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Supertech Deadline Passes: In Indias Real Estate Mess, Its Buyers Who Suffer

Homebuyers have struggled for long due to lack of regulation. However, things are improving now.

6 Dec 2021 8:43 am
Over 60% Prisoners on Death Row Were Found To Be Enduring Mental Illness: Study

The longer these prisoners spent in anticipation of their possible execution, the worse their mental health became.

5 Dec 2021 3:26 pm
Russia Is Important to India So is Ukraine. Can It Strike a Balance?

India is in a dilemma as the two nations come to blows. But further complicating the equation are the US & China.

5 Dec 2021 11:12 am
Sunday View: The Best Weekend Opinion Reads, Curated Just for You

We sifted through the papers to find the best opinion reads, so you won't have to.

5 Dec 2021 8:08 am
Mathura & UP Poll: A Nervous BJP Is Playing on the Mandir Card Again

BJPs hold on UP has been shaken by many factors, including the farm stir and allegations of Thakur domination.

4 Dec 2021 6:22 pm
India-Russia Talks: US & China May Be the Elephants in the Room

India may seek clarity on the China-Russia relationship, while the Russians will want to know about Indo-US ties.

4 Dec 2021 5:12 pm
CET or Board Exams, Indias Public Examination System Remains Unfair

Most public examinations in India serve the function of elimination, not selection.

4 Dec 2021 4:13 pm
No Data: Not Just the 700 Farmers, Modi Govt Has Invisibilised Many

From sanitation workers to migrants, the Centre has kept the dead off the records many a time.

4 Dec 2021 12:34 pm
In BJP's Bid To Save 'Brand Modi', Parliament Has Become the Casualty

With the suspension of 12 MPs and curbs on media, the BJP is not even pretending anymore.

3 Dec 2021 6:29 pm
Modi Govt's Farm Laws: Case Study in How Not to Go About Reforms in A Democracy

A consultative process ensures there is no miscarriage of the will of the people. Any govt ignores it at its peril.

27 Nov 2021 4:57 pm
Why Are COVID Cases in India Decreasing, Despite Low Double Vaccination Rate?

Epidemiological modellers had earlier predicted a third wave peaking during October and November.

23 Nov 2021 4:52 pm
BJP's Rise in North Bengal Reversed? Here Are 5 Problems the Party Is Facing

It appears that the BJP may be losing some support that it had gained among Rajbangshis.

21 Nov 2021 4:35 pm
FB & Delhi Riots: How Does the Platform Keep Evading Responsibility?

India has repeatedly failed to hold Facebook accountable for its inaction on hate speech and misinformation. Why?

20 Nov 2021 4:48 pm
As COP26 Vows to End Deforestation, a Lesson Closer Home From Odishas Nayagarh

Nayagarh women played a key role in saving the forests of the area, and the state recently recognised their efforts.

6 Nov 2021 9:58 am
Women in Armed Forces Are Welcome, but Why Limit Them to Officer Cadre?

The recent step is a half-decision. The doors should have been forced open to their entry as soldiers as well.

4 Nov 2021 9:40 am
Dear Young People, Are You Afraid to Fall in Love? Don't Be.

UP love jihad laws: Some people have put love & jihad together. In one phrase. Will you be able to separate them?

1 Nov 2021 9:30 am
Gearing Up for UP Polls, PM Modi Chose Sobriety Over Polarisation in Varanasi

There was no show of religiosity which has been the hallmark of PM Narendra Modi's previous trips to Varanasi.

26 Oct 2021 4:00 pm
1990 or 2021, Hindus Remain Soft Targets in Kashmir

Despite steps taken by the Modi government, recent killings have jolted the hope of return among Pandits.

11 Oct 2021 3:59 pm
International Girl Child Day: How Legal Literacy Aids Claiming Rights

On International Day of the Girl Child, we need to ask how we can ensure girls' rights are no longer just on paper.

11 Oct 2021 3:58 pm
Modi Govt Has Normalised Defending Criminals, but Media Doesn't Care

From Pahlu Khan to Lakhimpur, right-wing media has directed its ire only at the victims & the opposition.

9 Oct 2021 4:00 pm
Maria Ressa & Dmitry Muratov's Nobel is a Win for Press Freedom, Even in India

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have won the Nobel prize at a time when press freedom is threatened across the world.

9 Oct 2021 3:47 pm
This Isnt the India I Dreamt Of, Says Siddique Kappans Wife

Weve suffered a lot, all our happiness is shattered, says Raihanath Kappan a year after the journalist's arrest.

5 Oct 2021 3:32 pm
Pakistan's Current Political Stance Could Impact All Their Sports

No, this is not an attack on Pakistan or its cricket; nor does it have any malicious agenda.

24 Sep 2021 4:01 pm
Climate Change: Is An Urban Water Crisis Caused Only By Water Scarcity?

Water crises in urban areas aren't just caused by scarcity, but by technological, social and economic factors.

19 Sep 2021 9:34 am
In the Afghanistan Arena, Russia Seems to be Indias Only Hope Now

India has been cornered. Aligning with Russia, though difficult, is perhaps the only way to make some headway.

12 Sep 2021 10:00 am
Israel Was a Leader in COVID Vaccination Race; So Why Are Cases Spiraling There?

In early September, Israel reported over 10,000 new cases of the virus, everyday.

9 Sep 2021 3:34 pm
'Bhashkors Death Was Also About Giving Piku A Chance at Freedom'

Book Excerpt: It is interesting to allow yourself to completely surrender to the character, says Juhi Chaturvedi.

29 Aug 2021 9:56 am
India Must Partner with Saudi Arabia to Deal with Afghanistan Crisis

After Taliban takeover, India needs to partner & coordinate with powers in the region with influence in Afghanistan.

21 Aug 2021 3:58 pm
With 'Partition Horrors Day', BJPs Ire at Mamata's Khela Hobe Divas Is Ironic

The BJPs tactics of polarisation didnt help it in the Assembly polls, but its sticking to the agenda.

17 Aug 2021 9:30 am
Bidens 'America Is Back' Call Leaves Afghans to Fight Taliban for Basic Rights

US President Joe Biden has been clear for years about withdrawing from Afghanistan.

14 Aug 2021 3:34 pm
Ladakh Status: It's Disillusionment With BJP Govt That Led To Leh-Kargil Meet

The demand for statehood for Ladakh is a response to the broken promise of a hollow Union Territory status.

5 Aug 2021 9:30 am
Under a Hostile BJP Govt, Both Parliament and House Committees Are Crumbling

What becomes of parliamentary democracy if there are no avenues left for sound and healthy discussions?

31 Jul 2021 3:30 pm
Parliament Logjam: BJP's Pegasus Missteps Help a Clueless Opposition

But the Opposition has not been able to strike a decisive blow to an already worried BJP government.

30 Jul 2021 3:51 pm
Not Inviting India to Join New Central-South Asia 'Quad' is a Mistake

India is the largest market in the region but it is excluded from the new Quad grouping of Central and South Asia.

24 Jul 2021 9:53 am
Can India's Supreme Court Ride out the Pegasus Scandal?

In the light of Pegasus scandal, would the SC make public the Pattanaik Committee Report on former CJI Gogoi case?

20 Jul 2021 3:44 pm
'From Biking to Photography, My Memories With Danish Siddiqui'

A friend remembers his 25-year-long friendship with photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan.

19 Jul 2021 9:27 pm
Pegasus: Governments Can Easily Bypass Laws, Let's Be Very Vigilant

Pegasus style snooping doesn't fall within the purview of India's protocols for interception of communications.

19 Jul 2021 3:35 pm
Raghav's Take: Why Stocks Are at Lifetime Highs When Economy Is at Its Weakest?

Indian markets are at an all-time high despite a volley of bad news.

18 Jul 2021 3:54 pm
India's 6 Months of COVID-19 Vaccination: Start a Targeted Drive Right Now

By now India could've had a daily vaccination rate of approx 7 million doses but it's only 4 million, same as April.

15 Jul 2021 3:31 pm
Rohingya Camp Fire Aftermath: No Decent Living Condition, Harassment Continues

On 12 June, a Rohingya refugee camp in Delhi was burnt down to the ground, impacting 53 families.

15 Jul 2021 9:39 am
India Could Gain A Lot By Supporting Deuba & Democracy in Nepal

India appeared to have lost the plot in Nepali politics of late, having been seen as supporting former PM Oli.

15 Jul 2021 9:30 am
New 'Development Plan' Threatens Sattal's Ecology, Livelihood

Locals have demanded a 'conservation reserve' tag for Sattal Lake.

13 Jul 2021 10:30 am
#MeToo: How a Broken Criminal Justice System Led to Bill Cosby's Acquittal

Once known as 'America's Dad', 83-year-old Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction has been overturned.

10 Jul 2021 9:31 am
PM Modis Kashmir High Table: Coming Together of Vested Interests

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to heads of Kashmir parties, everyone is thinking of pragmatism driven dialogue.

25 Jun 2021 9:58 am
Indian Militarys Poor PR Skills & Theatre Command Controversy

Indian armed forces must review information-sharing mechanisms and the working of defence (PR) at large.

24 Jun 2021 3:49 pm
Raghavs Take: Catalyst Kingmaker Pawars Tough Bid to Beat Modi

The Quints Editor-in-Chief Raghav Bahl analyses Sharad Pawars bid to forge an Opposition unity, to defeat the BJP.

23 Jun 2021 9:57 pm
Rashtra Manch: Stop Getting Distracted By Modi hai to Mumkin hai

India, not Narendra Modi, was the point of discussion at Sinhas Rashtra Manch meeting, reveals Sudheendra Kulkarni.

23 Jun 2021 3:35 pm
Raghavs Take: 8.5 Mn Jabs on Yoga Day, But Can Govt Keep It Up?

Vaccine drive to Article 370, The Quints Editor-in-Chief Raghav Bahl shares his views on recent developments.

22 Jun 2021 9:46 pm
Raghavs Take: Modi Govt Could Be Doing a Political Swivel On J&K

COVID to Maharashtra politics, The Quints Editor-in-Chief Raghav Bahl shares his views on pertinent developments.

21 Jun 2021 10:01 pm
Indias Current Myanmar Policy Not Based on Sound Strategic Logic

Indias Myanmar policy is an attempt to avoid tough decisions: another instance of failing to live up to its word.

19 Jun 2021 3:54 pm