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No half measures

To address rising NPAs, consider divesting government holdings in state-owned banks, including by strategic sales

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February 22, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Battlelines Drawn

Indian Express front page, forty years ago today.

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Our injustice system

Delhi blast acquittals raise a question: When will politics go beyond my favourite innocent vs yours?

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Cracking The IPL Code

For IPL franchises, market considerations are as important as talent

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Breaking through

Ministry of health’s ‘Saathiya’ peer education for teens programme is enormously welcome. Let its spirit spread

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Shurhozelie’s task

With a reformist at the helm, Nagaland gets another chance to resolve tensions between tribal customs and gender justice

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View From The Right: ISRO, to Venus

It underlines that the Narendra Modi government “has provided budgetary provisions so that ISRO just doesn’t stop at Mars but will now go to Venus too”.

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With custodians like these

Agencies charged with the upkeep and protection of Delhi’s historic buildings find little thrill in their job. They see heritage as a burden, are impervious to its magic.

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Lending a hand, filling a gap

Government, philanthropists and business can forge partnerships and blend financial models to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Can we have a mayoral committee govern our cities?

Last year, the debate of having a Mayoral committee entered public discourse, when Shashi Tharoor introduced it into the Parliament as a private member’s bill.

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From Tata Tea to Titan, Indian brands are adopting a new, socially-conscious language

There has been a surge of beautifully crafted, intelligently told Indian advertisements that either prod us to engage in sociopolitical issues with greater furor, or address issues pertaining to gender inequality and same-sex relationships

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Attack on Malayalam actress: media didn’t cover up privacy, sought sensationalism in coverage

The ethics is knowing when to hold back and how to perform damage-control. In sexual violence cases, that should be done by strictly prioritising survivors over sensationalism.

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Donald Trump may have a tricky relationship with new NSA Lt Gen McMaster

Disagreements may cause conflict in the White House as Trump deals with a war veteran whose doctoral thesis ‘Dereliction of Duty’, published as a book in 1997 which won many accolades, questions the failure of generals of the Vietnam War.

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February 21, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Janata On Donations

News in history, forty years ago today.

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The Sufi must sing

Pakistan is the site of conflict between two understandings of Islam. Let the music not fade

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Talking To The Taliban

It is in India’s strategic interest to engage Afghan insurgents

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Shadid Afridi: The ageless

Cricket will miss Shahid Afridi, the crafty campaigner who never seemed to run out of steam

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DMK legislators boorish behaviour inside House is a black mark on Tamil Nadu politics

DMK has blotted its own copybook by trying to disrupt the confidence vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly

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PM Modi’s graveyard remark in Fatehpur is unfortunate

True, SP’s commitment to secularism can be tokenistic but the PM’s kabristan-shamshan opposition is troubling

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Raja Mandala: Getting down to work with Trump

Like Russia and China, India should resist the temptation of ideological correctness and be realistic in engaging the American president.

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Maharasthra civic polls: Cities are too important to be left to corporators

Ongoing civic polls in Maharashtra underline the disconnect between urban governance and the citizen. Cities are too important to be left to corporators.

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A new divide in class

Digital education isn’t democratic, it creates deep inequalities between universities.

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Shashi Tharoor is right, Ramayana and Mahabharatha must be celebrated for their literary brilliance

To read the two epics as a work of religion is unwarranted and nothing but politically motivated.

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Uttar Pradesh polls 2017: Gadhe ka vigyapan, behenji, poll campaigning gets more dramatic in UP

The race for majority in the 403 seat house has turned the fight into a bitter exchange of below the belt blows, personal attacks and non-issues highlighted to gain brownie points and applause to sway large crowds.

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PM Modi’s ‘graveyard’ remark was not divisive, media got it wrong     

PM Modi’s tirade against the current dispensation in Uttar Pradesh was woefully misinterpreted.

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Govt plans to restrict maternity benefit to first child only. As usual, it’s the women who suffer

One could argue that this step would reflect better in population control. Would it though? Or would just make it far worse for pregnant women who desperately need financial assistance?

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Kalindi Express derailment: Is the government swift enough to rectify security lapses?

The express train rammed the freight train from the back and its locomotive ripped apart a couple of bogies, which shows the severity of the accident.

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Next door Nepal: A fragile peace

Parties are pulling in different directions while a Maoist group threatens violence

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The case for His Dark Materials

Harry Potter is great, LOTR is legendary. But to navigate the world, children — and the rest of us — also need to read Philip Pullman’s work

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Every breath you take

Air in several Indian cities is rated poorly by international studies. Unlike China, India is not trying to clean up its act

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JNVU controversy sheds light on growing friction on several campuses

Clampdown on free speech within the university — as in a campus in Jodhpur — robs it of its vital gift.

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February 20, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Bansi Lal’s Apology

He refuted the charge of torture of detenus in jails.

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Russia engaging in talks with Taliban over percieved Islamic State threat plays into Pakistan’s hands

New Delhi and Kabul need to remind the global community of dangers of turning the clock back vis a vis Taliban.

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Orwell, again

But Trump’s America is a latecomer. It has much to learn from Vishwaguru India.

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A different BSP

Newly visible on social media, the party is more conscious of politics of perception.

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At JNVU, an attempt to gag intellectual exercise through bullying

What Professor Ranavat set out to do was her job, because teachers are responsible for providing opportunities for students to open up their minds to all point of views — even if some of them cause discomfort.