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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Way Forward from Paris

Climate justice must be ingrained in the rules of the new climate compacts.

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Silence, surgery in progress

There are great advantages of redefining military action as surgery — for one, it mobilises the rhetoric of health.

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At ease with the world

Under PM Modi, a new synergy between India’s economic and foreign policy.

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A disruption called Donald

Despite his outrageous views, Donald Trump represents hope to many Americans.

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Still waiting

Delay in implementing the GST reflects poorly on the preparedness of the state and Union governments.

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The Bully Sulks

Donald Trump is being called out. And, like all bullies pushed to a corner, he’s blaming everyone except himself.

The eyes have it

A handsome chaiwallah has broken the internet just by looking at it.

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An interlocutor in chains

The jailing of Khurram Parvez appears unjust — and against the government’s own self-interest in these troubled times in Kashmir.

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Donald Trump’s challenge is to win the swing states

Donald Trump’s chances of walking into the Oval Office next year when the next US President takes oath of office will strongly depend on winning not one or two but all eight key swing states.

Will Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s exit hurt Congress in UP?

Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi started her political career as the Mayor of Allahabad during 1995-2000. She has stood for Lok Sabha elections twice on the Congress ticket but failed both times.

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MNS using Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for political gains ahead of BMC polls

MNS will want to use this issue to galvanise public support in their favour by tapping into the collective anger against Pakistan due to repeated terror strikes on India.

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Policing Rumour

Tamil Nadu is misusing hate speech laws by arresting people for social media comments.

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Islam, ours and theirs

SC stand on triple talaq remains to be seen. But male monopoly over reading of Islam is under serious challenge.

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War, with ad breaks

The theatre of conflict has shifted to media where battles are lost and fought on a daily basis

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Electing to recall

Can an exuberantly living institution like the Indian election be salted away in a museum?

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Telescope: Mosquitoes cross the LoC

When Manju became an unsung warrior in a proxy war against the nation

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High on rhetoric, low on tact

Bravado has overtaken the sense of sobriety that BJP should have shown after the surgical strikes

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Dirty picture

Karan Johar’s video exposes the weakness of government and the cave-in of Bollywood.

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In Ram’s name

BJP and SP disavowals of electoral calculation in plans for museum, theme park in Ayodhya, ring insincere.

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Don’t stop the music

Sharing culture humanises India and Pakistan — banning this pushes both from peace towards war.

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View From The Right: Ulterior motive

Noting that Shiv Sena has no existence in UP, it asks if Nawazuddin had his target elsewhere.

Easing the debt burden

The Essar-Rosnet deal signifies that the resolution of banks’ bad loan problems is finally underway.

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Copyright as exception

Free competition and access to knowledge have been the default legal norm for many a nation.

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In A Category Of His Own

Court has been remarkably kind to DGP Rathore, who was convicted of sexual assault.

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Playing with fire

The Bhubaneswar hospital tragedy shows that rules exist in violation and it’s not hard to get away with murder.

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Fade to black

By not standing up for its right to screen a Pak movie, MAMI does disservice to cinema.

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Of the people, for the people

Bob Dylan speaks to both the high brow and the ordinary folk. Labels should not limit art or sequester it.

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BJP unlikely to gain in Uttar Pradesh polls if it continues to see only Ram Temple in Ayodhya

As the BJP works to get Ayodhya, and UP, back from the SP, it will have to see more than just the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

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Is BJP quietly raising Ram Mandir issue ahead of UP elections?

Mahesh Sharma, a Lok Sabha MP representing the Gautam Budh Nagar constituency in UP, apparently visited the city to inspect the site for a Ramayana museum.

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Air India’s advt circular: Should public service enterprises ask employees to promote brand?

Air India has already placed an order for around 8,500 stickers and the airline argues that it aims to save money by avoiding the need to print ads again and again.

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Bilateral Buoyancy

Goa was a predictable photo-op, the real deal was the trade and aid partnerships.

Have the women spoken?

South Asia needs mutual accommodation in solving problems. It needs a feminist foreign policy.

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Support army, but don’t mistake it for being above all criticism

Along with a true appreciation of its actions, the army deserves the support of the people. But that support should not be mistaken for a privileged standing that places it above all criticism.

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Raja Mandala: Power and principle

On its part, India must move away from from the idea of parity with China to finding ways to cope with the consequences of the growing gap in material capabilities.

Arre, Wonderful

For our comical times, the United Nations has chosen an appropriate mascot.

Kigali warning

India has eked out the most lenient time-frame for eliminating HFC. It cannot afford to be an outlier in future negotiations.