Padmavati controversy
November 22, 2017 12:59 am

Box office considerations cannot be allowed to besmirch memories of a hero

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November 22, 2017 12:50 am

Organiser’s cover story for the week also talks about Saudi Arabia, including its stand on yoga. Yoga, it claims, was considered “deviant behaviour” in the country as it wasn’t in tune with Islam, but after “persistent struggle and conviction,” it has now been accepted as a sports activity

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November 22, 2017 12:40 am

Government’s reluctance to share data on the price of the aircraft has raised several scenarios, none of them flattering to it

November 22, 2017 12:31 am

The city will need to be reinvented, which calls for identifying people who care for its future and who don’t mind carrying on with duties of despair

On the contrary, it has increased people’s dependence on the local dealer, because it is the dealer who knows the rules of Aadhaar seeding and biometric authentication.
November 21, 2017 12:00 am

In Jharkhand, ABBA was first made compulsory for PDS users in Ranchi district in August 2016. By June 2017, it was mandatory in about 80 per cent of the ration shops across the state. This meant, of course, that Aadhaar itself was compulsory — no Aadhaar, no food.

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November 21, 2017 12:22 am

S Rangarajan vs P Jagjivan Ram, considered a landmark judgment in the history of censorship in India, is relevant again in the context of the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’.

This limitation stands in contrast to the general affinity between the French and Indian quest for different degrees of strategic autonomy during the Cold war.
November 21, 2017 12:00 am

Looking beyond the traditional areas of high-technology and defence cooperation, and the more recent focus on global mitigation of climate change, Delhi and Paris appear ready to lend a strong regional dimension to their strategic partnership.

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November 20, 2017 8:55 am

Budhi Gandaki project has become a battleground for Indian, Chinese interests.

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November 20, 2017 9:27 am

Often, traffic violation has little to do with being in a hurry. It’s about the opportunity to leave the fellow traveller behind.

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November 20, 2017 9:32 am

Onion farmers have suffered even in a bumper crop year. Needed: Scientific storage facilities, a judicious trade policy.

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November 19, 2017 12:17 am

It is too early to say whether this will yield results, but in Gujarat, the Congress cannot lose. This is because though the BJP will win, it is unlikely to do better than Modi did in 2012

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November 19, 2017 8:56 am

Mukim, Additional Chief Secretary, Gujarat will follow in the footsteps of a string of Gujarat-cadre officers who have been accommodated in powerful posts in Delhi

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November 19, 2017 8:43 am

At the risk of sounding a little like a chippy, Hindutva type, I have to point out that there has been much more ignorance and prejudice about India evident in The New York Times since Narendra Modi became prime minister

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November 19, 2017 9:31 am

A similar sense of disappointment prevails in Gujarat which goes to election in December. The much-touted ‘Gujarat Model’ is being dissected and examined. Even before 1995, Gujarat’s growth rate was higher than the national average and Gujarat has maintained that edge

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November 18, 2017 12:04 am

Kunwar Narain’s passing is also the loss of a whole literary world. He was of a generation of Hindi writers that confidently understood that in genuine culture and thinking there cannot be any boundaries.

Lucknow air pollution
November 18, 2017 12:03 am

Breathing has certainly become injurious to health in Delhi. Yet, those of us who live here and have vocalised our breathlessness, struggle to acknowledge that we too have somehow contributed to what the social media has termed an “apocalypse”.

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November 18, 2017 12:03 am

Saudi money funded to power the South Punjab madrasas of the anti-Shia Sipah-e-Sahaba that also sent proxy warriors to Afghanistan. When the founder of Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jhangvi, was killed his widow revealed that she was being maintained financially by Osama bin Laden from Saudi Arabia.

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November 17, 2017 12:45 am

Rashtriya Sahara (editorial, November 9) writes: “Many eminent economists, including the former governor, RBI, Raghuram Rajan, have expressed their disapproval of demonetisation.

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November 17, 2017 1:04 am

A sense of justice and fair play demands that unskilled workers are paid at least as much as their counterparts in the organised sector.

November 17, 2017 11:48 pm

Whether in Bengal or Odisha, the rosogolla is a product of artisanal inventiveness. An authenticity debate, a GI tag, spoil the taste.

Assessments by credit ratings agencies are not the only indices by which the fitness of nations and leaders is gauged.
November 16, 2017 9:25 am

New report addresses need for data on the country’s disease burden, identifies challenges for policymakers

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November 16, 2017 12:45 am

Question ahead of Gujarat polls: Isn’t Hardik Patel entitled to privacy?

Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets two-years jail term
November 16, 2017 12:35 am

Draft rules in subordinate courts have either not been adopted or are not implemented in the right context.

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November 16, 2017 12:25 am

It would be unwise to rely on the US to counter China. India must build tools to protect its own interests.

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November 15, 2017 12:45 am

One article in Organiser mentions that after the revelation that 714 Indians named in the documents, the government “swiftly” switched into action, and “ordered a multi-agency probe, within hours of the eruption of names of 714 Indian entities”.

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November 15, 2017 12:35 am

Government continues to be in denial, but demonetisation has met none of its stated, and shifting, objectives.

The Gudiya muredr and Pradyuman murder cases
November 15, 2017 12:30 am

The Gudiya and Pradyuman murder cases should be a wake-up call for the entire IPS leadership of the country. We need to ask ourselves: Who do we serve and who do we protect?

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November 14, 2017 10:18 am

On Ryan International murder case, middle-class reveals deep-set prejudices.

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November 14, 2017 10:07 am

Delhi discards the ambiguities of the 1970s, appears ready to do business on the basis of enlightened self-interest.

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November 14, 2017 12:30 am

We have lost what made his ‘discovery’ possible — a spirit of nuanced dialogue, decolonised cosmopolitanism and cultural syncretism.

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November 13, 2017 12:45 am

Elections are no guarantee of an end to the prevailing political uncertainty.

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November 13, 2017 12:40 am

Lack of education is a pressing problem in the Muslim community. The PM, ever since his stint as Gujarat CM, has sought to address the issue.

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November 13, 2017 12:30 am

Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai frame the failures of conventional thinking on urban issues. The choices are many, but they need to be made now, and by a single authority.

Raga Durga, harmonium of German reeds, Gained in Translation, Manglesh Dabral, Indian Express
November 12, 2017 8:52 am

When I arrived in Delhi, I suddenly felt that I have been banished from a raga. When I saw the last tree of my village diminishing away, the absence of that raga made its home within me.

Demonetisation, Demonetisation anniversary, RBI, Black Money, Corruption
November 12, 2017 12:15 am

Demonetisation was a thoughtless and rash decision that turned out to be a colossal mistake and imposed a huge cost in terms of denting economic growth and heaping misery on millions of ordinary people.

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November 12, 2017 12:15 am

Some of us know where black money really exists in abundance. It oils the wheels of India’s election machinery.