Kuldip Nayar

Rethinking Emergency

Is it still possible to re-impose it?     I am sorry to revert to the emergency yet again, over two successive weeks. R K Dhawan, Mrs Indira Gandhi’s confidante, has disclosed

M J Akbar

1975: A state of terror

The truth is more grey than rosy   Emergency, imposed this week forty years ago by Mrs Indira Gandhi, was an evil with multiple fangs. The pivot was dictatorship. Its radials, with

Humayun Gauhar

New Rome

People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance     Cicero of Rome said in 55 BC that the budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled,

Maira Sheikh

A judicial rainbow

What the judiciary can and cannot or should and should not review     This past week was marked with equal parts celebration and outrage over a decision made by the Supreme

Seven Greek myths

What’s happening in Greece is a great tragedy. Here’s why     What is happening in Greece is not just a travesty. It is a tragedy. Not of the naive kind: where

Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Vicious circle

How politicians keep repeating the same mistakes   Since our independence politicians have failed to live up to the nation’s expectations. Their first failure was not being able to draft the constitution