Point and counterpoint

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a right wing agenda to grant citizenship to Hindus living as refugees in India. These Hindus are presumed to have come to India from Muslim majority states of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh…

WITH US, A STEP FORWARD

There is all-round affirmation that the time has come for India to take solid steps to protect its territorial integrity and sovereignty in view of the steady worsening of the security situation in the geopolitical region. The designs by…

Erosion of public trust

Public trust is the essence of democracy. The public elect a set of leaders and place their trust on those leaders to deliver what has been promised in the election manifesto. The word public trust dates back to the origins of democracy…

TIME FOR FESTIVAL CHEER 

The season of festival, although restrained brings with it good news on a few fronts. One report is that the Centre has set aside Rs 50,000 crore for highly subsidized vaccination of its 1.34 billon people against the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Politics of patronage and privilege

Patricia Mukhim Someone had rightly said that politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening…

Normalising corruption

When allegations of corruption become a daily affair and charges are traded over media, the public faces a fatigue which then turns to disinterest.  It is then that the public begin to normalise corruption as something that cannot be…

REASSURANCE FROM PM

When the Prime Minister addresses the nation, big revelations are generally expected. But Narendra Modi’s address on Tuesday carried little more than a promise that the nation is all set to reach the vaccines against Covid-19 pandemic in…

Governance a casualty in Meghalaya

The allegations by an elected representative that the MDA Government is losing Rs 1200-1500 crore of revenue on account of the illegal extraction and transportation of coal should be taken seriously. This amount is not small change for a…