The march to spectacle

Army faces a tough mob in front of it. But it has more to fear from the mob behind it, egging it on

With The Long-Haired Boys

Lessons from the ’70s: How we tackled the food shortages

Redraw the line

Government, security agencies must urgently address questions raised by the Assam fake encounter probe

The supercop

K.P.S. Gill played a key role in carving Punjab's victory, though imperfect, against terrorism

Unimportance of triple talaq

A survey shows that it is numerically insignificant. The unusual attention that is being devoted to the practice is politically motivated and a waste of resources

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Out of my mind: The quagmire

India and Pakistan have been in a Cold War situation for the 70 years since Independence.

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Inside Track: Smriti’s makeover

Irani uses Twitter both to propagate handloom and, more recently, cotton fabrics. Many of her ministerial colleagues have joined in her ‘#CottonIsCool’ campaign on social media.

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Fifth Column: Three red flags

The third red flag I want to raise on this third anniversary is that there are no signs yet of the economic boom that people like me believed would happen as soon as Modi became Prime Minister.

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Across the aisle: That sinking feeling — 3

Achhe din is about security — national security, internal security, physical security of the individual, food security, job security and so on.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan in turmoil after ICJ ‘defeat’

It’s clear today that Pakistan is in turmoil at this apparent “defeat” at the hands of India.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ verdict will add to civil-military tensions in Pakistan

The ICJ judgement makes the Jadhav case a legal test of military courts in Pakistan

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The task against a cussedly defiant Pakistan lies ahead

In the wake of the verdict, India will obviously have to watch how the Pakistan Army reacts.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: What was won or lost at The Hague

Pakistanis are wondering why, after having suffered terrorism at the hands of an Indian spy, they must now also live with the indignity of the spy being protected by the international system.

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Against the current

Misbah-ul-Haq upended the stereotype of the Pakistan cricket captain

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Future shock

The job losses feared in IT are a warning: They could herald redundancies across other sectors of the economy

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The last lap

With the fixing of standard rates and pruning of exemptions, the transition to a GST regime is well begun

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The Battle Lies Within

Neo-Islam, like neo-Hinduism, is injurious to India’s pluralism

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May 20, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Shah Commission

The government is also referring misuse of censorship provisions, harassment of journalists, allegations in regard to certification of films and manipulation of mass media to the Shah Commission.

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Major Gogoi deserves a distinguished services medal for using human shield against stone-pelters in Kashmir

Unfortunately, there were not many willing to pat his back for his remarkable presence of mind and timely action that probably saved the lives of many of his men, for whom he was responsible as their officer in charge.

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Migrant versus the West

Racial prejudice against Muslims is giving way to a different kind of intolerance as the crisis of capitalism spawns populism.

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The Three Year Agenda

For the Niti Aayog’s initiative to be an improvement on the Five Year Plan, pragmatic moves, such as delinking planning from finance, will be required.

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Making much of China

Its challenge must not be met by Indian self-deprecation.

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Nepal: Are the Supreme Court and Parliament still on collision course?

Legislators accuse Karki of playing ‘favouritism’ in constituting the bench for this issue, and fast tracking it while a similar case is pending before the court for the past three years.

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Nepal: Are the Supreme Court and Parliament still on collision course?

CJ Karki, who is to retire on June 10, due to her age, has not held any bench since but has assigned cases to benches as usual.

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After three decades, a 155mm howitzer for the army – what does it mean?

The M-777 howitzers, with a range of 24-40 kilometres, have been designed for firing Indian ammunition in Indian conditions, and are already in service with the US, Canadian and Australian armies.

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Telangana Muslim reservation bill could end up justifying appeasement charges

The recent bill passed by the TRS government in Telangana that increased the quota for OBC (Pasmanda) Muslims and STs must be critically evaluated.

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Aadhaar, then and now

The UIDAI has gone from being an object of ridicule to an admired project

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How to build the new city

Rapid urbanisation brings with it enormous challenges. The Modi government has framed the agenda to meet them

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Justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Putting Pak in the dock, The Hague has come out on the side of justice. That’s a vital first step for India — in a long haul.

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Nuclear boost

The decision on the reactors is germane to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to triple India’s nuclear power capacity by 2025.

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Maa, differently

Reema Lagoo freed Bollywood’s mother figure from living a life of perennial suffering.

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Civil society and state must join hands to battle sexual crimes against children

The latest horror story comes from Rohtak in Haryana, where a young girl was brutally gang-raped and murdered in the most savage manner.

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May 19, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Probe in Rajan Case

The State government named him to head the inquiry commission and CM A.K. Antony said the government was anxious to start the inquiry at the earliest.

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Islamabad’s self-goal

It can ignore ICJ’s injunction in the Jadhav case, but doing so will extract a price in international goodwill.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution stayed: Moral victory for India, but his fate remains in the hands of Pakistan’s generals

To get a sense of what choices Islamabad faces, it’s important to get a sense of what the The Hague has actually said.

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ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav decoded: It’s actually a win each for India and Pakistan at The Hague

Sushma Swaraj tweeted her gratitude to India’s counsel at the Hague, who had argued that there was significant concern that Pakistan’s military court would have executed Jadhav in the dead of night.

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Don’t shoot Kangana Ranaut – not yet!

While we are all busy blaming Ranaut, why is no one asking Mehta any questions?

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AAP has learnt little, remembers even less

Charges of a high-handed coterie surrounding Arvind Kejriwal like fledgling moths to a burning flame persist, and haven’t been properly rebutted.

May 18, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Congress Turmoil

The move was given up and Mrs Gandhi’s critics thought they would make another attempt to free the party from her hold at a later date.

SOS from school

CBSE pleading with DU for student entry sans inflated marks holds a mirror to a broken education system

Return like Hillary

Because politics is not just about winning and losing elections — but also about what lies in between