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Out of my Mind: The game is on

Anti-Congressism could not be a permanent strategy.

Gained in Translation: Who gets to own this land?

In the post-independence era, there has been perceptible economic and infrastructure development in the state of Assam.

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Inside Track: No-confidence vote

The ostensible reason for the talks is the choice of a common Presidential candidate to contest against the NDA’s nominee.

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Fifth Column: Why PM Narendra Modi continues to win

Every time a new electoral defeat happens, venerable opposition leaders say exactly the same thing they have been saying since the Modi era began.

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Across the aisle: Do not stir up a hornets’ nest

After conveying the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee, the correct thing for the government to do is to do nothing.

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No Proof Required: RBI, enough of elevator economics

The inflation forecast is the most important aspect of the most crucial economic decision that the RBI makes — it needs to be more in tune with reality.

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A Tragic Romance

A new book shows how Jinnah’s broken marriage reflected the turbulent times

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Unseeing the people

Policies of India, Pakistan on Kashmir appear to help each other’s case while keeping Kashmiris in limbo

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Adieu, Lokpal?

The governing elites are in no mood to see a functioning ombudsman that will curb the power of the political executive.

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Wrong question after Sukma

It is unfair to question the capabilities of the CRPF after every Maoist ambush.

A star, an actor

Vinod Khanna was an artist confident enough to play second fiddle.

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Some personal questions

Need to ask, on sidelines of triple talaq debate: Is polygamy constitutionally valid? Is it un-Quranic?

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Staring down the barrel in Sukma

Bastar is home to the insurgent’s death wish. And to a state unable, unwilling to reach out to the people.

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Looking, seeing

A frame can surprise you with an element you didn’t realise was there. A new way of seeing is poignant and powerful.

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The Urdu Press

The promise of the then-PM to rebuild the mosque at the same site has yet to be fulfilled and there is no hope of that now.

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Death of the telegram

But we still have the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885. It must be replaced, instead of piecemeal amendments

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RSS and the revenge on history

Its ‘cultural nationalism’ is pushing India into one of its worst crises

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India’s medieval counter-insurgency

The Maoist attack in Sukma underlines that our internal security paradigm is well past its sell-by date

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The Blind Men Of Niti Aayog

It outlined a vision, but has failed to reveal the path.

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AAP, interrupted

MCD setback shows that it has lost the political initiative. It needs to remake itself.

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View From The Right

Taking note of the recent tweet by singer Sonu Nigam on azaan, an article in Panchjanya says it exposed “the hypocrisy of media”.

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Celebrating Champaran 1917  

The satyagraha was a crucial starting point — the yoking of peasant unrest to the national movement

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Cities at crossroads: Starving the municipality

Property tax, the most important source of revenue for local bodies, is a pawn in state-level politics

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When You Learn With US

American campuses welcome and value diversity.

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The Sukma syndrome

Absence of strategic clarity, over-dependence of states on Central forces, have crippled the fight against Maoists.

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Three decades of mistrust

Pragmatic approach and sustained border diplomacy could help Delhi remove apprehensions in Sri Lanka about economic cooperation with India

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Saffron blind

The political project of Hindutva is incompatible with a liberal polity

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Ethics is the answer

We need liberation theologists, like Ambedkar and Gandhi, who can help people discard the worst features of their inherited religious culture and replace them with ethical interpretations

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A strategic encirclement

India’s political and security establishment needs a strategy in light of China’s naval expansion.

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Selective Condemnations

Extremism comes in all shades. Justice Shah should critique each one.

Leave It To The Specialists

A shift to their respective ministries will help professional education, skill development

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A justice more complete

SC promises closure in Babri demolition case. But what of the perils of memory and age, the problem of delay?

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Next door Nepal: Distant neighbours

Nepal President Bhandari’s Delhi visit did little to address the trust deficit

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Because caste didn’t go away

An ‘upgraded’ National Commission for Backward Classes expands policy framework on caste, but it must also acknowledge its evolving nature

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From plate to plough: The faraway fields

The Modi government has made the right moves with its flagship schemes for agriculture, but these have not made much difference to the lives of farmers so far

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Out of my mind: Two women

The five candidates show the diversity of political opinion in France.