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Saptarshi Bhattacharya

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Saptarshi Bhattacharya is Senior Coordinator, Programmes and Administration, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy. He is a former Chief Sub-Editor and a former Chief Reporter of The New Indian Express . He had been a journalist for the past 20 years, most of which were spent as a reporter with The Hindu and a Correspondent for national television channels Aaj Tak and Headlines Today.

Majoritarianism is a pushback against political mobilisation by the marginalised: Thomas Blom Hansen

Why do parties with ideologies corrosive to basic democratic values - liberty, equality, and fraternity - enjoy democratic endorsements in India and e

The Law of Sedition and India: An Evolutionary Overview

Article 124A, characterised aptly by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, as the “prince among the political sections of the Indian Penal Code de

AFSPA is a great issue for the Kashmiri, not Art. 370; 10-12 States enjoy similar protection: Moosa Raza, former J&K Chief Secretary

The conflict in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has seen many elections. The State sends six MPs to the 543-strong Lok Sabha but 'Kashmir' adds significantly

India has not taken education seriously since independence: Prof. Krishna Kumar

India's education system has remained a much-discussed, but less understood social issue. Its linkages with development are complex, and so are the ec

Reach Out, Make Kashmiris Feel They are One of Our Own: M.K. Narayanan

Always volatile, the situation in the Kashmir Valley has taken a turn for the worse in the year since Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander, wa

The available Cauvery waters will have to be divided on a pro rata basis: Duraimurugan

The Karnataka government's refusal to release water to Tamil Nadu despite a Supreme Court ruling has added a new and crucial angle to the Cauvery wate

Convictions should be based on fair procedure, not collective conscience: Aarushi Case Lawyer

How effectively does the criminal justice system in India work? Vasundhara Sirnate and Saptarshi Bhattacharya gleaned an insight into In

No Consistency in Delhi’s Approach to Kashmir: A.S. Dulat

Kashmir remains India’s unsolved puzzle even after six decades. Its history has thrown up strange paradoxes and challenges for policy makers in New De