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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Historical Blunder

MS University, a fine institution, should know that there is no such thing as nationalist science.

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Forty Years Ago, March 9, 1977: JP on Janata PM

In his view, it is “not a democratic way of doing things” to name the prime minister before the people had given their verdict.

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Guilty, By Association

Life imprisonment verdict for G.N. Saibaba and others for links with Maoists raises questions.

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Small Big Thing

Success of Indian Institute of Science in global surveys holds lessons for the country’s university system.

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Words In Times Of Violence

Lahore Lit Fest was affected by terror attacks. Its resilience is admirable.

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She knows which battle to fight

Maligning a young woman, especially the daughter of a soldier who died for the nation, is pure fabrication; it is designed to besmirch desh bhakts who do not do such things.

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Forty Years Ago, March 9, 1977: Bhutto Sweeps Poll

The ruling Pakistan People’s Party won a resounding election victory with final returns giving it 155 seats in the 216-seat National Assembly.

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Reality Check

Steve Smith ‘brain fade’ during the Bangalore Test was cricket’s post-Truth moment.

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Unusual times, usual ways

Methods to use GDP estimates cannot account for the shock caused by demonetisation.

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The Waiting

Five states have voted, their verdict will also be a message to the Centre.

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Sea of Trouble

Shooting of Tamil fisherman must be probed. Overfishing in the Palk Straits must end for a lasting solution to the issue.

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The Wrong Antidote

To be a real cure for extremism, Sufism has to return to its essence of selfless service.

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No proof required: Seeking redemption in UP 2017

Many expect the Uttar Pradesh election to go the Bihar way — a big loss for BJP. However, the same math suggests the BJP is likely to win a comfortable majority in the state

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The spectre of war

Trump’s policies will renew chances of a violent confrontation with Iran. This could strengthen hardliners and undercut moderates like Rouhani.

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Telescope: The final build-up

News channels will regale you with numerical figures, confuse you with psephologists figuring out their data and try to figure out how to best rile the politicians.

In the lexicon of profanities, a majority of them derogate women

Most of the pet cuss words however, are located, alarmingly, in sexism.

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What the election results in 5 states on March 11 will mean for the BJP

Going by the ground reports from these states, especially from Uttar Pradesh, and the crowd at PM Narendra Modi’s rallies prove that he is still the most popular politician in the country.

View From The Right: Pinarayi in Crosshairs

His regime has seen “a series of political murders or violence” across the state.

Letters to the Editor: Many Truths

The idea of absolute truth is consistent with plurality of faiths and conscience.

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The compelling virtue of treason

For democracy to survive, the national conversation must include dissenting voices.

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Genesis of a vote bank

Projection of a false binary between a majoritarian theory and minority rights has made ours a dysfunctional democracy.

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Forty Years Ago, March 8, 1977: JP To Independents

JP said a straight contest between the Congress and the Janata Party alone would reduce the splitting of votes.

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Living Life To The Lees

Syed Shahabuddin looked for spades, and upon finding them, called them that.

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Name Games

Yogi Adityanath’s attempt to bring shame on the Akhilesh name may backfire.

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NRImmigrant

President Trump’s new visa ban policy strengthens the anti-migrant sentiment in the US.

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The lawmakers we need

Women outvote men in many states, but gender parity in Parliament and assemblies eludes India.

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By the Book

SC recognises that for valid closure, due process in the Babri demolition case must be flawless.

Social media, the new weapon of Indian Army jawans

In the latest video, jawan Sindhav Jogidas is seen accusing senior officers of treating their sahayak as slave.

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Fishermen killing a thorny issue between India and Sri Lanka

In a latest incident, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly fired at a group of Indian fishermen on Monday who had allegedly crossed over into Sri Lankan waters on the lookout for fresh catch.

Letters to the Editor: Double Speak

The aim of research is to find solutions to social issues. But heated political discussions take students away from this goal.

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What Ramjas teaches

Paranjape’s reading of ABVP’s activism and his facts about the seminar are wrong

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Choppy waters, unsure navigator

Indian Ocean regionalism will need India’s impetus, but Delhi does not seem up to the task

Close, but no Bihar

There are similarities between UP polls and the lead-up to the Mahagathbandhan’s victory last year. But the BJP seems to have made critical adjustments this time.

March 7, 1977, Forty Years Ago

Indira claimed the Emergency was in force only to deal with banned organisations and economic offenders.

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Physician, Heal Thyself

Politicians never lose an opportunity to get traction from a system of controlling prices of cardiac stents as forced by courts and health activists.

The violence of certainty

Absolutist ideas of Truth have been responsible for religious and political violence throughout history