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The Right to Die

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Is there a case for assisted suicide in India?

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The Right to Die

Marte hain aarzoo mein marne ki, Maut aati hai par nahin aati (One dies longing for death but death, despite being around, is elusive) —Mirza Ghalib, as quoted by Justice Markandey Katju, Aruna…

Knock Down the Great Wall of Secrecy

It induced gulp upon gulp, the big crash of 24 August. Trading screens awash in red are bad enough, but when the source of panic is China, there’s no saying what could happen next. This, after all,…

A Life Less Ordinary

Some people are always on the right side of history. Like Dhirubhai Ambani, who was perfectly comfortable in a licence raj and equally so in a liberalised India. Or Amitabh Bachchan, as angry young…

Kalu Singh Thakur, BJP MLA

More often than not, the surest way of riling our political overlords is treating them as commoners. It is best illustrated by the frequent cases of toll booth vandalism that have been reported in…

Quota Protests Put Gujarat on Edge

Extreme violence is nothing new in Ahmedabad and the rest of Gujarat, which has seen mindless riots for centuries. This was why when tensions mounted during the protests for an OBC quota for the…

Usain Bolt: The Lightning Quick Sprinter

When great athletes peak, there is an aura of invincibility about them. He or she just can’t be beaten, especially at a big stage. They dominate the game for years, but then gradually the losses…

The Accomplice Who Ran out of Luck

A man who has been in Kolhapur Central Jail for years has turned out to be a serial killer responsible for more than 60 murders. Three months ago, the Ludhiana Police arrested one Baldev Singh, who…

Bihar: The Great Election Scare

As Bihar’s Assembly elections approach, the Muslim voter holds the key to political fortunes in the state. But election season can be frightening for Muslims. Educationally and economically backward…

Simmering Border Heat

Mohammad Naveed, the Pakistani national and alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba operative arrested in early August from Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir, is believed to have spilled the beans about the training he…

The Legal Cut Is the Deepest

Philosophy today often does not need the professional philosopher. He remains a creature of textbooks and academic journals. Questions of terror, ethics, the fate of the body, the future of knowledge…