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The Responsibility Of Choice

MTP Act must be backed up with an appropriate social and regulatory environment

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Exemplary violence

The ABVP aggression at Ramjas College can only be explained as a lesson intended for all universities

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The professor of impossibility

There is scarcely any field of economic theory that has not felt the impact of Kenneth Arrow’s seemingly complex models.

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From Plate to Plough: It’s not about loan waivers

Indian farmers are facing multiple crises. Punjab’s case highlights their problems.

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Next Door Nepal: The foreign hand

Donors, international agencies are blamed for fuelling secessionist demands.

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Out of my mind: Trump tornado

Trump has had the most crowded first month of any President.

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Inside Track: Treading cautiously

The ruling AIADMK fears that if the MLAs are disqualified, fresh elections would be held in their constituencies and could expose Sasikala’s unpopularity.

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Fifth column: The cost of casteism

The Prime Minister is right when he says India cannot move forward until UP does. But forgets that in 2014, this state gave him the 73 seats he needed to get a full majority.

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Across the aisle: From university to mediocrity

Jawaharlal Nehru University faces an existential threat because its founding ideas are the diametric opposite of the founding ideas of the RSS-BJP dispensation.

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Playing the wrong notes

Copyright law fixes royalties to singers. Don’t blame music firms for non payment

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Dear friends from ABVP

As a Communist student activist, I was never attacked by your members. That was another era.

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No proof required: Jaywalking at the RBI

RBI’s obstinate refusal to cut policy rates, and the moving of its policy stance from neutral to accommodative, is not based on economic logic. Both headline and core inflation data argue for a rate cut

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BJP versus who

Maharashtra civic elections signal a deeper restructuring of political competition in the state

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After Pax Americana

States obsessed with borders may even implode, making their people refugees

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The Urdu Press: Mayawati’s silent vote

Many papers are giving indications that Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party could prove to be the dark horse

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The new villain

The neta has become the anti-hero, mirroring a larger loss of faith in politics

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In spite of the faultlines

In a post-Trump world, India can be an example of plural values.

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Building Deterrence

Defence establishment must restructure itself, develop indigenous manufacturing

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From the Ramjas staffroom

Once you start marching to tune of ‘Left Right, Left Right’, you’re mostly marching, not thinking critically

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Reaching for the stars

Last week, ISRO launched a record 104 satellites on a single launch vehicle. The bar will be raised further when India fires its most powerful rocket ever, the GSLV Mark-III

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Holes in the security net

Demonetisation shows India’s social welfare measures like MGNREGS to be worryingly patchy

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State and Parivar

BJP’s new statism now supplements RSS’s work at ground level. Demonetisation is an example.

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An Opportunity, A Burden

Pakistan’s unrealised demographic dividend could add to its problems.

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Delhi blast acquittals: When will politics go beyond my favourite innocent vs yours?

Delhi blast acquittals raise a question: When will politics go beyond my favourite innocent vs yours?

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Cracking The IPL Code

For IPL franchises, market considerations are as important as talent

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Telescope: The anything-for-votes show

The UP assembly election is getting louder and shriller.

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View From The Right: ISRO, to Venus

It underlines that the Narendra Modi government “has provided budgetary provisions so that ISRO just doesn’t stop at Mars but will now go to Venus too”.

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With custodians like these

Agencies charged with the upkeep and protection of Delhi’s historic buildings find little thrill in their job. They see heritage as a burden, are impervious to its magic.

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Lending a hand, filling a gap

Government, philanthropists and business can forge partnerships and blend financial models to achieve sustainable development goals.

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The Sufi must sing

Pakistan is the site of conflict between two understandings of Islam. Let the music not fade

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Talking To The Taliban

It is in India’s strategic interest to engage Afghan insurgents

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Raja Mandala: Getting down to work with Trump

Like Russia and China, India should resist the temptation of ideological correctness and be realistic in engaging the American president.

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Maharasthra civic polls: Cities are too important to be left to corporators

Ongoing civic polls in Maharashtra underline the disconnect between urban governance and the citizen. Cities are too important to be left to corporators.

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A new divide in class

Digital education isn’t democratic, it creates deep inequalities between universities.

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Next door Nepal: A fragile peace

Parties are pulling in different directions while a Maoist group threatens violence

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The case for His Dark Materials

Harry Potter is great, LOTR is legendary. But to navigate the world, children — and the rest of us — also need to read Philip Pullman’s work