From plate to plough: Development with cow

Agricultural growth in Uttar Pradesh can be achieved by putting dairy in the lead role. State’s new chief minister has his task cut out for him

The twin pit solution

Rural India is woefully under-informed of how it can both transform sanitation and earn money

Next door Nepal: Yogi’s Kathmandu connect

Adityanath’s long opposition to the ‘red revolution’ has many takers in Nepal

Do less, do it better

New NITI Aayog recruitment rules should trigger a revamp of the Indian state’s human capital

Sentiment And Justice

Past efforts at out-of-court resolution of Ayodhya dispute have been non-starters

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Listen to the river

India, Pakistan must recognise that Indus waters could be the basis for a very different relationship between them

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March 27, 1977, Forty Years Ago

Immediately after Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Morarji Desai set out the task before the new Lok Sabha in clear terms

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Do less, do it better

New NITI Aayog recruitment rules should trigger a revamp of the Indian state’s human capital

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From plate to plough: Development with cow

Agricultural growth in Uttar Pradesh can be achieved by putting dairy in the lead role. State’s new chief minister has his task cut out for him

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Cap on anonymous donations may prove vital to clean political parties of dirty money

The scale of the problem was revealed recently in a report by Association of Democratic reforms which showed top national parties and scores of regional parties were reporting income from unknown sources.

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Out of my mind: Pity the rivers

The citizens’ faith in the judiciary is matched by the confidence the judges have in their own power.

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Inside Track: Amit Shah’s choice

Amit Shah put a spoke in Manoj Sinha’s candidature at the last minute by warning there were murmurs against Sinha from a section of the party.

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Fifth Column: Hindus vs India

There is not a country ruled by religious men that allows normal human beings to go about the normal business of living joyfully, without the interference of morality policemen.

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Across the aisle: Celebrating gods, neglecting children

Successive governments — especially state governments — have miserably failed to look after the children of India.

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Lest we crawl

At this time of (justified) political triumph of India’s majority party, let’s recall a few Emergency stories

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Bhagat Singh and us

His ideas on nationalism, reason, religion and politics are relevant today

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Musharraf Vs Vajpayee

For Nawaz Sharif, one shows the way to hardening hostility, the other to fragile peace

March 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago

In his first public pronouncement after being sworn in as prime minister, Morarji Desai set out the aims of his administration.

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The war over values

Western tensions about migration show deep anxiety about core beliefs, including democracy

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Once magnificent

The Ganga is a persona alright, but a haggard ecological entity

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Caught in the act

A video clip draws attention to a Shiv Sena MP’s grotesque sense of entitlement, an ordinary citizen’s sense of fairplay

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Matter of principle

At a crucial moment in India’s political history, Supreme Court yet again refuses to compromise

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Protection whose time has come

Why the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill 2016 must find champions in the Centre and states

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FIA’s move to ban Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad shows some spine

It is also good to see that the FIA came in support of a non-member airline–Air India. Members of the FIA include IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir.

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UP govt’s lack of appetite for meat leaves poor zoo animals starving

UP illegal slaughterhouse ban: Kanpur zoo animals are likely to be just one example out of many facing a bizarre existential crisis amidst the meat politics.

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Sanjay Bangar, R Sridhar get 50 per cent salary hike

It’s learnt that they had requested for the hike for quite some time after having spent more than two years with the senior team.

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Police squads checking on couples violate citizens’ rights and dignity. Is this the New India PM spoke of after UP triumph?

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The Urdu Press: Yogi as CM

“The appointment of Yogi Adityanath is, in a way, making UP the next laboratory after Gujarat. “

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Of swayamsevaks and intellectuals

RSS has done exemplary social work. It’s now time for it to decolonise the Indian mind

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The Manipur Opportunity

With BJP in power in three Northeastern states, a chance to solve the Naga problem.

Dark corners

Live streaming of sexual violence raises disturbing questions that have to do with law enforcement and public morality

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Beware the rhyme of history

If the past is any guide, neither appeasement nor empty bluster will work against China. India must initiate urgent reform of its archaic defence structures

Lesson from London

A steady war of attrition continues. There must be no letting down of guard, or complacency

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Populism, remixed

Narendra Modi’s political style is similar to that of Indira Gandhi — as will be his challenges

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Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad’s attack on AI staffer shows some netas are not afraid to take law into their hands

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad thrashed an Air India employee with his slipper 25 times onboard a flight. It raises concerns that are there any lines that these VVIPs will not cross as a show of power?

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Anti Romeo Squads: Indiscriminate crackdown on young men is not the way to ensure women’s safety

Is being found roaming around or standing outside women’s educational institutes or other public places ground enough to be detained as a “romeo” by the police?

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Finance Bill relaxes corporate funding to political parties, but is the move really evil?

The facility would seem to allow larger donations from single channel corporate donations as against multiple channel individual donations which are difficult to track as corporate donors are answerable to more bodies than individuals.

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Telescope: Dancing with the Yogi

TV went delirious chasing Uttar Pradesh’s new chief minister

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A half cure

New National Health Policy checks some boxes but sidesteps basic concerns. It leaves too much to the states on maintaining standards

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The duty to practise tolerance

It should be expressly included and highlighted in the list of fundamental duties in our Constitution

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A New Bharat

For India to strengthen itself, cobwebs of the Left’s borrowed ideas must be cleared