Ethics is the answer

We need liberation theologists, like Ambedkar and Gandhi, who can help people discard the worst features of their inherited religious culture and replace them with ethical interpretations

Three decades of mistrust

Pragmatic approach and sustained border diplomacy could help Delhi remove apprehensions in Sri Lanka about economic cooperation with India

Saffron blind

The political project of Hindutva is incompatible with a liberal polity

A strategic encirclement

India’s political and security establishment needs a strategy in light of China’s naval expansion.

Selective Condemnations

Extremism comes in all shades. Justice Shah should critique each one.

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Three decades of mistrust

Pragmatic approach and sustained border diplomacy could help Delhi remove apprehensions in Sri Lanka about economic cooperation with India

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Saffron blind

The political project of Hindutva is incompatible with a liberal polity

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Ethics is the answer

We need liberation theologists, like Ambedkar and Gandhi, who can help people discard the worst features of their inherited religious culture and replace them with ethical interpretations

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New India?

If unchecked, vigilantism in the name of the cow could render meaningless all vision documents and development plans.

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Quick Gun EC

Election Commission’s proposals to deal with problem of bribing of voters could upend principles of natural justice.

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Outsiders in Élysée

Liberals take solace in Marine Le Pen’s performance, but there are echoes of Brexit sentiment in French elections.

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A strategic encirclement

India’s political and security establishment needs a strategy in light of China’s naval expansion.

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Selective Condemnations

Extremism comes in all shades. Justice Shah should critique each one.

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April 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Pak Long March

Arshad Chowdhury, a member of the PNA’s national council, said, “This time, Bhutto has decided to burn his boats.” He was seeking “to set the army and the people against each other,” he said.

Leave It To The Specialists

A shift to their respective ministries will help professional education, skill development

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A justice more complete

SC promises closure in Babri demolition case. But what of the perils of memory and age, the problem of delay?

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Next door Nepal: Distant neighbours

Nepal President Bhandari’s Delhi visit did little to address the trust deficit

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Because caste didn’t go away

An ‘upgraded’ National Commission for Backward Classes expands policy framework on caste, but it must also acknowledge its evolving nature

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From plate to plough: The faraway fields

The Modi government has made the right moves with its flagship schemes for agriculture, but these have not made much difference to the lives of farmers so far

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Monsoon cheer

Government must draw up plans, in coordination with states, to prepare for good rains in June-July

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Project Cow

Minister’s proposal to model it on Project Tiger shows a fundamental misunderstanding of both programmes

April 24, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Morarji to industry

Desai said trust, like respect, was something to be earned, not asked for.

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Out of my mind: Two women

The five candidates show the diversity of political opinion in France.

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Inside track: Silent coup

The new camaraderie was on display last week, when the Navy arranged a day out at sea for AIADMK MLAs, MPs and their families.

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Fifth column: A new jihad in Kashmir

So if peace is to be restored, what we need is a strategy for war.

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Across the aisle: Go back and read George Orwell

The Yashwant Sinha-led committee slammed almost every aspect of Aadhaar and the Bill to establish the UIDAI.

Discontentment over ‘breach’ of protocol brews in Nepal Parliament

The minister straight away moved to the rostrum to respond to the point, and left the House immediately.

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O Panneerselvam returns, to serve his revenge cold

It seemed the end of his political career when he was expelled from the AIADMK in February, but former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, it seems, is close to completing nothing short of a coup on his nemesis VK Sasikala.

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Three classrooms in Pakistan

Imran Khan’s opposition to English-medium education is misguided

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Depriving JNU

More, not less, public money must be spent on inclusive education that encourages independent thinking

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April 22, 1977, Forty Years Ago

Bhutto called on the army to take over Karachi, Lahore and Hyderabad.

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UK snaps to polls

Across the world, politicians are using elections and referendums to mask their own abdications

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Bury the row

Centre, EC press ahead with paper trails for EVMs. All parties must now move on

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Rift Valley

Onus is on leaders of BJP-PDP, especially BJP, to protect the fragile alliance in J&K from its own sharp edges

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Beyond the backwardness cap

Quota for Muslims beyond the 50 per cent ceiling in Telangana is justified

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Not an imagined community

Hindu Rashtra is not a religious or political objective, but a way to define and aspire to a cultural nationalism

On the digital front

To restore stability in Kashmir, security forces must provide a counter-narrative to the psychological warfare on social media

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Moscow’s Afghan Confusion

Russia must rejoin the West to build a stable Afghanistan

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Circumspection, My Lords

Freewheeling use of Article 142 is raising questions about judicial diktats inattentive to consequences

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The mysterious Mr Jadhav

The case of the Indian sentenced in Pakistan offers more questions than answers

Dissent under siege

Diversity of thought, freedom of speech, face enormous challenges today