Columns

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

4 May 2016

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

4 May 2016

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

4 May 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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A history of their own

Behind the Bhagat Singh controversy lies an attempt to impose one notion of nationalism .

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Embattled Desh

The spate of murders by Islamists in Bangladesh takes place amid a failing politics.

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May 4, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Cases Dismissed

The Delhi High Court dismissed various habeas corpus petitions under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act in view of the Supreme Court’s ruling of April 28.

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Making history

Leicester City’s triumph is a magic moment behind which lies a season of hard work.

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In Didi land

At a rally in East Midnapore, assuring listeners of the implacability of her memory, Banerjee specifically targeted the police for being unhelpful and aggravating.

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View from the Right: Agusta and Congress

An editorial in the Organiser on the AgustaWestland case says that the case has “added some more garbage to the scandalous history of corruption under the Congress regime”.

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Our ailing museums

The fire at the National Museum of Natural History points to the need for a thorough overhaul of the fundamental structure of the public museum. Autonomy is key.

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Beijing’s terror conundrum

China’s counter-terror relationship with Pakistan will continue to test China-India relations.

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A taxing agenda

Data underlines need to widen and deepen tax base, whittle down exemptions and improve compliance.

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A case of aggravated impunity

Hate campaigns against Christians go unchecked in the Modi regime.

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Raja-Mandala: Delhi and Donald Trump

India must prepare for a potential discontinuity in America’s foreign relations.

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It’s jobs, stupid

Gujarat diverts attention from the core issue by promising quotas to upper castes.

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Turn the corner

There is a malign irony in the leading investigative agency discovering corruption within its own fold. It must clear the air.

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Why so serious?

What India’s politicians can learn from Obama.

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Anthems Of Aspiration

‘Masaan’ and ‘Nil Battey Sanatta’ frame the true meaning of empowerment.

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Cracks in a state

Maharashtra’s social contract is fraying. Its political elites cannot comprehend, or handle, the situation.

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Banking on Bharat

Banks must look at rural and semi-urban markets to expand their network. They will find a veritable treasure trove.

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Next door Nepal: Arrest of a journalist

Dixit had led a street campaign to stop Lokman Singh Karki from being appointed the CIAA chief, calling him “corrupt and unfit” on grounds that a judicial commission had found him guilty.

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Over the barrel: In the right environment

The presentation concludes with a vision statement that the “way forward” will be linked to the attainment of “sustainable development goals”.

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The AMU question

All possible readings of the law suggest a university can be a minority institution.

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Unbecoming Gurgaon

‘Gurugram’ is the symptom of a disease which generates a striving to return to some previous perfection.

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Band-aid solutions

India’s agriculture needs less regulation, greater play of market forces.

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Latest position

IRNSS morphs into Navic, bringing India its very own, completely secure GPS systems.

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My right to enter the sanctum

We have little doubt that we will be able to break these wrong traditions and set in motion a new era where women in this country will enter places of worship with their heads held high, not as second-class citizens.

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Inside Track: Communication gap

Modi replied tartly that his health was fine thanks to being kept on his toes, fending off the weight of abuses poured on him by the Opposition.

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Government should back CJI on idea of a Court of Appeal

The CJI proposed the idea of a Court of Appeal which would be a beginning of the end of an over-burdened and choked Supreme Court and the restoration of a true Constitutional Court .

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AgustaWestland deal: Bribery and hope

If the Prime Minister is serious about fighting corruption, then this defence scandal gives him a real chance to go deeper into the causes of the rot.

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All elections together. Why not?

The Congress has the problem that it is still furiously in denial about its defeat. On the idea of simultaneous elections, it again stirred up Uttarakhand.

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Game of visas

India comes across as trying to compete with China by being China. It’s not a winning strategy.

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Tracking Dutee

She is back on track and Indian athletics has a new spring in its step.

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Mistelling The Story

Why a book on India is seen to be unbuyable in Islamabad.

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Reboot MGNREGA

Because today the scheme is helping neither the drought-affected nor the really poor states.

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Terms & conditions

Missing in the political name-calling over Bhagat Singh: Some nuance, an understanding of history.

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Desperately seeking Ambedkar

The more interesting question to ask is: Why is the BJP pushing itself so aggressively to appropriate Ambedkar now, and not five or 10 years ago?

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Don’t listen to the IT giants

Indian software companies can and do patent their inventions abroad, thus actively competing in the market for government monopolies maintained in other countries.

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The immortality of Don Quixote

Cervantes had invented two characters, Don Quixote and Sancho, who would become a universal pair representing opposing yet complimentary approaches to the dilemmas of modern existence.