Brinda Karat The Indian Express Group
Saturday 2 February '13The urgency is understandable. But the Verma committee''s recommendations must not be rammed through with an ordinance
Monday 31 December '12Women are claiming the public space as equal citizens. This must be supported by law, social attitudes
Monday26 November '12For the wrongful arrest of the two women in Maharashtra, the IPC sections meant to punish those responsible for such actions must be used against the erring police officials
Wednesday5 September '12BJP and Congress might argue about allocations vs auctions, but both agree on the denationalisation of a vital natural resource
Tuesday17 July '12Government must bring the assisted reproductive technologies bill to Parliament. More stringent regulation could have saved lives
Thursday17 May '12What stops the government from using good harvests to reduce, if not eliminate, hunger?
Wednesday18 January '12She may have used sex and threats to get her way, but her murder raises troubling questions about crime and political power
Friday23 September '11How many meals do you have to miss for the Planning Commission to consider you poor?
Thursday19 May '11It is unlikely that a review exercise will to lead to the kind of 'reformed'' Left that its critics want.
Monday19 July '10The proposed legal amendments do not factor in the complex cruelties of 'honour'' crimes...
Monday18 January '10Recently, at Howrah station, a group of railway porters surrounded me to ask about the health of Comrade Jyoti Basu.
Thursday3 September '09The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is once again in the news, for the wrong reasons. Arbitrary changes in the guidelines...
Thursday10 January '08With the UPA government notifying the rules, the Forest Rights Act, passed by Parliament in December 2006, can now be implemented. But has the last word been said in the fierce debate the act has touc...