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  • Kuldip Nayar

    Veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist and author. He was appointed High Commissioner to Great Britain in 1990 and nominated to the upper house of Indian Parliament in 1997. He is also the author of 15 books, including "Beyond the Lines” and "India after Nehru."

  • Can Padmavati be a rallying point for press freedom?

    The press has been able to consolidate its freedom after several struggles. And today it is generally free from government pressure. There are still other forces which do not allow it to be completely free. Yet among all the democracies in the world, the Indian press is considered independent.
  • Mahatma Gandhi

    Reopening the Gandhi assassination case was long overdue

    I think the Supreme Court's order to appoint an amicus curiae in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination case is important. More about how it happened and why are two points which need to be pursued.
  • Boundaries that divide us

    The government of India has appointed Dineshwar Sharma, former Intelligence Bureau Chief as interlocutor to find a solution to Kashmir's problems.
  • EC's reputation is on the line

    The Election Commission has never done it before and had developed an independent status since TN Seshan. He had given it a stature which was admired by the electorate.
  • The supreme courage of Gauri Lankesh

    A gathering for a memorial a few days ago turned out to be disappointing. I thought that the meeting held to bring attention to the murder of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, would draw many journalists, particularly the senior ones, to the venue.
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