (common man). Read more

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