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Sex ratio in Haryana touches 900-mark for first time in 20 years

on January 10th, 2017

Sex ratio in Haryana touches 900-mark for first time in 20 years Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” (B3P) campaign against female foeticide in Panipat in January 2015. Two years later, Haryana, ...

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In the interests of fairness

on January 10th, 2017

In the interests of fairness The Election Commission must insist on the postponement of the Union budget With the announcement of poll dates in five states, the code of conduct for political parties has kicked in with immediate effect. This ...

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The Trump challenge to António Guterres

on January 7th, 2017

The Trump challenge to António Guterres Soon after Portugal’s António Guterres was picked to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations Secretary-General, commentary on the major challenges awaiting him was dominated by the Security Council’s ...

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Two takes on democracy

on January 5th, 2017

Two takes on democracy This week, a divided Supreme Court placed before us two visions of the public sphere, pitting the ideal of the universal citizen against citizen-electors situated within their social contexts Do fair elections require that ...

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Arms and the region

on January 5th, 2017

Arms and the region It is time to look ahead at the challenges that India’s security planners face in 2017. Spillovers from 2016 and the forthcoming leadership change in the United States will make the environment very challenging in ...

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