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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And Shera roared

In the age of celebrity, the bodyguard looms ominously large.

A cautionary tale

The washing of dirty linen in public by the house of Tatas should be a wake-up call for India Inc and government.

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Unhealthy delay

PMO’s instruction to Niti Aayog to prepare plans to reduce dependence on China for bulk drugs may have come too late.

Grievous hurt

Government must be alert that the targeting of schools could create another lost generation in the Valley.

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Delhi government’s Yamuna turnaround plan ticks some boxes, but isn’t comprehensive enough to restore its health.

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American Idol

First Man Booker for an American writer —and a great American novel.

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The burning question

Chhattisgarh police must ensure prompt, visible action against those in the force who burned effigies of politicians, activists.

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Love’s labour, not lost

Christopher Marlowe is credited for co-writing three Shakespeare plays. Now we can love more than one bard.

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If Tata can’t

Cyrus Mistry’s unseating comes at a troubled time for the group and economy. It is important to ensure quick closure.

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The Rs 5-cr hafta

That’s what India’s soft power was reduced to: A bargain between the extortionist and the artist with state as facilitator.

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Ice ceiling

Junko Tabei was one of the women who challenged the gender bias in mountaineering.

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Samajwadi farce

The family feud in SP completes the party’s divorce with its socialist legacy.

Battle for Mosul

There are reasons why its liberation may not prove to be an enduring victory.

With ill intent

J&K government must account for extraordinary number of arrests made under Public Safety Act in ongoing Valley unrest.

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Watch the birdie

The border violation by a Pakistani hawk is a regrettable attempt at escalation.

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Get back to the game

The BCCI vs Court drama has gone on for too long. It must hasten to its climax.

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Two patriarchs

Father-son tensions in the DMK in Tamil Nadu and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh reflect the same shrinking.

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October 22, 1976, Forty Years Ago

The proposal by several Congress state units for a constituent assembly may lead to the postponement of the
Constitution Amendment Bill.

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Still waiting

Delay in implementing the GST reflects poorly on the preparedness of the state and Union governments.

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The Bully Sulks

Donald Trump is being called out. And, like all bullies pushed to a corner, he’s blaming everyone except himself.

The eyes have it

A handsome chaiwallah has broken the internet just by looking at it.

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Electing to recall

Can an exuberantly living institution like the Indian election be salted away in a museum?

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Dirty picture

Karan Johar’s video exposes the weakness of government and the cave-in of Bollywood.

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In Ram’s name

BJP and SP disavowals of electoral calculation in plans for museum, theme park in Ayodhya, ring insincere.

Easing the debt burden

The Essar-Rosnet deal signifies that the resolution of banks’ bad loan problems is finally underway.

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Playing with fire

The Bhubaneswar hospital tragedy shows that rules exist in violation and it’s not hard to get away with murder.

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Fade to black

By not standing up for its right to screen a Pak movie, MAMI does disservice to cinema.

Arre, Wonderful

For our comical times, the United Nations has chosen an appropriate mascot.

Kigali warning

India has eked out the most lenient time-frame for eliminating HFC. It cannot afford to be an outlier in future negotiations.

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A faltering start

By refusing to acknowledge the problem, Ashoka University endangers its liberal credentials.

A dark cycle

Political violence in Kannur speaks of a terrible failure of BJP and CPM leaderships.

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October 15, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Nobel For Friedman

The economics prize went to Milton Friedman for his writings in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the influence of his theories on the monetary policies of central banks.

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No ad breaks

Nikhil’s debut has audiences clapping hard — particularly in areas like Hassan and Chikkaballapur, where the pull of his grandfather and father, former Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy, is strong.

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Governance test

Transparency in government and revival of state PSUs were key campaign promises of the Left Front during the elections in May held in the wake of corruption scandals involving the Oommen Chandy administration.

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The C in BRICS

Ajit Doval’s speech to his BRICS counterparts on the need for joint global action against terrorism underlined one issue on which there are real divisions among the ranks: China will not abandon key ally Pakistan.

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Asking why

Questions are being raised in Pakistan about state’s intimacies with terror groups. Will they gain critical mass, is the question.