Columns

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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

29 Jul 2016

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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July 29, Forty Years Ago: Govt-Oppn Talks

Gokhale assured the members that sufficient time would be given to them to study in detail such constitutional amendments as were finally accepted by the government.

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Conscience keeper

Mahasweta Devi’s work forcefully reminded the mainstream of the losers of history.

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Lost & not found

Case of untraceable AN-32 highlights need to devote more resources towards monitoring India’s strategic maritime space.

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Beefing up bigotry

Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot must know that government cannot be seen to be encouraging vigilante groups.

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July 28, Forty Years Ago: More Power To SC

Another amendment withdrawal of cases from high courts for a decision by the highest judicial authority itself whenever cases involve a substantial question of law or of general public importance on a specific application by the attorney general.

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Politics of morality

Irom Sharmila has done the right thing to end her epic hunger strike and enter the electoral arena.

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Slippery mat

Great sporting rivalries ought to play out in arenas, not elsewhere.

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Good neighbours

New Delhi must stay on the sidelines as Nepal gears to elect another prime minister.

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July 27, Forty Years Ago: Sriram’s Record

Sriram Singh set a career-best timing of one minute 45.77 seconds at Montreal in the Olympic 800 metres race.

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Targeting NGOs

Overregulation will stifle the voluntary sector. The lokpal act provisions need a relook.

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Rising sun

Solar Impulse 2 has touched down in a new reality, where clean energy is no longer a pipe dream.

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The fear of history

India needs a policy that allows scholars to access primary documents and archival material.

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The right choice

Kerala CM’s pick as economic adviser marks a departure from CPM dogma.

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Mending fences

Platitudes aside, the Centre must take meaningful steps to reach out to people in Kashmir.

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Funai hits the stop button on the VCR this month and finally, magnetic media is history.

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Russian roulette

US-Russia face-off looms over anti-doping action ahead of Rio Olympics.

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Hold your tongue

The casual use of vulgar political rhetoric against women has reached intolerable proportions.

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July 23, Forty Years Ago: Connected By Rail

Check out the Indian Express front page on July 22, 1976

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Brand Rajini

A Rajinikanth film release is no more about cinema, but about the economy built around the actor

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A first, but big step

Maharashtra’s decision to end APMC monopoly in fruits and vegetables should be emulated by other states

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Trump disruption

His divisive agendas have divided the Republican Party and American politics

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July 22, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Mars Probe

Along with Viking’s findings from the orbit that water once flowed in rivers on the planet, the discovery of nitrogen means that all the essentials could have been present at some time.

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Indecorous, indecent

FTII’s trumpery affidavit is an insult to the idea of freedom on campus.

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More than a river

Reviving the Saraswati is less about history than the politics about it.

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Mayawati’s moment

BJP will have to recalibrate its political strategy to win over the Dalits.

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Led by the fringe

Gujarat unrest is a reminder to the state to clamp down on vigilante groups.

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Beyond capital

Recapitalisation of banks should be matched by structural reforms in the sector.

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Mohammed Shahid: The wizard of hockey

Mohammed Shahid was an artist and the best representative of a game that was once played with wrists.

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New umpires

Honest implementation of the Lodha report can make the BCCI truly global

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July 20, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Train to Pakistan

This day in history.

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Off the track

Ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles is a knee-jerk response to Delhi’s pollution woes

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Talking it over

A dialogue encompassing all the stakeholders is the way forward in J&K

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People’s republic

Turkey needs to deepen its democratic culture and allow dissent to tide over present crisis.

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Culture club

Grading creative people would replace one system of patronage with another.

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Living in denial

The PDP-BJP government’s diktat to newspapers in the Valley to suspend publishing is a worse than poor decision. The Jammu and Kashmir police conveyed the order verbally as they raided newspaper offices early on Saturday, stopped printing presses and seized copies of the day’s editions. The gag order is to remain in place until July […]

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Lessons from flood

On June 29, Guwahati became the first city in the country to undergo a major drill to tackle floods in an urban setting. The drill was part of the Narendra Modi government’s National Disaster Management Plan. The disaster management agencies were back in action in less than a fortnight, and this time it was no […]