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29 Aug 2015

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

29 Aug 2015

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.

29 Aug 2015

After failing to keep the peace, the Samajwadi Party now denies Muzaffarnagar victims' plight.

29 Aug 2015

In the environment ministry, Moily must reset procedures, weed out opacity and bias.

29 Aug 2015

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

29 Aug 2015

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.

29 Aug 2015

29 Aug 2015

No cause for them. Sensex worries are overdone and India is in a much better position to deal with it.

29 Aug 2015

This abbreviated winter session has marked one of the lowest points of the 15th Lok Sabha.

29 Aug 2015

Unlikely alliances and surprising reconciliations mark the politics of the moment.

20 Jul 1951

Our politics is becoming home to intolerance, exclusion, sub-democratic solutions.

27 Jul 1951

The government has chosen the wrong way to address India’s research deficit.

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Bolt for gold

And so, as in 2008, comes the obvious question: How fast can Usain Bolt run the 200m?

To our health

The victory over birth-related tetanus owes more to a systems approach than to scientific innovation

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A force for women

As the all women police station comes to Haryana, the experience of other states offers lessons of possibilities, limits

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Forty Years Ago: Sanjay clarifies

Income-tax raids at the premise belonging to Vijaya Raje Scindia of Gwalior and other members of the former ruling family revealed “extensive tax evasion and concealed wealth”

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Missing hand

The rebellion in Assam is a warning. Congress’s central leadership needs to engage state units, play a mediating role.

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August 28, Forty Years Ago: Sanjay Speaks

A look at the front page of Indian Express on August 28, published forty years ago.

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Ray of light

The film that set the road map for parallel cinema has turned 60.

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A time to cut

RBI cannot remain impervious to the growing unsustainability of a stance that emphasises inflation over growth.

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Gujarat’s test

The Anandiben government must control the violence, and engage the protesters. It cannot fail.

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August 27, Forty Years Ago: IAF To The Rescue

A look at the front page of Indian Express on August 27, published forty years ago

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Unstable still

As the spectre of violence rises again in Nepal, Koirala government must urgently widen talks.

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Rule of unreason

Sharad Pawar is right. Prime Minister must intervene to facilitate field trials of GM crops.

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August 26, Forty Years Ago: Basic Structure

Here is what happened on August 26, forty years ago.

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Tears of Haliphat

It will be difficult to make the IS account for its crimes. But Palmyra will cry out for justice

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On edge

Contenders for Bihar must know that religious polarisation will jeopardise hard-won gains and yield diminishing returns.

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No, your excellency

Gujarat governor’s attempt to carve out an opposition-free zone in Ahmedabad violates the spirit of the Constitution.

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Insulating India

Even as global markets are roiled, India needs to focus on building infrastructure, easing rules.

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Force for change

A new study reiterates more women in the police force would make it more representative, and raise the quality of policing.

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Forty Years Ago: Patna Floods

This are the events what happened on August 25, forty years ago.

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A small step

Women finally have a vote in Saudi Arabia. But there’s so much more to do for gender equality.

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From Ufa to square one

How will the India-Pak stakeholders pick up the pieces now? Even back-channel talks will only work if the political leaderships of both countries are prepared to give clear direction

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Tough road ahead

Delhi needs to ask itself if it has handled the latest face-off with Pakistan in a way that most serves India’s best interests.

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A time to revise

Despite no-detention policy, thousands of children are being left behind in learning outcomes. We need to reconsider it.

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August 24, Forty Years Ago: Delhi Demolitions

A look at the front page of Indian Express on August 24, published forty years ago.

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An unwise posture

Delhi is letting slip its opportunity to talk to Pakistan on terror. Has it considered the costs of setting the wrong red line?

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August 22, Forty Years Ago: Mars Ahoy

A look at the front page of Indian Express on August 22, published forty years ago.

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His own player

Sangakkara defied the traditions of play in Sri Lanka, and in the subcontinent

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What’s in a bulb

Onion prices touch off worries. But government must not use a temporary supply shock as a pretext to bring back controls

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August 21, Forty Years Ago: Orissa Floods

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on August 21, Forty Years Ago.

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Olympic question

Government’s support system for sportspersons is pathetic. But why depend only on government?

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Smaller, wider

Payments banks could be game-changers, bring in genuine financial inclusion.

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Prime time farce

Hurriyat arrest and release drama shows that India has misplaced the script again on eve of talks with Pakistan.

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August 20, Forty Years Ago: Focus On Land

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on August 20, Forty Years Ago.

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Ankara flux

Erdogan may be back in the driver’s seat at a time when Turkey needs to be a more responsible stakeholder in regional peace.

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Packaging it in

This election, all parties in Bihar are searching for a strategy or idea that skirts the contradictions on the ground.

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Midnight knock

Government needs to urgently reach out to FTII students. It must talk to them, not treat them like political opponents.