Muslims face rapid socio-economic decline. Yet, any move in their favour is made to look illegitimate

India’s liberalisation regime focused on removing poverty, but strains caused by inequalities are sharpening

Recent events in SC are about judiciary asserting itself against executive's overreach

Curbing stubble burning is about inducing behavioural changes in farmers

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Malala’s brief return to Pakistan is a big defeat for terrorism

But here is the bitter truth : The fans and followers of the world’s youngest and Pakistan’s only woman Nobel Peace Prize winner celebrated her homecoming only on Twitter, not on the streets.

Across the Aisle: One-man band cannot make music
Across the Aisle: One-man band cannot make music

India believes China is a hegemonist, China regards India as an upstart. None of the Modi Rules of Engagement — hugplomacy, Gujarati hospitality, etc — is working.

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Fifth Column: Officials need exams, not students

The official in charge of the Central Board of Secondary Examinations must be sacked if she has not already been persuaded to resign by the time you read this.

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Inside Track: Land of Buddha

Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Buddha Sasana, Sri Lanka was in India last month, he was refused entry into the Lingaraj temple despite him being a devout Buddhist.

out of my mind: Minoritarianism
Out Of My Mind: Minoritarianism

BJP has a formidable combination in Narendra Modi as a political leader and Amit Shah as an election fighting genius. The Congress has Rahul Gandhi but no one with election fighting record.

Gained in Translation: Some necessary superstitions

Our town is in Bellary district. Extremely hot, it is a place overwrought with poverty. In this, my father had an arduous wish to save our garden.

Dalai Lama has won many hearts, including in China. India’s decision to shun him reflects poorly on Delhi.
Why is Lobsang Sangay calling for Dalai Lama to return to Tibet?

The remarks by the Tibetan prime minister-in-exile grist to speculation that the distance between the government in New Delhi and the Dalai Lama’s people is growing.

A false dilemma

For Ramachandra Guha empathy for Muslims is a liberal predicament. He makes a deeply unfair argument

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From reform to politics

Lingayat-Veerashaiva standoff has much to do with changing power equations in Karnataka

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Punishing the powerless

Poor minorities are usually the target of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Babul Supriyo booked
Minister & the mob

Babul Supriyo has demeaned his office with his threat to ‘skin’ opponents

A patience prosthetic

Finland’s robot teacher could be useful tool for teachers in an internet age

Forty Years Ago, March 31, 1978: Riots in Moradabad

Thirteen persons were killed and 21 injured, four of them seriously, in the rioting in Sambhal town in Moradabad district. UP Chief Minister Ram Naresh Yadav told the assembly this afternoon that the situation was now under control. The town was under curfew.

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Matter of mistrust

The ICICI Bank cannot not brush its CEO Chanda Kochhar’s conflict of interest under the carpet. It erodes trust and stains corporate governance

To increase Dalit outreach: RSS, BJP plan coordination meetings in state
Foreign hand in the Sangh

Far from being indigenous, RSS has championed chauvinist ideas from Europe

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Goebbels and fake news — spot the difference

The Opposition is trying to create an alternate narrative about the political and economic reality under the Modi government.

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The Urdu Press: Bypoll Lessons

Siasat, in its editorial on March 16, writes: “In the constituencies of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh, the previous results had indicated that it would not be easy to beat the BJP.”

March 30, 1978, Forty Years Ago
March 30, 1978, Forty Years Ago

Turmoil in CPI When delegates to the CPI Congress meet in Bhatinda to consider the national council “draft political review report”, they will have before them a plethora of notes submitted various delegations. This draft approved by the national council admits that the party made “a great mistake by supporting the Emergency”. It, however, claims […]

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A smart card for the farmer

Better designed Kisan Credit Card can help improve access to institutional credit and ensure crop insurance.

At 90, when I look back

India faces more problems than it is even aware of. More worryingly, the country is unaware of the deficiencies of mechanisms it has devised to serve its needs.