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Seventeen million people opted out of India just last year. Photo: iStock

Opinion | A better life outside India

4 min read . 17 Nov 2018
The Ayodhya issue is locked up in court cases—in two lower courts in Uttar Pradesh as well as in the Supreme Court. Photo: Hindustan Times

Ayodhya and the wisdom of cabbies

5 min read . 20 May 2017
Bhilar is pretty much a government-driven ‘project’, although Maharashtra culture minister Vinod Tawde claims it to be community-led. Photo: PTI
In passing the judgement, delivered on a citizen’s plea, the court revived a practice that was common in the 1960s and 1970s.

How to watch a movie in India

5 min read . 21 Apr 2017
The Uttarakhand judgement delivered this month came in response to a 2014 public interest litigation by Mohammad Saleem, a resident of the Hindu holy town of Hardwar, seeking the removal of certain encroachments on a stretch of a Ganga waters canal in Dehradun district. Photo: Hindustan Times

Rights of rivers, hard to enforce

4 min read . 24 Mar 2017
Mohammed Siraj, snapped up by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs2.6 crore, is the son of an autorickshaw driver. Photo: PTI
When Air India flies domestic routes between international airports, passengers are meant to hold on to their boarding pass—never mind that bits of the boarding passes are torn off when you enter the aircraft, and that increasingly these days they are a quarter of a printed A4 sheet that have an uncanny tendency to disappear on flights. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

The Republic of Air India

5 min read . 10 Feb 2017
The biggest challenge for any country—developing, developed, least developed, emerging—is to ensure a population that is educated and healthy (conjoined areas), and that lives long and productive lives. Photo: Hindustan Times

No debate on healthcare in India

4 min read . 13 Jan 2017
The air pollution level in Delhi was classed as “severe”, a level that can make people with lung diseases more ill and cause breathing problems among those who are healthy. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

Paying for clean air in Delhi

5 min read . 11 Nov 2016
Anyone half familiar with Hillary Clinton’s life knows she gets up every time she’s down, as admitted by Donald Trump towards the fag end of his campaign . Photo: Reuters

Hillary Clinton and the ugly American

4 min read . 04 Nov 2016
The larger picture, beyond one of misplaced notions of self-preservation and promotion, is this: just as Indian immigration has immeasurably enriched life in the UK, so, too, has Polish migration. Photo: Reuters

Poles overtake Indians in the UK

4 min read . 23 Sep 2016
According to recent reports in the British media, the European Commission is drafting legislation to make Brits who want to travel to Schengen countries to a) apply for a visa and b) pay for that visa. Photo: Bloomberg

Brits may have to pay to travel

5 min read . 19 Sep 2016
The identity card in India is ubiquitous and omnipresent in its intrusion. Yet, no one seems to mind. Photo: Hindustan Times
The Parliament showed rare unity to vote through the constitutional amendment bill for a goods and services tax earlier this month. There’s an equally important Equal Opportunities Commission Bill that has been awaiting its day in the sun since 2013. The time for it is now. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />
In the run-up to the Brexit vote, it was immigration that took centre-stage in the British media, encouraged by irresponsible and downright untruthful claims made by some politicians. Photo: Reuters<br />

Brexit’s not for Indians

4 min read . 16 Jul 2016