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60 years of lunar exploration | editorials

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HindustanTimes On this day in 1959, at the height of the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, the Russian spacecraft Luna 2 crashed (intentionally) on the surface of the moon. It became the first human-made object to ever reach another ce... More »

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The Congress has to be redone stitch by stitch | analysis

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HindustanTimes The Congress was dismantled bit by bit before its big 2014 defeat when its tally was reduced to the lowest-ever in the Lok Sabha. Unable to recover from the debilitating decline, it tripped from one crisis to another in the intervening five year... More »

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Rethinking the legal regime against child abuse | analysis

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HindustanTimes When I met Pinki (name changed) a couple of years ago, she appeared to be like any other shy teenager, but her story was anything but normal. Sexually abused by her father at the age of 11, she had to wage an incredible battle for justice agains... More »

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Kashmir: The diplomatic battle | editorials

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HindustanTimes India and Pakistan faced off at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over New Delhi’s decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and revoke its special status. Pakistan, which fielded its foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, ado... More »