Jayalalithaa presented India alternate model of development

By Amit Kapoor

Jayalalithaa was to Tamil Nadu what Narendra Modi was to Gujarat. Their respective states symbolise their legacy and present unique models of development that have fuelled the long-standing debate on economic growth and social progress.

As a Kashmiri, here is why I no longer care what Indian media says about us

By Harun Lone for

Graham Greene, a British novelist wrote, “Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism.” And in our context, Indian media is a word that undoubtedly has come to mean bad journalism.

India's unfolding education crisis: Government schools short of 1 mn teachers

By Abhishek Waghmare

Eighteen 18 per cent positions of teachers in government-run primary schools and 15 per cent in secondary schools are vacant nationwide, according to data tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Human Resources Development Minister on December 5, 2016.

Put another way, one in six teaching positions in government schools is vacant, a collective shortage of a million teachers.

Babri masjid demolition: Twenty four year of pain, agony and struggle

By Khushboo Khan for

On December 6 1992, thousands of bitter memories were finely knitted in Indian history when a mob of fundamentalists (Kar Sevaks) demolished the 400-year-old historical mosque in Ayodhya, claiming it to be the birthplace of Ram (Hindu mythological God).

Has demonetisation hurt the BJP’s chances in upcoming UP polls?

By Soroor Ahmed,

A month after demoentisation, politics in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh is in a state of flux. Till the first week of November. The Samajwadi Party was in a state of turmoil. The situation reached such a stage that political observers started conjecturing that an overwhelming number of its core support base, that is, Muslims and some other backward castes, may shift to Bahujan Samaj Party. Even Yadavs were finding themselves in a dilemma.

With 21.3 per cent Dalit and 19.3 per cent Muslim population, the BSP was looking quite hopeful.

All pain, little gain: Demonetisation math does not add up

New Delhi : Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia's startling admission on Tuesday that the government expects all scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to come back to the banking system raises questions about the very purpose of the disruptive demonetisation exercise, as well as its supposed benefits, say analysts.

बाबरी मस्जिद की शहादत : अभी ज़रुरत है निर्णय की

मुदस्सिर अहमद

6 दिसंबर की तारीख हिंदुस्तानी मुसलमानों के लिए एक डरावने सपने की तरह है क्योंकि इसी दिन शांति के दुश्मन हिंदू कट्टरपंथियों ने सदियों से खड़ी उज्ज्वल इतिहास की गवाह बाबरी मस्जिद को शहीद कर डाला था और यही वह दिन था जब महान भारत में हिंदू और मुसलमानों के बीच नफरत की मज़बूत दीवार खड़ी कर दी गई थी. इसलिए विचारक और बुद्धिजीवी उसी दिन को मौजूदा सांप्रदायिक दंगों बुनियाद मानते हैं.

बाबरी मस्जिद : आज तो क़ातिल ही हुक्मरान हैं

नैय्यर इमाम सिद्दीक़ी

Jayalalithaa's legacy: Industrial, social, crime rankings among India's best

By Prachi Salve

Tamil Nadus 19th Chief Minister (she was also the 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th) J. Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5, 2016, was known for gifting her 72 million people a record set of freebies, but she also leaves behind a state that ranks among Indias top five in many social, crime and industrial indicators.

After 74 days of struggle, Jayalalithaa is dead

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai : Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in immense grief. She was 68.

Jayalalithaa, a spinster, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals just before midnight, over 24 hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest that derailed the halting progress she had been making on the health front.