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Ancient regimes in India were far from democratic, had little place for other castes

Trudeau’s indulgence towards Sikh separatists threatens the bilateral relationship with India

Prasar Bharati Act vests authority, resources in the corporation. I&B ministry still owns all that it surveys

A multicultural world will be possible only by strengthening individual mother languages

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January 17, 1978, Forty years ago: Notes demonetised

Here is what had happened forty years ago, have a look

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Business above politics

Delhi and Tel Aviv must now focus on the economic dimension of India’s engagement with Israel

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The hesitations of history

Israel, India are natural friends. But only under PM Modi has the 70-year antipathy to Tel Aviv been overcome

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Be colour blind

The intention behind different-coloured passports is right. But marking the vulnerable violates equal rights

A child returns

Baby Moshe’s visit to Mumbai is a kind of healing for the city

Modi, Pawar and Deve Gowda as CMs led India-Israel ties
Why did Rahul and Netanyahu not meet? 

Though procedurally correct, this is a short-sighted strategic move and might dent the national consensus vis-à-vis Israel.

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Unconventional wisdom

The idea of ‘constitutional convention’ is at the root of the current crisis in Supreme Court.

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Raja Mandala: The art of balance

Pragmatism, not political pieties from the right or left, should determine India’s engagements with Israel and the Middle East.

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Hot potatoes

The UP police are famed for their animal farm prowess. Now, the humblest vegetable draws their ire

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Faultlines in economy

Improvement in corporate earnings cannot be sustained on deteriorating macro fundamentals

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Ability versus aspiration

Competencies and achievements of young people will need to be aligned with expectations

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Against the flow

Politicising the Mahadayi water dispute makes it that much more difficult to resolve

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Standing with the chief

General Rawat’s concerned statement on education in Kashmir must be heard

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January 16, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Welcoming rebels

Here is what had happened forty years ago, have a look

From Plate to Plough: Challenges from the farm

Doubling farmers’ income by 2022 will require the Modi government to do much better than it has done in the past four years. The present government lags behind its predecessors in agricultural growth.

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On Army Day, paying respect to our Param Virs

It is indeed a matter of pride that the Indian army remains a voluntary service, that our men and women “choose” to serve the Nation.

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A fresh start

Visit of Maldives foreign minister must nudge both countries to set aside past bitterness, make amends

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Terms of endearment

Greater engagement with the US is welcome, but India must be careful not to imperil its strategic flexibility

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January 15, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Blaming The L-G

What had happened forty years ago on this day, have a look

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An eye on the police

Delhi needs an effective police complaints authority

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On the loose: White noise

No doubt, in this age of polarisation the news is extremely stressful. Life is painful enough without cluttering your mind with the world’s problems early in the morning. On an individual level, one can do nothing about them anyway

Master and the roster

Power is increasingly being centralised with the CJI. It calls for reform that brings accountability and transparency to the office without compromising on judicial independence

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Next door Nepal: Ball is not just in the court

Mending judiciary will require restoring credibility of other institutions in Nepal.

In Good Faith: Haunted by the Indian spirit

Hegel wrote more about India than about the Greek world, exploring points of convergence and difference.

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Do we have justiciable evidence against CJI Dipak Misra?

The charge against Chief Justice Dipak Misra is serious. But do we have justiciable evidence?

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Out of my mind: A hole in the heart

The appointments to the Supreme Court were originally entrusted to the elected government. It was Indira Gandhi’s spectacular misuse of that power to subvert and intimidate judges which caused a questioning of that arrangement

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Inside track: Keeping politics out

Rahul and Shah are clearly still to imbibe the spirit of bonhomie in Parliament, where ideological differences do not translate into personal enmities

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Fifth column: Aadhaar – An idea gone very wrong

The one thing that has changed is that they are all forced now to have an Aadhaar card, and if they want work under the MNREGA, they need to upload their details to get a job card

LTCG formulation is not only flawed in design, but also likely to yield very little tax revenue
Across the aisle: Truth, post-truth and again the truth

Twenty-seven days before the Budget, it was an awkward time to speak extensively on the state of the economy or to give any assurances.

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Digital India will only be sustainable with the produce-consume-reuse model

Data centers are one of the largest contributors to global warming, contributing a similar amount to global greenhouse emissions as the aviation industry

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A truly independent judiciary cannot be subverted from within or outside

 Appealing to the court of public opinion is a dangerous precedent, not to be easily resorted to.

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The Public Hearing

Senior judges draw the nation’s attention to an institution in crisis, and a crisis of institutions. This needs to be addressed

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Fields of despair

Agrarian distress is partly an outcome of depressed global prices for farm commodities. But domestic policy is equally to blame

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Sloping up

India’s first international medal in skiing carries a promise the sport establishment should heed

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January 13, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Pranab to face trial

Justice Shah, therefore, directed that Mukherji be prosecuted before a local magistrate under sections 173 and 179 of the IPC. Mrs Gandhi is to be prosecuted only under Section 179.

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The Baloch Cauldron

Grievances about development underlie the province’s political crisis