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‘Baahubali’ renews discourse on caste and films in Tamil Nadu

‘Baahubali’ underlines a trend in Tamil cinema: Of casteism subduing forces of equality.

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A deeper reform

The question of the age is how to set up a regulatory apparatus that powers high growth. Draft Indian Financial Code offers an answer.

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Porn ban: Law on obscenity is a paradox unto itself

We avoid a discussion on pornography. And stretch the law in opposite directions.

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View From The Right: Salaam Kalam

Kalam proudly carried India’s cultural heritage of respecting all ways of worship, while practicing his own religion.

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Mission not accomplished

Confirmation of the death of Taliban’s last unifying figure could set back the peace process in Afghanistan.

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Raja-Mandala: After Mullah Omar

Even if Pakistan succeeds in getting the new Taliban leadership to the table, there will be enough Afghan elements to challenge the terms.

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It Happened In Dharmapenta

What a Chhattisgarh village can teach on how to wrest ground from Maoists.

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CSR: Corporates Should Reach out

India Inc can no longer limit its CSR involvement to the new Companies Act. It has to forge partnerships with the beneficiary community.

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Can Modi turn the tide?

His surplus legitimacy is eroding. The Bihar elections offer an opportunity to douse the fire.

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Make the cut

A waning supply shock in an environment of tepid demand affords RBI elbow room to wield the knife.

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Policy with a farmer’s face

It is necessary to rescue public policy from its elitist bias, bring agriculture to its centre

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Fifth Metro: The retreat of Nandan Nilekani

He has withdrawn from politics. And thereby hangs a tale.

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Irresolute nation

As Nepal fumbles with identity issues, an open threat of separatism raises new concerns.

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Judging The Headscarf

The essentiality of religious practices is best determined by clergy, not judiciary.

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A war that India must win

If Yakub Memon had not spent 20 years in jail before he was finally hanged there would have been less sympathy for him.

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Out of My Mind: A tragic farce

There will no doubt continue a debate about justice to Yakub Memon as there has been about Afzal Guru and the Batla House encounter.

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Reverse Swing: Rahul Dravid for President

Why do I pick Dravid? For starters, he is the embodiment of world-class excellence in a land of irrepressible mediocrity.

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Inside Track: Silent President

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur responds to all media queries about the board while BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya is silent.

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Across the Aisle – Monetary policy committee: vote or veto?

On 8 out of 10 monetary policy statements or actions, Government and the RBI will be — and in the past, have been — on the same page.

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Now will Congress pass GST?

The BJP has the ammunition to pass the GST bill — most importantly, the promise of a revenue neutral GST tax rate of 11 per cent, which a task force set up by the Congress had first proposed in 2009

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The road to safety

PM Narendra Modi has done well to draw attention to the epidemic of road accidents.

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Notes from a thulla

Yakub Memon gets all legal protections, and all the tears. The policeman lives and dies unsung.

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Repeal This

The concept of wakf for the settler’s limitless generations is archaic.

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Make in India, learn from Japan

Post-war Japan bent adversity into opportunity. Can Team Modi do the same?

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We Are All Complicit

A culture of lawlessness, corruption and prejudice is being perpetuated.

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Yakub Memon’s ghost

Aftermath of his hanging puts at risk presumptive legitimacy of institutions that mediate social division.

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Open up the debate

On farm policy, there is an urgent need to listen to farmers, not just economists and academics.

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Punjabi hero

He has been the guardian and spokesperson of Pakistan’s ideology. Can his famed flexibility now come to his nation’s rescue?

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Telescope: Playing catch up

This week, TV was overtaken by news.

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Bleeding Bihar

It deserves special category status, especially after the 14th Finance Commission allocation.

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A code too soon

This is not the time for comprehensive financial sector legislative reforms. Fix problems through institutional changes.

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Another Kind Of Welfare

We need an informed debate on cash transfers, not ideological positioning.

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Surprised at Gurdaspur

You don’t prepare for terrorism after it has happened. And you don’t just learn from your own experience.

View From The Right: Indian Islam vs IS

The Organiser editorial praises the Muslims of Lonand in Maharashtra for showing the “real character of Indian Muslims”.

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The Great Game Folio: China’s Taliban

At a time when America is in political retreat and the Western economic footprint is declining in Afghanistan, China has naturally loomed large in Kabul.

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No Proof Required: An ideal MPC for India

The most desirable monetary policy committee will be one that gives primacy, but not total control, to the RBI.