Columns

28 Aug 2016

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

28 Aug 2016

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.

28 Aug 2016

After failing to keep the peace, the Samajwadi Party now denies Muzaffarnagar victims' plight.

28 Aug 2016

In the environment ministry, Moily must reset procedures, weed out opacity and bias.

28 Aug 2016

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

28 Aug 2016

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.

28 Aug 2016

28 Aug 2016

No cause for them. Sensex worries are overdone and India is in a much better position to deal with it.

28 Aug 2016

This abbreviated winter session has marked one of the lowest points of the 15th Lok Sabha.

28 Aug 2016

Unlikely alliances and surprising reconciliations mark the politics of the moment.

20 Jul 1951

Our politics is becoming home to intolerance, exclusion, sub-democratic solutions.

27 Jul 1951

The government has chosen the wrong way to address India’s research deficit.

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Out of my mind: AAP serious hai?

Kejriwal’s attention is fixed on winning the Centre rather than making mohallas run better.

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Inside Track: Turf tussle

From Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s floods photograph, here are some interesting stories of the week to think about.

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Fifth column: Old slogans for a new problem

Burhan Wani, whose death caused the current spate of violence, was a peacetime terrorist.

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Dalits are right: Enough is enough

Dalits are angry about the hollowness of the current hyper-nationalism where everything about India is called great and every criticism is labelled as anti-national.

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Why image of Dana Majhi carrying the body of his wife will remain a blot on Naveen Patnaik’s career

The Dana Majhi incident has made Naveen Patnaik government look small and mean

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Nature of the Muslim State

Democracy makes Muslim states unstable because they think Islam is essentially democratic.

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Taming TB

While India is closer to identifying the number of patients who seek private treatment, regulating the sector is a challenge

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Us versus Aedes aegypti

Epidemics in India are seldom followed by a long-term response.

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Lot to lose

While speaking to minorities, Trump’s speeches actually seem directed to his core constituency — angry white men

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Beyond platitudes

In Kashmir, the road to peace needs to be rebuilt. But first, it needs a new map

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I am Dalit, not SC

Why personal, social and political self-identification of Dalits must count more than the legal nomenclature.

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On The Road To Mandalay

Realpolitik drives Myanmar’s outreach to India and China

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August 27, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Fifth Schedule

A bill seeking to extend the life of the Kerala legislative assembly by another six months effective from October 22, 1976 was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

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What is Kashmiriyat?

Or insaniyat? Or jamhooriyat? In Kashmir, so-called solutions are riddled with contradictions and divisions

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Draft surrogacy bill violates fundamental right of people to choose modes of parenthood

Overseas Indians, foreigners, unmarried couples, single parents, live-in partners and gay couples are barred from commissioning the services of surrogate mothers.

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August 26, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Age & Marriage

An increase of the minimum age of marriage would result in lowering the total fertility rate on account of lesser span of married life.

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Soldiers and businessmen

Pakistan army has a battle to win: The corruption within

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The Roll-out Challenge

The use of technology will be key to making GST a success

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Degrees of separation

History shows why Balochistan is not an internal matter of Pakistan

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Swim, don’t sink

Scorpene data leak calls for a thorough probe, doesn’t warrant drastic measures.

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A coloured view

Draft commercial surrogacy bill plugs a regulatory gap. But it also raises issues that need to be fully debated.

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March past

CPM and BJP vie with each other to occupy the streets in Kerala on Janmashtami.

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Irom Sharmila’s two struggles

The anger of her supporters should not be dismissed as selfishness or cynicism. As she changes course, she needs to take them along.

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You keep the cow’s tail

A post card from Una, Gujarat, August 15

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Is Nitish more interested in national politics than the state of Bihar?

Talking problems in times of solutions is not new for the Bihar CM: for example, there was a lot of talk about desilting the Kosi after the devastating 2008 Kosi floods but everything was soon forgotten.

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Kashmir violence: Rajnath Singh’s statement suggests Centre could be biting the bullet on pellet guns

Once fired, these lead loaded shots hit the soft parts of the body and eye being the delicate organ having soft tissues becomes the prime target.

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Floods in Bihar: More than monsoon, were they man-made?

The tragedy has once again highlighted the need to have more consultative decision-making process on operations of large and medium dams that have an impact across state boundaries.

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There is more to do than just advance Budget dates

A VoA allows the government to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India for routine government expenditure till the Union Budget is approved by both the houses.

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Bumbling power

‘Yes Minister’ presented the politician as the underdog and made us sympathise with him.

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Telescope: Twist in a happy tale

OP Jaisha, the marathon runner, claimed that she had received no water from Indian officials along the route of the marathon, leading to her collapse at the finishing line.

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Defining public interest

Harish Gupta case involves questions about the very nature of governmental decision-making.

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Before Balochistan

India has supported some human rights causes and ignored others.

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Sedition law cannot be used against honest views, expressed peacefully

It is the need of the hour to contain the forces of bigotry and intolerance which pose a grave threat to our democratic secular republic.

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Health Security At Stake

India’s dependence on China for medicine ingredients is a matter of concern.

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August 25, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Raising The Bar

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha, seeks to add a provision in the Act to enable non-government companies to make contributions to parties.

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Wrong question

Quibbling over Rohith Vemula’s Dalit-ness is an attempt to deny the reality and resonance of his story.