Columns

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 2015

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

4 Jul 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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Shrinking The Nation

From the Middle East to Malaysia, Muslim states are ‘expelling’ minority elements

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A few billions more

But beyond the stunning headline figure of BP’s settlement with US government, has anything changed?

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A gamechanger

Move to create a pan-Indian electronic trading portal for primary agricultural produce can end APMC monopoly

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Learning opportunity

Maharashtra government has become a victim of its own identity politics

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July 3, Forty Years Ago: Indira on opposition

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on July 03, Forty Years Ago.

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His hat in the ring

Rajapaksa’s comeback bid could unsettle possibilities of ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

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Operation Sinai

Strategy against Islamic State must keep in mind the fluidity of the situation and the scale of collaboration needed.

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No compromise

SC order has righted a wrong. There must be justice for the rape victim, not a ‘settlement’.

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July 2, Forty Years Ago: 20-point programme

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on July 01, Forty Years Ago.

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Cuba’s victory

The tiny island nation has eliminated HIV transmission from mother to child. India can learn.

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Behind The Scenes, In Greece

Negotiations between the country, its creditors are about politics, not economics.

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It doesn’t add up

The BJP candidate has done strikingly well in the Kerala bypoll. But for now, there are limits to the party’s rise in the state.

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Press play

Modi government needs to move fast if it wants to dispel the impression that it is losing reform momentum.

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July 1, Forty Years Ago: Misa amended

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on July 01, Forty Years Ago.

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Seeking Saraswati

Let the river remain where it belongs, in India’s collective unconscious.

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Skilling up

Increase in ITI enrolments is good news for a country that seeks to Make in India. It shows the way forward.

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Building India 2.0

Government’s Digital India plan is ambitious. To be successful, it must address concerns about privacy and data protection

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Ways to remember

Let’s commemorate the 1965 Indo-Pak war. But let’s not make it a gung-ho celebration.

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Greek tragedy

Some volatility is inevitable. But the fallout from the crisis seems containable.

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The American example

India could learn from the US Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right of all people, regardless of orientation, to marry.

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June 29, Forty Years Ago: New I&B minister

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on June 29, Forty Years Ago.

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Well begun

It has had an unexpectedly good start but it’s still too early to wish away monsoon fears.

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Takeover bid

HRD ministry’s draft bill, which seeks to strip IIMs of autonomy, frames the worsening crisis in higher education.

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2 & 282

There is a cost to dismissing Swaraj, Raje for the Modi government. But the cost of letting them stay will be higher.

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It’s only Satnam

He’s the first Indian in the NBA. But Indian basketball continues to be crisis-ridden

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In poor company

RBI’s warning on corporate debt must be heeded. Government must step up efforts to attract foreign direct investment

Says Salian

Listen to her. At stake is the state’s compact with its minorities, its promise to them of fairness and justice

Virtue of restraint

MQM funding controversy in Pakistan is only latest reminder of dangers of chauvinist hysteria on both sides of border.

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In the Race

But Bobby Jindal’s career and politics should caution us against appropriating him as an NRI success story.

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June 25, Forty Years Ago: Conditional stay

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on June 15, Forty Years Ago.

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Fashion victims, all

Skinny jeans are certainly not the first or only style choice that can be injurious to health.

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Difficulty with China

Its blocking of India’s moves in the Lakhvi case points to the indispensability of direct engagement with Pakistan.

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Card and carry

Electronic transactions must be encouraged — but there are better ways to do it than tax sops.

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Only Arvind Kejriwal

The uncomfortable politics of the Delhi government’s advertisement.

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Gaping wounds

Guns and race — two of America’s most intractable problems — were entwined in Charleston.

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Next in Nagaland

Time to talk about how to bring durable peace. Engagement with all actors, especially its vibrant civil society, is essential.