Cover Stories

Doval’s Dangerous Doctrine

“It is the civil society that can be subverted… that can be divided, that can be manipulated to hurt the interest of a nation.”

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
29 Nov 2021

War against NGOs: The Doval doctrine

Some countries, including Pakistan, had a national security advisor (NDA). India did not have one. It was not needed in the constitutional scheme of things.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
29 Nov 2021


National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s theory about 'fourth generation warfare' undermines Constitution, has evoked mixed reactions from civil society activists.

IC Correspondent IC Correspondent
29 Nov 2021

The last few days have been shocking for civil society.

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
29 Nov 2021

Autocrats keep a few menials, in top positions, as their PR agents who project their leader as the ‘savior’ of the people and justifying his/her blunders and wrong-doings

Mathew John Mathew John
29 Nov 2021

The success of the struggle by farmers gives a lot of hope to the social activists and social action groups working for the environment and protection of human rights.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
29 Nov 2021

“It is a calculated step for the Uttar Pradesh elections. For this government, democracy begins and ends with elections."

Dr Prakash Louis Dr Prakash Louis
29 Nov 2021

A good Constitution is important in a democracy, but much more important is the manner in which it works

Little Sister Leelamma Little Sister Leelamma
29 Nov 2021

It was rhetoric rather than action by the Goa government in the first few years of its existence. A few months left for polls, there seems to be a flurry of activities

Pachu Menon Pachu Menon
29 Nov 2021

Devasahayam Pillai, who became a devote Christian, was shot dead on 14 January 1752 allegedly by high-caste Hindus

Fr. J. Felix Raj Fr. J. Felix Raj
29 Nov 2021

Two words that have given some of our people a false sense of bravado and others a feeling of insecurity are the words ‘majority and minority.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
29 Nov 2021