Cover Stories

Cementing the ‘Basic Structure’

April 24, 1973 was a historic day in the history of the Constitution of India. It was on this day that the Supreme Court of India, through its path-breaking judgment in the Kesavananda Bharati case

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
01 May 2023

Basic Structure: Concerns and Fears

I wanted to be a lawyer. That is, perhaps, why I took a lot of interest in the Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala case the Supreme Court was hearing those days.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
01 May 2023


Eleven people were killed in Naroda Gam. But the court acquits all the 69 accused. The question remains: Who killed them?

John Dayal John Dayal
01 May 2023

It is three months since our top wrestlers raised their voice against Brij Bhushan Saran Singh, president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
01 May 2023

The Americans have a beguiling way with words. Masters of euphemism, they couch the most unpleasant reality in language that is polite but with spadefuls of deception.

Mathew John Mathew John
01 May 2023

The Indian Church has about 1,30,000 consecrated persons, diocesan priests and religious women and men together, while the RSS has only 2,500 full-time Pracharaks.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
01 May 2023

On the birthday of Fr. Stan Swamy, Cedric Prakash remembers him in a unique way

Cedric Prakash Cedric Prakash
01 May 2023

When dissent and freedom of speech are put on leash, it shows democracy is in peril and autocracy is gaining ground

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
01 May 2023

June 5 this year marks the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day. Observed globally since 1973, this year’s theme #BEATPLASTICPOLLUTION

Aarti Aarti
01 May 2023

“Attach their properties!” shouts a shrill voice. People shake their heads as they hear these orders and many including me hearing those words or seeing

Robert Clements Robert Clements
01 May 2023