EXPERT VIEWS

NEEDED: A CREDIBLE, EFFECTIVE OPPOSITION

VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: The results of the recently concluded elections in a number of states including the mother of them all, viz. Uttar Pradesh, have resulted in major gains for BJP/NDA and further dwindling of the opposition, led by Congress/UPA.

While this augers well for a strong government that can govern better tha ... Read More

"IMPERATIVE NEED TO DEFEND UNIVERSITIES AS FREE SPACES, INDEPENDENT, CRITICAL,LIBERAL"

HAMID ANSARI

CHANDIGARH: It has been my privilege to be the Chancellor of this university, famous for its work and alumni, for almost a decade. I confess I have followed the dictum that a Chancellor should be seen infrequently and heard rarely.

This is one of those rare occasions, of convocation, when I get the opportunity to ... Read More

OF KEBABS, SLAUGHTERHOUSES AND CROCODILE MEAT

SAEED NAQVI

NEW DELHI: These are trying times. Even some friends are turning. They probably see their interest better protected by keeping their options open for adjustments, should excesses increase. And even if they show their residual spunk by digging in their heels in favour of Lucknow’s iconic Tundey Kababi, how will it help matt ... Read More

THE DEMAGOGUE AND THE RHETORIC OF DEMAGOGUERY

DEEPAK TRIPATHI

LONDON: The rise of the far right in America, Europe and Asia is a powerful phenomenon of recent times.

The United States elections in November 2016, and the referendum on Britain’s future as a member of the European Union in June that year, were momentous events with life-changing implications for vast nu ... Read More

FAKE NEWS ON NAJEEB AHMED: PERHAPS THE TIMES GROUP WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN WHY?

THE CITIZEN EDITORIAL

NEW DELHI: It is again such a travesty of responsible, accountable journalism to target a young student on the basis of a ‘leak’ that carries only insinuations and no facts of any kind. This is the journalism that has taken the profession to a new low, with unverified reports making the news as anchors squeak their s ... Read More

US-NATO HAVE DESTROYED LIBYA BEYOND RECOGNITION

VIJAY PRASHAD

On Friday, March 17, hundreds of Libyans came into Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square. They wanted to make a simple statement: end the rule of militias. Since the NATO war of 2011, Libya has been ruled by a patchwork of rival heavily armed gangs that have sown terror in the population. Gunfights are common – as had been experienced thes ... Read More

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