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An Inequitable Justice

Uphaar verdict reinforces a dispiriting message: scales of justice tilt towards well-heeled

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Dal vs State

Thirty years after its creation, the Bajrang Dal continues to challenge an already precarious rule of law

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The idea of KISS

A schooling initiative in Bhubaneswar doesn’t leave it to government, seeks to be the change agent.

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Telescope: The murder on TV

How did Indrani plan it? What was on her mind? That and more, after a break.

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Indrani Mukerjea and her primetime jury

As they sit on daily judgement, they reveal their insecurity about their own paths to power — and a distrust of the outsider.

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The ‘India did it’ general

Pakistan is still on a journey to discover itself within the paradigm of jihadi governance Hamid Gul recommended.

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View From The Right: Census Data

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, the census data said.

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Aurangzeb vs Kalam

The renaming of a road is part of a wider pattern of strategic messaging by the NDA.

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No Exception For Terror

Differentiating between terror and other cases for death penalty is unsustainable.

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Myth of Muslim growth

Once again, the debate on census population data on religion misses the point.

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Defending difference

That’s the real challenge, in Palmyra and elsewhere, in the face of the IS’s ideology of fear and destruction.

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Raja-Mandala: Faith and diplomacy

In being unafraid of bringing religion into foreign policy, Modi treads new ground in India. But there are dangers.

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Bend it like Bhalla

On census, Christians and conversions, Surjit Bhalla has tortured his data to make it say what he wants to hear.

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Game Changers

Why payments banks must not fizzle out like other attempts at financial inclusion.

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The good word

Use of ‘development’ as a catch-all represents a shrinking of the imagination.

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In defence of prolificacy

To suggest that quantity never produces quality is snobbish, inane and untrue.

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Dismayed farmers, defunct policies

The Centre needs to wake up. Otherwise India may return to the shortages of the mid-1960s.

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A package to Bihar

The state needs a stimulus. Only the Centre can provide it.

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What poetry has to do with math

We stand to gain much from developing an understanding of ancient India, its deep and diverse ideas.

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Across the Aisle: At last, will we have an economic agenda?

In August, the rupee has depreciated by about 3.3 per cent against the US dollar. Such volatility and decline in asset prices are stressful.

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Reverse Swing: The great Indian wheelchair trick

Indians hate to walk. At sprawling foreign airports, they often don’t need to.

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Out of My Mind: Puff the magic dragon

From now on China will be like any other economy.

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Inside Track: Woke up late

Last week when TV channels announced that Sarma was holding talks with BJP president Amit Shah, Rahul sprang belatedly into action.

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Fifth Column: A message from Gujarat

The new leader from Gujarat is an unpleasant young man with dodgy political ideas and dodgy political heroes.

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Dilma Rousseff vs Left vs Right

Brazil’s president has upset both sides of the spectrum. The stalemate seems set to continue.

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Notes From A Textbook Poll

The man of the match in Sri Lanka: Mahinda Deshapriya, elections commissioner

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Go on, break the cycle

Things can change between India and Pakistan if one side simply refuses to play the well-worn game

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Census, Christians, Conversions

Despite having the highest level of female education and the lowest fertility rate, why is the Christian population growth rate the same as that of the average Indian?

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GST, by other means

A full-fledged GST will take time in the present political environment. But the Union government can begin by transforming its own indirect taxes into a GST at the manufacturing stage.

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The shrinking, the rage

Patel demand for reservation is an eruption against growth that has not been inclusive or accommodative.

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Because elites opt out

Is forcing government servants to send their kids to government schools absurdity or common sense?

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Forests in the city

They need protection. They are not wastelands, or receptacles of garbage.

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Falling Short

Special package will not have an enabling effect on Bihar’s economy.

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About Sport And War

Sangakkara reintroduced the indomitable spirit of Sri Lankan cricket to the world.

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Don’t cut corners on pension reform

Strengthen the New Pension System to head off ‘one rank one pension’-like political crises.

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Patels and the neo-middle class syndrome

Gujarat, the first state to fight caste-based reservations, may also be the first to re-invent the system.