10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

10 Oct 2015

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

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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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Now, more than ever, BCCI needs to get its house in order

The loss of an important sponsor sends a clear message: If the BCCI wants to save the IPL, it must wield the broom

Forty Years Ago: Nobel For Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet Hydrogen bomb, who later became an opponent of nuclear tests, was selected for the 1975 Nobel peace prize. The committee chose Sakharov, a bitter critic of persecution in the Soviet Union, from more than 50 nominations. Sakharov, a brilliant physicist, became a critic of nuclear tests from 1958 onwards […]

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Unusual suspects

Yet again, the Nobels for literature and peace have bucked public expectations

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A firmer Aadhaar

If the government wants the UID project to deliver on its promise, it must first give it statutory backing

October 9, Forty Years Ago: Debating Poll Laws

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 9, Forty Years Ago.

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Somanth Bharti’s disobedient Don

Psychopolitically, Somnath Bharti’s labrador is the diametric opposite of the dog on the record label.

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Your turn, Mr Fadnavis

The Maharashtra chief minister has spoken well. Now he must ensure the Ghulam Ali concert is held in his state.

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Fighting fit

Indian air force has dented the brass ceiling. The other armed forces must follow suit.

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Oh God

And now, a Christian group complains about hurt sentiments and seeks a ban on a play.

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What’s in a number

Lack of transparency and accuracy on the direct benefit transfer scheme could end up undermining its efficacy.

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EDITORIAL | After the Dadri lynching

The Modi government’s response to Dadri ranges from unforgivable silence to tedious homily.

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Outside the club: TPP has altered India’s bargaining power and negotiating positions

The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has sobering trade implications for India.

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She came and went

There are foreign policy lessons to be drawn from what didn’t happen during Angela Merkel’s visit.

October 7, Forty Years Ago: Suspend Amendment

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 7, Forty Years Ago.

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Folk-sourced medicine

Wormwood bags China a long-coveted Nobel in the life sciences.

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October 6, Forty Years Ago: Indira On Kamaraj

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 06, Forty Years Ago.

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Poverty’s great fall

But the World Bank numbers, based on new methodology, should be viewed with caution.

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Once more with feeling

After another mass shooting in Oregon, Obama trades weary resignation for anger. Can it work?

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Reinvent the board

New BCCI president has spoken well. Now he must act on his promises.

Continuing scandal

Statistics confirm that the criminal justice system is inefficient, and prejudiced against minorities and poor.

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In the name of the cow

A conservation strategy that ignores the interests of cultivators and rearers, and relies on religious taboo, is dangerous.

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Blatter’s corner

Since the Zurich raid, the US Department of Justice has indicted 14 current and former Fifa officials and associates on charges of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption.

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When polluters pay

Since assuming power last year, this government has sent mixed signals on its commitment to protect India’s ecological interests.

October 3, Forty Years Ago: Death of Kamaraj

Kamaraj was Congress president when Nehru died and was instrumental in choosing Lal Bahadur Shastri as Nehru’s successor and, later, Indira Gandhi as PM.

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Great Indian sulk

The NSA-level talks India and Pakistan agreed to hold in September were called off because New Delhi balked at the prospect of a meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani PM’s special envoy, Sartaj Aziz.

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October 2, forty years ago: Ban on bottle

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 2, Forty Years Ago.

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Cleaner sweep

Despite significant implementation hurdles, that the PM has made Swachh Bharat a political priority could yet energise the citizenry into taking ownership of the clean-up and drive behavioural change.

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The anti-climax

Paltry disclosures underline that addressing black money will require a more comprehensive approach by government

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Russia goes in

To make his point, in a departure from recent habit, he attended the UN General Assembly and held a meeting with US President Barack Obama to explain his plans.

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A good low

Reduction in natural gas prices is in line with the global trend, affirms move towards market-determined fuel prices.

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Murder in Bisara

The mob that killed Mohammad Akhlaq drew force from a perceived pattern of intolerance and impunity.

October 1, Forty Years Ago: Foreign hand

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 1, Forty Years Ago.

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Eye in the sky

When you look into the void, the world takes you seriously as a space power.

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After the cut

Now that the RBI has finally cut rates, government must ensure monetary transmission is not impeded.

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Panchayat undemocracy

In an unequal society, exclusions from the democratic process based on social indicators reflect elitist bias.

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Red and wet

With new evidence of water flowing on Mars, a tantalising possibility comes closer home.