Amit Baruah

RIP, Nido Taniam

Will the tragic death of this young student from North-East India jolt us into action against prejudice?

Don’t fritter it away

The Aam Aadmi Party has a problem. Its tirades can’t be a substitute for governance. And that is no easy job.

The feminine way

"She is a wife, a mother, an elder. She is the past, the present and the future of our society; she is home."

Rocking to Kabir

The turnout of young people at Mumbai’s Kabir festival is a sure sign that the battle for inclusion has been joined.

An opportunity missed

Manmohan Singh is keen as always to travel to Pakistan, but he might have to wait till he demits office.

When a movement became a government

AAP has fuelled the hope for a better India – a country where the Aam Aadmi – and not the VIP – counts for something.

A remedy worse than the problem?

To apply its law, America arrests, strips and body searches India’s deputy consul general in New York.

Sleepless in Delhi

The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made the Congress and the BJP jittery about their political future.

Farewell, Great Helmsman

Nelson Mandela may be gone but he will continue to inspire for all times to come.

Chasing bovines on the Delhi Metro

A British journo found the Delhi Metro cow-free. But he couldn't have missed the bovines on way to the Metro stations.

Be the standard you want from others

A journalist’s allegations of sexual assault against her editor spotlights the daily dangers that women face at work.

There’s a rule book, Modi Saheb

The illegal surveillance of a young woman raises questions about the man who wants to be India’s Prime Minister.

NOTA is an Option

It’s election season in India and for the first time, voters have the right to say: ‘None of the Above’.

Order after chaos

Despite the traffic pain that the Delhi Metro’s expansion is creating, it is worth the trouble.

Of drawing rooms and opinions

As India slips into election mode, let’s not get carried away by corporate branding. Reality might just trump hype.

The worst didn’t happen

The disaster preparedness worked, the loss of life had been minimised. India needs a pat on the back.

Keep meeting, keep talking

The first-ever meeting of Singh and Sharif takes the rust off Indian and Pakistani channels of communication.

Violence is acceptable in South Asia

When it’s just fine for parents to kill their children, can our societies even hope to reduce the brutality around us?