Lest we crawl

At this time of (justified) political triumph of India’s majority party, let’s recall a few Emergency stories

Musharraf Vs Vajpayee

For Nawaz Sharif, one shows the way to hardening hostility, the other to fragile peace

Protection whose time has come

Why the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill 2016 must find champions in the Centre and states

Bhagat Singh and us

His ideas on nationalism, reason, religion and politics are relevant today

Populism, remixed

Narendra Modi’s political style is similar to that of Indira Gandhi — as will be his challenges

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Lest we crawl

At this time of (justified) political triumph of India’s majority party, let’s recall a few Emergency stories

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Bhagat Singh and us

His ideas on nationalism, reason, religion and politics are relevant today

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Musharraf Vs Vajpayee

For Nawaz Sharif, one shows the way to hardening hostility, the other to fragile peace

March 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago

In his first public pronouncement after being sworn in as prime minister, Morarji Desai set out the aims of his administration.

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The war over values

Western tensions about migration show deep anxiety about core beliefs, including democracy

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Once magnificent

The Ganga is a persona alright, but a haggard ecological entity

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Caught in the act

A video clip draws attention to a Shiv Sena MP’s grotesque sense of entitlement, an ordinary citizen’s sense of fairplay

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Matter of principle

At a crucial moment in India’s political history, Supreme Court yet again refuses to compromise

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Protection whose time has come

Why the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill 2016 must find champions in the Centre and states

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FIA’s move to ban Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad shows some spine

It is also good to see that the FIA came in support of a non-member airline–Air India. Members of the FIA include IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir.

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UP govt’s lack of appetite for meat leaves poor zoo animals starving

UP illegal slaughterhouse ban: Kanpur zoo animals are likely to be just one example out of many facing a bizarre existential crisis amidst the meat politics.

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Sanjay Bangar, R Sridhar get 50 per cent salary hike

It’s learnt that they had requested for the hike for quite some time after having spent more than two years with the senior team.

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Obscene

Police squads checking on couples violate citizens’ rights and dignity. Is this the New India PM spoke of after UP triumph?

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The Urdu Press: Yogi as CM

“The appointment of Yogi Adityanath is, in a way, making UP the next laboratory after Gujarat. “

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Of swayamsevaks and intellectuals

RSS has done exemplary social work. It’s now time for it to decolonise the Indian mind

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The Manipur Opportunity

With BJP in power in three Northeastern states, a chance to solve the Naga problem.

Dark corners

Live streaming of sexual violence raises disturbing questions that have to do with law enforcement and public morality

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Beware the rhyme of history

If the past is any guide, neither appeasement nor empty bluster will work against China. India must initiate urgent reform of its archaic defence structures

Lesson from London

A steady war of attrition continues. There must be no letting down of guard, or complacency

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Populism, remixed

Narendra Modi’s political style is similar to that of Indira Gandhi — as will be his challenges

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Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad’s attack on AI staffer shows some netas are not afraid to take law into their hands

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad thrashed an Air India employee with his slipper 25 times onboard a flight. It raises concerns that are there any lines that these VVIPs will not cross as a show of power?

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Anti Romeo Squads: Indiscriminate crackdown on young men is not the way to ensure women’s safety

Is being found roaming around or standing outside women’s educational institutes or other public places ground enough to be detained as a “romeo” by the police?

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Finance Bill relaxes corporate funding to political parties, but is the move really evil?

The facility would seem to allow larger donations from single channel corporate donations as against multiple channel individual donations which are difficult to track as corporate donors are answerable to more bodies than individuals.

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Telescope: Dancing with the Yogi

TV went delirious chasing Uttar Pradesh’s new chief minister

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A half cure

New National Health Policy checks some boxes but sidesteps basic concerns. It leaves too much to the states on maintaining standards

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The duty to practise tolerance

It should be expressly included and highlighted in the list of fundamental duties in our Constitution

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A New Bharat

For India to strengthen itself, cobwebs of the Left’s borrowed ideas must be cleared

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March 23, 1977, Forty Years Ago

Mrs Indira Gandhi submitted her resignation from the post of prime minister and offered to the new government “constructive cooperation in the common tasks facing our nation”.

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Turn searchlight inward

Those who want India to stay pluralist, must conserve strength, correct mistakes, construct networks

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World Poetry Day

Tells us not to weep, despite fifty shades of grey

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Sultan Erdogan

Turkish president’s attempts to carve out an executive presidency for himself are chartacterised by low farce

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A sea change

Drastic changes to coastal governance rules do not adequately address livelihood and ecological concerns

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From Mercator’s to Gall-Peters projections, how the world maps vary and change

There is no such thing as a fully accurate map, since no curved surface can be projected on a flat surface without distortion.

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Shashi Tharoor suggests Kerala take the lead on Sec 377: Here are the opportunities and challenges

Can Kerala point the way for India?

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View From The Right

The editorial in Panchjanya comments on “the meaning” of recent assembly election results.

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Shooting the cop

Police should not be scapegoated for arrests in high-profile corruption cases