Columns

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 2016

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

1 Jun 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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June 1, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Monsoon Arrives

The Express Front page, forty years ago today.

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Not-so-cold war

India must steer clear of the Iran-Saudi Arabia showdown, which is about power, not just faith.

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Haryana mayhem

Prakash Singh panel chronicles administrative breakdown during Jat stir. Course correction calls for political will.

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Don’t call the police

If Tanmay Bhat’s humour maddens, remember the ‘dislike’ and ‘stop’ buttons have a purpose.

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May 31, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Family planning

A look at the Express front page from forty years ago on this day.

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Step down, minister

Khadse is brazening it out but surely this should attract action from his party beyond just a rebuke.

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CPM (Pragmatic)

New Kerala chief minister promises a non-doctrinaire approach to development. He must deliver on it.

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Bowling them over

Message from IPL: Disrespect bowlers at your own peril.

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May 30, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Amend Constitution

One of these changes goes in favour of the states, which will continue to have agriculture in their sphere of activity.

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Task undone

Two years later, the fundamental problems of defence procurement are still to be fixed.

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No campus is an island

The current regime wants to change the dormant, yet dominant, thinking in the university. Politics today is telling students to think within, as well as beyond them.

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A grim reality

Murderous assault on a Congolese student in Delhi points to deep-seated racism. Government should go beyond platitudes.

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Kolkata summer

The warmth on display in the BJP’s opposition may not be enough.

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May 28, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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T20’s Bradman

Virat Kohli stamps his dominance over the shortest form of the game.

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Against the grain

Official wheat production estimates raise questions about the quality of data from government departments.

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Cult culture

In Kerala, CPM’s urge to celebrate Pinarayi Vijayan rather than the party is telling.

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Look who’s talking

Jayalalithaa does well to reach out to Stalin. But why should the gesture be so exceptional?

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Express Edit: Waiting to take off

Government must ask why its several programmes are not yet resulting in a critical mass of economic activity.

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May 26, 1976, Forty Years Ago: JP’s new party

The convenor of the steering committee of the proposed party, N.G. Gorey, said that the parties would formally endorse the merger in Bombay in June and also decide the name, programme and constitution of the new party.

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Loyalty test

In West Bengal, the Congress solemnly affirms its lack of inner party democracy.

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Keep inspectors away

Review outdated laws and frame policies to help equip Indian firms to take advantage of a possible global economic rebound.

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Editorial: Questions @ 2 for the Narendra Modi government

A political reckoning of the Modi government cannot confine itself to celebration of BJP’s electoral victories.

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May 25, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Marriage Law

A look at the Indian Express front page on May 25, 1976.

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Agenda for Amma

J. Jayalalithaa has her work cut out for her in a state battling crises in farming and manufacturing.

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Chabahar takeoff

The agreement marks a new level in India’s overseas ambitions. Now it must show the resolve to see it through.

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Journey to Vietnam

Obama’s visit seals the turnaround in relations between the two nations with a past.

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Mind the liberal gaps

India’s democracy shines electorally. But increasing attacks on freedoms in between polls must worry us all.

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Latest round of assembly polls did not see a BJP wave or a decimation of Congress

If we look at the overall figures, the BJP contested 696 assembly seats, won only 64 and had a success rate of 9.1 per cent

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Free speech is still free

Need for a criminal defamation law is even stronger than it was in the 19th century. SC has rightly upheld it.

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A Little Bit of Faith

India’s democratic success is due to the EC, and the triumph of trust over cynicism.

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May 24, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Sanjay attacks Left

A look at the Indian Express front page on May 24, 1976.

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India’s shuttle

The reusable launch vehicle promises to slash orbital mission costs by a huge margin.

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Watching the victor

Hindu consolidation helped BJP win Assam. Now, its government must reach out, mend fences.

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Grim turning point

Taliban chief is killed, and another page is turned in a gruelling and indecisive war.

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Lie low in Nepal

As Maoist factions resolve to unite, anti-India polemic may rise. But Delhi must avoid confrontation