Columns

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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Pragmatic pacifist

Middle East peace process is far from complete. But Shimon Peres’s contribution to it will be remembered.

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Business as unusual

Not attending SAARC signals India’s anger, sends out a firm message, without closing any important doors.

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Caste in a new mould

Law and justice may still prove elusive, but powerful new voices are transforming Dalit politics.

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September 28, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Lanka restrictions

A look at the Express front page 40 years ago today.

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Switching off

With Hillary-Trump, US presidential TV debate goes from blockbuster to blah

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A park in peril

Controversy over encroachment drive in Kaziranga threatens to obscure pressing ecological problems

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Loud and clear

Sushma Swaraj delivered her message at the UNGA effectively, without hyperbole

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September 27, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Kashmir Civic Polls

CM Sheikh Abdullah said the allegation made in some quarters that he was flirting with the Jana Sangh and the RSS was “ridiculous”.

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No more FARC

Colombia’s communist rebellion finishes — after a holy brush.

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Over to Mr Fadnavis

MNS threatens Pakistani actors. Supine governments allow it to get away with its xenophobic politics.

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Yea-sayer

India does well to stop dithering on Paris accord. This could begin a new phase in its climate change diplomacy.

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Change the course

Maximalist positions and court battles can’t help resolve festering inter-state river disputes.

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Smart Power

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the stage at the public rally in Kozhikode on Saturday to break his silence on Uri, it was a moment set in a clamorous context. The backdrop was made up of the hardening and coarsening of public-political debate since the attack in which 19 Indian soldiers lost their lives. […]

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The right choice?

BCCI’s new selectors have stoked controversy. Onus is on panel to prove its innocence

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Under the weather

An index that ranks performance of countries on health holds important lessons for India.

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September 24, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Water On Mars

Instruments aboard Viking II have disclosed that Mars has as much if not more water than the Earth except that it is all frozen in the poles and as subsurface permafrost.

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Six wise persons

Constitution of monetary policy committee promises an institutional arrangement more transparent, accountable.

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September 23, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Allende Aide Killed

Letelier’s Chiliean colleagues in Washington, all exiles, pointed an accusing finger at the junta.

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Horse sense

AAP and BJP agree: Racing is un-Indian. But no one asked the oldest stakeholders in the game.

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Off the mark

Discontent among Marathas in Maharashtra stems from crisis in rural economy. Proposed solutions miss the point.

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Nawaz’s low

Pakistan PM’s speech at UN was inflammatory. It points to challenge India must deal with, not be provoked by.

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Just Brad & Angelina

The fairy tale ends in tragedy. But amid loud lamentation, the social media mob is already sharpening its claws.

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Two in one

Merging railway, Union budgets is a good idea. But much will depend on the degree of operational autonomy to the railways.

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Justice for Karuna

On stalking, there should be no tolerance, authorities must brook no ‘compromise’.

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Delhi government can learn a lot about education from Manish Sisodia’s Finland tour

The results of an educational tour undertaken to Finland to “fix” Delhi government schools are eagerly awaited.

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September 21, 1976, Forty Years Ago: India-China thaw

The occasion was celebrated with the two governments making it abundantly clear that they were looking forward to developing “friendly relations of mutual respect with each other”.

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The hills are still alive

Why in a world of a million conflicts, the sound of music plays on.

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Healing the ties

India and Nepal signal a readiness to move on from past bitterness.

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Think again

Because in difficult times, decisions cannot be dictated by the grief stricken or outsourced to the hotheads.

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September 20, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Miners Drown

The waters of the Nankari and the Damodar, both in unprecedented floods, have inundated most of the underground and open cast mines in Karanpura coal belt as well as some mines in the Kargali area.

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You, me and Emmy

At a time when political voices around the world grow smaller, tinnily calling for a closing of borders, the importance of the Emmys grows.

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A mandate eclipsed

The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), which had no presence in the assembly till last week, now has 43 MLAs and a government. It’s an unseemly picture.

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Right to photocopy

The clause lists cases where users are exempted from copyright infringement and includes teachers and students “in the course of the activities of an educational institution”.

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Pulse of the matter

Subramanian panel’s recommendations on MSP procurement operations are well worth implementing.

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Editorial | Think clearly: Reason, rather than rage, should mark the road ahead

After Uri, difficult choices lie ahead. And the stakes are high.

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September 17, 1976, Forty Years Ago: UP flood deaths

Hundreds of boats have been pressed into service for relief and rescue operations. Eight people were killed in house collapses raising the flood toll in UP to 1,580.