Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
The Nation is Watching. So What?

Kolkata, police entered the campus of Jadavpur University and beat up students protesting for the safety of women.

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Because Dutee has a dream

The sprinter detected with hyperandrogenism must be talked to — and heard out.

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About loveless marriages

It is the Congress-NCP camp that is keenly waiting for the news of a Sena-BJP split. This would allow it greater flexibility in choosing post-poll partners.

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Schooled against innovation

Primary education can only improve if government embraces new ideas

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State and utopia

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri say what Pakistan has is not democracy. What they promise is utopia.

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RBI, we have a problem

If supply-side problems are the major ailment, why not cut rates — since monetary policy can affect output without affecting inflation

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A story from Taranto

One of the elderly ladies told us how she was being chased by two Allied soldiers when an Indian soldier intervened and protected her.

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The good cop

In a dysfunctional polity, it was left to the CAG to move against corruption.

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Juvenile pleasures

American TV shows tell us that adulthood as we have known it has become conceptually untenable.

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Two lonely powers

The US and China are isolated in their own ways.

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This selective outrage

The SC rulings in Sarla Mudgal and Lily Thomas have not stopped the horrendous practice of married men committing fraud.

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Two cheers for Scottish independence

Scotland’s priorities, argue the proponents of independence, are poorly reflected in the constitution of the British government.

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Hindi-Chini 2.0

What we need to learn from China is not the art of running a small firm well, but the art of supporting a small business.

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Changing Team State

Government must aim for a younger, less permanent, more diverse civil service.

View from the right

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s government and the erstwhile UPA did not pay heed to flood warnings.

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By converting Hindus to Hindutva

BJP’s return at the Centre has reopened the question: what constitutes the middle ground of India’s democratic politics?

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On trial, the criminal justice system

Reforms have favoured measurable quick fixes without attempting to understand the high incidence of pre-trial detention.

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Stumped by bypolls

Congress leader Sachin Pilot was looking positively happy after his party cornered three seats in Rajasthan.

View from the left: In cahoots

The editorial also alleges that the TMC is “whipping up communal passions hoping to garner the support of the minorities”, as it fears the Left’s resurgence.

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Chinese takeaway

China’s political investment in Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat has generated rare personal goodwill for Beijing with an Indian leader.

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No more advantage BJP?

Only consistent trend in bypolls across states since the general election is the party’s loss of seats

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Beyond sweet talk and tempting deals

To gain India’s trust, Xi Jinping needs to follow his words of reassurance with concrete action

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Ticking outside the box

Centre must grasp the differences and overlaps between LGB and T identities.

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Uttar Pradesh lesson

BJP abandoned development for ‘love jihad’ in UP. Voters turned away.

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How not to draft regulation

RBI rules on wilful default are a throwback to the age of khap panchayats.

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Britain on the brink

Whether Scotland votes for independence or stays with the union, the UK will never be the same.

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India’s fast power

Modi government is enunciating a doctrine of high-speed diplomacy.

This war is not about the US

There isn’t a single straight shooter in the bunch Obama is welding into a coalition against the IS.

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And then the waters rose

Now, people of J&K praise army for their rescue and curse the media for publicising it.

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Withering away of a revolution

Maoists of all hues — are leaving the so-called “revolutionary” path they had pledged to tread.

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Build it green

Top-down approach to making buildings energy efficient has not worked

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Slippery ground of the secularism debate

A new language and strategy is needed to expose Modi’s communal agenda

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Making it work

Restructure the MGNREGS to raise overall efficiency and gains to rural households.

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Silk route to Beijing

Delhi must participate in Chinese initiatives in Indian Ocean and shape the agenda.

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The disintegration of Janata

The party imploded in spectacular fashion, giving Indira Gandhi the chance to rise again.

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Pranab Mukherjee in Vietnam: Modi’s Asian Power Play

Mukherjee’s visit to Hanoi was scheduled well before President Xi’s South Asia itinerary was firmed up.

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