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VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why students must march to their inner drumbeat

The blackboards will have to recede a little.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

JNU protests aren't just about the fee hike. Read between the lines

The earlier attempts to use JNU as a platform against the Modi sarkar failed. But this one has had more traction, even partial success.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

Ayodhya verdict has led to Muslim vs Muslim more than a Hindu-Muslim rift

After the Ayodhya verdict, the Hindu-Muslim discord was prevented, thanks to the steps taken by the administration and community leaders. But Muslims in India are now divided.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Seven-judge bench on Sabarimala won't open Pandora's box, it could rather close it

The Supreme Court must not reverse the trend of affirmative action to back equal rights for women.

VARIETY | 8-minute read

War, conflict and friendships in Ceylon: Suncatcher

A riveting excerpt from Romesh Gunesekera’s coming-of-age novel that explores difficult friendships and sudden awakenings against the backdrop of the changing face of Ceylon.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Rescue plan for the 'Haze Capital'

Indians are probably getting too used to pollution!

VARIETY | 4-minute read

What’s in a name, what's in a word

Reputations, oral and written history — all come flashing out with a surname.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why free rides for women in Delhi buses are not about garnering votes

Critics miss the point that increased participation of women in the workforce is critical to India's GDP growth.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Increasing threats to civil liberties in India

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about why the threat to citizen rights and civil liberties is mounting, in the November 18 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

JNU's fee-hike protest was flawed, the government shouldn't have buckled

JNU students are demanding that inequality be removed through equal distribution of subsidy.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

NCRB crime data is a farce. This is what needs to be done to stop burking

Police performance is judged on the basis of the number of crimes reported. It helps to under-report numbers.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

What is the Aarey vs Mumbai Metro war?

Will the green patch covering nearly 4,000 acres of Mumbai land be the collateral to Mumbai's ambitious Metro car shed?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

India Today Sex Survey 2019: Chronicling the private life of the nation

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about changes that have influenced the nation's intimate relations, in the November 11 edition of India Today.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Delhi has a robust plan to clean the air. Will Centre do its bit?

The topmost polluted cities of India are in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Delhi Odd-Even 3.0: 5 things you must know before hitting the streets

The rules are more stringent and fines are heavier this time. Is Delhi set to battle pollution with the Kejriwal government's odd-even scheme?

VARIETY | 7-minute read

Before Ayodhya verdict: Meet IYF, Maududi's proud successors

As the time for Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict approaches, the reaction of Maududi’s successors assumes significance. Will they moderate? Or will they radicalise?

VARIETY | 5-minute read

China's reversal of one-child policy shouldn't deter India from enforcing two-child norm

Human population in this country faces an existential threat from human population itself.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Zombie apocalypse in Madhya Pradesh, as predicted by senior BJP leader

What if the future kids cooked a half-plate bheja fry of a politician and be disappointed that it tastes like dung?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Reduction in bursting of firecrackers is proof education can cure many ills

Many schools have, over the years, tried to persuade children to avoid crackers.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Modern Love: Nothing modern about this love

The Amazon Prime series packs a lot of emotional truth. It skips all the emotional manipulation.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Smile. You are the Joker. So am I.

Why does it disturb us so much, hearing a character like Arthur Fleck speak about being tired of being happy all the time?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Mahatma Gandhi's views on education are important today

Gandhi's most important and prescriptive principle was to the effect that what you do with your hands will enter your heart.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

Is over-reliance on confessions inviting killings in custody?

Pradeep Tomar was reportedly called in to the police station for questioning in connection with the murder of a woman.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How Nobel for Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer rewards curiosity

Over time, through the interventions of these economists, nations like India could change policy designs on improving delivery outcomes.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why should Indians continue to live under the shadow of sedition?

Indian democracy must consider whether the offence of sedition itself must be abolished.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Gandhi's relevance cannot be debated

Radio offered nothing beyond music and advertising, while TV debates were all about a screaming match on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why the triumph of RSS is unprecedented

No matter how much the RSS is misunderstood and demonised, whether by left liberals in India and abroad, its contribution to the making of modern India is indubitable.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Gandhi might be the ‘Father of the Nation’ but people are apathetic to him

You can say anything about him and no one will file a case against you claiming ‘sentiments were hurt.’

VARIETY | 5-minute read

How Mahatma Gandhi can still show the way

Once Gandhi is read as a scientist who used his body as an eternal test tube, the idea of satyagraha acquires a different kind of vitality.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How Gandhi’s satyagraha would have fared in Hitler's Nazi Germany

In the Nazi regime, even a scintilla of resistance meant painful death.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

150 years on, why Mahatma Gandhi still matters

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about Gandhi’s complex legacy, in the October 7 edition of India Today magazine.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Can spiritual love save ageing playboys like Imran Khan and Brad Pitt?

Post MeToo, the rules have changed and a philanderer is no more a charmer even when he is Brad Pitt.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

What Hinduism meant to Gandhi

The Mahatma would have been sharply critical of what is represented by Hindu nationalism.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Why Gully Boy is a good bet for India at the Oscars

The movie checks most boxes in terms of factors that the West expects from the cinema it terms 'foreign'.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why climate summits fail to spur action

Amid one of the largest environmental protests ever, the commitments from some of the biggest emitters — the US, China, and India — are awfully inadequate.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How Greta Thunberg is echoing Mahatma Gandhi's views on environment

To say that reduction of plastic will require radical change in our lifestyle and culture is to ensure that no one will listen.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why India is so high on dry days

Dry days are the middle path traversing between a drinking drought and a drinking deluge.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

How Hindi can be the unifying force for India

Hindi has become by default the language that most Indians speak.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why hefty traffic fines are good, but not good enough

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about why Indian roads continue to be deathtraps and what needs to be done to end the dangerous driving culture, in the September 30 edition of India Today magazine.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why the time to give online learning a chance is now

The salvation of India’s endeavour to meaningfully educate its youth lies through the path of technology-based education.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Why India’s Moon mission needs to be celebrated

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about what Chandrayaan 2 helped us achieve despite the Vikram lander suffering a hard landing, in the September 23 edition of India Today magazine.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why the odd-even scheme doesn’t make much sense to fight Delhi pollution

The scheme was introduced for private vehicles and two-wheelers. The sensitivity of pollution levels are, however, far higher for commercial vehicles.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why riots follow blasphemy accusations in Pakistan

The pattern of riots following all blasphemy accusations is hard to miss.

VARIETY | 7-minute read

It will not burn. It will not melt: What’s your alternative to plastic?

Be warned. Paper and cloth bags too come with dangerous environmental costs.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why heavy fines cannot fix India’s driving culture

Just about anyone can start driving on the road in real-time in real traffic in the country.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Who will take the heat of the Amazon rainforest fire?

The Amazon fire is a reminder that unbridled development is not in consonance with ecological sustainability and, consequently, human well-being.

VARIETY | 9-minute read

Bagha Jatin: The unsung hero of Indian independence struggle

His insurrection against the British during World War I was a precursor to the armed struggle led by Subhas Chandra Bose against them during World War II.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How social media is helping spread child lifting rumours

It matters little that the impact implies someone’s death.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How the draft New Education Policy could help the economy grow

The proposed policy creates room for a healthy blend between skills and knowledge.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why it’s time for Indian filmmakers to switch to ‘filmmaker mode’

In some other countries, it would be sacrilegious to present a film in a format different from its original.