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No feel for the pulse

The government has failed to provide the right incentives to farmers

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Making the most difficult choice

PM Modi must recognise Pakistan’s gameplan, and respond at a time and place of India’s choosing, in a manner Pakistan least expects

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A cry for dominance

The advent of the Fadnavis government in Maharashtra has been accompanied by new social and political equations that threaten the Marathas’ political hegemony. Hence their huge rallies now

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His Master’s Choice

Phenomenon of the non-academic VC is part of a wider crisis of the university.

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Look before you escalate

Loud jingoism and war talk erode India’s credibility, distract government from urgent task at hand.

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Out of my mind: The Chinese way

Once the Prime Minister had opened out the quarrel with Pakistan by putting PoK and Balochistan in the gambit, some retaliation should have been foreseen.

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Inside track: Keeping him away

After ruffling feathers in the Congress with his The Accidental Prime Minister, in which he claimed that Manmohan Singh as prime minister had played second fiddle to Sonia Gandhi, author Sanjaya Baru is set for an encore.

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Not terrorism, we must accept we are at war with Pakistan

We must hope that the Defence Minister will now punish those who were careless enough to allow 18 Indian soldiers to be killed so easily.

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In search of a Pakistan policy

The UPA government’s policy towards Pakistan was an attempt to forge a policy that would safeguard the territory of India, secure the country against terror attacks, and deter Pakistan from embarking upon any misadventure in Jammu & Kashmir.

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Over to the real Sharif

In Pakistan, the old equation of ‘Army, America and Allah’ is said to have been replaced by ‘China, COAS and Cashmere’. The Uri aftermath reflects the new power alignment

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The shroud of a word

Describing soldiers who died in Uri as martyrs does them a disservice

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An Idealist, An Ideologue

Deendayal Upadhyaya transformed the Jana Sangh into a cadre party.

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Justice isn’t unimportant

Claiming Shahabuddin is irrelevant in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar sidesteps the truth

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The risk-taker

PM Modi’s strategy of escalation vis a vis Pakistan seems like a gamble. But it is not without calculation.

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Fools rush in

GST is a reform long delayed. But there may be good reason not to hurry it through now.

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Watch, But Don’t Wait

Dengue and chikungunya can be tackled via swift surveillance, sustained controls.

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Pope of non-violence

Pope Francis’ message is one that India and Pakistan must hear.

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Gau rakshak vs Make in India

Contradiction between a modern, globalised industry and the degraded position of those supplying its raw material was highlighted at Una.

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This bilateral madness

Once the smoke settles down, Pakistan and India must get together and “isolate” the Kashmir issue by creating more bilateral barriers to cross-LoC interference and normalise economic relations.

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Ten Years And Waiting

A decade after ‘Prakash Singh’ judgement, police reform remains undone.

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March of the Maratha

A crime touches off building anxieties. Worryingly, agitation for quota has anti-Dalit colour.

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Limits of restraint

It hasn’t worked. India must craft an appropriate military response to Pakistan

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Dana Majhi’s India

It has not harnessed its economic success to secure better health for its citizens

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Telescope: Weekend war-mongering

TV channels tossed violent suggestions as casually as a peanut in the mouth

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The Uri challenge

Remember, this is a state where defeat led to even more militarisation and radicalisation; this is a state that is willing to bear the cost of great internal violence, so a little more experience of internal violence will hardly dent it

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View From The Right: River conflicts

The Cauvery basin has kept the region, which includes states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry, “connected with each other and distinguished them from the Godavari or Krishna river valleys”.

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India must distinguish between the Pakistani military and its political leadership

Question is, can Modi pick up where he left off?

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The unimportance of Shahabuddin

He was a creation of the political economy of an earlier time. Bihar has moved on from there.

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Writing the community

Indian languages’ writers are taking on dogmas, myths and falsehoods.

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Raja Mandala: A movement in coma

The non-aligned project has long stopped being a foreign policy priority for its members.

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Justice eludes

The decline in political discourse is evident in the language and imagery used by politicians to belittle their rivals. Judiciary has failed to rein in such people.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Uri choice

There are at least five options on the table. He must take his time.

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Last mile banking

Official data shows that only 27 per cent of villages in India have a bank within a five km radius and the number of those without a basic bank account is still huge.

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Next door Nepal: Mending fences

Dahal, who has travelled to Delhi in less than a month of his succeeding Oli as the prime minister, risks giving credence to the Indian perception with his claims to promote “balanced” relations with Nepal’s two neighbours.

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For the mother and child

The proposed surrogacy bill addresses major ethical concerns.

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Uri attack: Pressure on Modi govt to act decisively ‘now’ is visible, but must be well thought through

Pak wages its proxy war with impunity. India should avoid falling into the trap of impulsive indignation