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What the CAA is; what it is not – analysis

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HindustanTimes Opposition parties have mounted an anti-government campaign using the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, (CAA), as the lightening rod. They have spread misinformation, inflamed passions, mobilised forces inimical to the country’s interests, and in... More »

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CAA: Pursuing process and protest | Opinion – analysis

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HindustanTimes The passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has triggered protests across the country. These protests can be seen through two distinct lenses. The first would to be view the protests through the lens of a formalistic understanding of th... More »

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Are we becoming a Black Mirror society?

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BusinessLine C’mon! Is this how you want to sign off 2019? Well, to be fair, I haven’t made a statement yet. But standing at gate 2020 and looking back at the events that have shaped the passing year, all one can feel is an eerie sense of insecurity. And there... More »

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Why Vajpayee’s values matter – editorials

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HindustanTimes On Wednesday, the country marked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 95th birth anniversary. Tributes poured in from across the political spectrum, like they had done when Vajpayee had passed away in August 2018. He was a Bharatiya Jana... More »

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A sledgehammer to swat flies

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BusinessLine It is possible to make a lawyerly argument that Jakob Lindenthal, the German exchange student at IIT-Madras who was directed to leave India on Monday, had it coming. In participating in a students’ protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act ... More »

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End the uncertainty around the Afghan polls – editorials

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HindustanTimes To describe Afghanistan’s presidential election process as troubled will be an understatement. Though the election was held almost three months ago, and that too after being delayed on three occasions, only the preliminary results were announced... More »

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A leap for national security – editorials

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HindustanTimes Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on August 15 to create the position of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), the government finalised the roles and responsibilities of the CDS, as prepared by a committee led by the National... More »