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The steady rise of the ugly Indian since 2014 has gained traction. The organs of the body politic have begun to atrophy.

 

The Supreme Court's ruling against cow vigilantism makes both the states and the Centre responsible for its prevention

 

With India celebrating its 70th year of independence, there is hope for a better tomorrow. Our progress in many spheres is remarkable. In the last 70 years many human development indicators have shown noteworthy improvement.

 

As India joins the rest of the world in celebrating the 51st International Literacy Day today, I would like to emphasise the important role of literacy in the development architecture of all countries and its crucial role as a development accelerator.

 

Identifying and capturing the Gauri Lankeshkillers, including those who ordered her execution-style assassination, is the responsibility of the Union government as well.

 

Cabinet reshuffles and expansions can generally be categorised as tactical or strategic. But the one Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out this Sunday is a mix of both, the headline grabbing changes happening in the ministries of defence, power and railways.

 

Heading towards the 75th anniversary of its independence, has India learnt to behave like a superpower? The sequence of events over the last few months would seem to suggest this. You must have got it by now — I mean the standoff with China and its resolution.

 

Given the audacity with which our history is being rewritten and re-imagined, we should not be surprised to learn in the not-too-distant future that the “chatur baniya”, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was actually a devout pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh who was killed by a fanatic Muslim

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked invincible till last week in BJP’s march towards Mission 350, despite jobless growth after demonetisation, increasing criticism of vigilantes on the prowl, and mounting agrarian distress.

 

So rarely do we come across unanimous Supreme Court judgments that the stunning verdict of the nine-justice bench concerning the right to privacy (R2P, hereafter) comes to us as a great gift.

 


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