At Davos, India needs to outline its vision to make growth inclusive

Potato portents: Modi government illustrate that farmers no longer matter to it

PM Modi and ASEAN leaders must focus on expanding security cooperation with South East Asia

If UID project focuses on building a trustworthy system, India could be a leader in digital innovation

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Combative AAP shown the door by Election Commission

The EC’s decision comes at a time when the party had started work on its 2019 general election campaign in Delhi. If the 20 are disqualified, the party’s attention and resources will both be divided.

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Transparent Marking

All data on education outcomes must be in public, not just the processed ones

In camera

Delhi government’s move to have classrooms under constant surveillance threatens more harm than good.

A people divided

The communal conjuncture in Karnataka calls for more than policing.

Flag march

The Koreas agree to share a standard. Unfortunately, this cannot be read as a preamble to grand unification.

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Pride and prejudice

Memories can rouse a social group. And they can be a source of hurt to others.

Stateless in Assam

Thousands could be declared non-citizens when the National Register of Citizens is finalised. Since their deportation is an almost impossible option, the focus will be on the detention policy.

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The road from Tiruppur

The speedy trial and conviction in a Tamil Nadu ‘honour killing’ case indicates that amended SC/ ST Prevention of Atrocities act is yielding results.

Path to prosperity

Price deficiency payments are the way forward, as MP and Karnataka have shown.

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Why Supreme Court staying the ban on Padmaavat is unprecedented

The protesters have not watched the film until today. Also, whether queen Padmavati ever lived, or if she was a fictional character from Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s acclaimed work Padmavat, is highly debated.

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January 18, 1978, Forty Years Ago: FM on demonetisation

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

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Reversing the reforms

Import duties on electronics could spiral into a return to the days of protectionism

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Telescope: Judge, jury and prosecutor

News did what it does best during SC crisis — impugn motives, pass judgement

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When judges dissent

The ultimate guarantee of fairness as justice lie with the justices themselves

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Learning gaps

Study indicates that gender disparities and lack of skills to match aspirations could upset India’s demographic dividend

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What great rulers exemplify

Akbar, Suleiman the magnificent and Elizabeth I were contemporaries. They also fit the bill of Plato’s ideal of philosopher-kings, for they carried the entirety of the people they ruled

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Khaps defanged

SC makes it illegal for extra-constitutional organisations, society and parents from forcing marital choices

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A Prime Minister, a reformer

Narendra Modi’s social reform agenda sets him apart and above the political class

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The French solution

Catherine Deneuve’s criticism and support for #MeToo stands out as a way of managing contradictions

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‘Aziz Ansari, we modern, financially independent women are no longer guardians of male honour’

Grace was clearly disappointed not just with Ansari’s entitled behaviour, but also with the fact that he portrayed himself as a believer in gender equality with the Times Up pin at the Golden Globes.

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Modi, Pawar and Deve Gowda as CMs led India-Israel ties

While the personal chemistry between Netanyahu and Modi has helped elevate bilateral ties to new heights, the real agents driving the diversification and consolidation of the India-Israel partnership have been the regional governments.

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Haj subsidy discontinued: Credit for phasing it out goes to Supreme Court

Haj subsidy scrapped: The subsidy, which stood at Rs 685 crore in 2011 is down to Rs 200 crore in 2017. It seems as if the phasing out will happen even ahead of schedule.

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Matters of trust

Judges must recuse themselves from hearing cases where there is potential conflict of interest

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Return to a radical past

Bhima-Koregaon protests reflected acts that define Dalit consciousness and its agenda

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Tax-fruits of demonetisation

A direct outcome of demonetisation is a sharp increase in 2017-18 in tax buoyancy (revenues per unit of growth). Given this ‘unexpected’ result, will the knee-jerk critics of demonetisation please stand down?

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View From The Right: Change in Tripura

The article notes that “it would be quite amusing to imagine as to how the CPM, which is hell-bent on disparaging the BJP’s Gujarat Model, is going to justify the party’s ‘Tripura Model of (under)development’”

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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

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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