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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The battle against ‘triple talaq’

Truth is, the movement for equality of Muslim women has been hijacked by political parties with their own axe to grind.

The death of Lt Ummer Fayaz is more than a trauma

Do we want our beloved Kashmir to become another Syria?

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Forty Years Ago, May 11, 1977: Ten States To Vote

Four states and two Union Territories will have a one-day poll (Orissa, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Pondichery).

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Victor And Unvanquished

France’s centrist new president inherits a deeply divided country

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A sacred geography

PM Modi’s second visit to Sri Lanka must help restore deeper cultural connect between the two nations

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Complaining to ICJ

It has limited gains for India, even in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. India, Pakistan need to sit across the table, talk to each other

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Clinton tells a tale

As Bill writes his first thriller, fans will read between his lines

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On the run

But with Republic TV, only the Opposition is being chased.

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Remake the marriage contract

Nikahnamas that bar triple talaq could work much better than making the practice illegal.

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Look at the facts of demonetisation, not politics

Six months later, it is clear that it achieved next to nothing, and inflicted a large cost on the poor and the informal sector.

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In EC’s parlour

AAP’s EVM allegations are unsubstantiated. EC invitation to parties is a welcome signal of its openness to questions

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Letter to the Editor: Debating ties

Pakistan has fooled India a dozen times, always to find India back at the negotiating table.

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Dil Se : Revelations of a closet Justin Bieber fan

I am 28, and my phase of obsessing over a rising popstar happened with the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, whose songs I listened to on my walkman, and whose posters dotted my room.

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Why India going to ICJ over Kulbhushan Jadhav reeks of desperation

If decision-makers in Pakistan have determined that Kulbhushan Jhadav must die, then it seems unlikely that there is much the ICJ can do to stop this from happening.

Narendra Modi’s top 11 Buddha quotes has Him smiling

Each of the 11 quotes is accompanied by a different photo of the PM praying or lighting a candle or offering flowers or standing next to Buddhist priests in front of a variety of iconostasis bathed in brilliant orange.

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Letter to the Editor: Chinese intentions

New Delhi must now build coalitions of economic significance.

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View From The Right: Sharif’s survival plan

“The brutality of Pak military against their own people is well-known, whether in Baluchistan or in Sindh.”

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Our own Animal Farm

Cow vigilantism is a tragedy in many parts — a rousing, a lynching, a reflection of change

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Unity of the services

History stands testimony that the army, navy and air force always cooperate during wars. The demand for integrating the three forces through a theatre command is misplaced

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Forty Years Ago, May 10, 1977: Carter To Desai

Carter praised Desai’s speech at the co-ordinating bureau of non-aligned countries.

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Baahubali’s technical finesse is a vehicle for regressive socio-political values

Like so many other epics in the Subcontinent, and beyond, Baahubali takes place in and upholds a socio-religious order that serves a particular politics.

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Bilateral silence

Hype around war gets a new life in India, Pakistan, increasing public support for the armed forces

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Feels no good, man

Appropriated by the alt-right, Pepe the Frog had to die

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Debt serious

Government, RBI move to a time-bound resolution framework for recovery of bad loans is timely

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Over-Reaction

Does the apex court need to lock up an errant judge and gag the press to protect its dignity?

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Putting the system to test: NEET controversy shows how implementation of rules can be senseless

Interpreting instruction in an over-the-top manner, especially before an exam, is playing with people’s future prospects.

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Shooting the messenger in Kashmir

Missing the woods for the trees can neither salvage the government’s image, nor address the crisis.

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Network is the key

India must ramp up its internal connectivity to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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Ayurvedic eugenics

The RSS health wing promises designer babies like Germanic heroes. The fairness cream industry must be quaking.

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Forty Years Ago, May 9, 1977: Janata On Allies

The Janata Party may have a coalition with the Akali Dal but not with the CPM in Punjab. In West Bengal, the question of a coalition with the CPM is still open. In Tamil Nadu, the Janata Party will go it alone.

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Emmanuel Macron knows what France needs. But can he push through reforms?

It is a remarkable moment for France, the country voting for the 39-year-old political newbie, Emmanuel Macron, as its next president.

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Love in the time of the ‘Holy Shiver’

Nehru and Ambedkar broke taboos with personal ties that challenged prejudices. Such acts now attract lynch mobs. Worse, there are attempts to sanitise violence, making it seem the new normal.

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Exit, pursued by press

Eman, potential poster girl for medical tourism, leaves behind a public relations disaster

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Mischievous wordplay

Why ‘Developmental Hindutva’ is a misnomer.

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Macron moment

The spectre of a far-right tide sweeping Europe may be an illusion, for now.

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AAP crisis: Party must modulate its public posture to regain lost ground

The fact that AAP leaders, like Bhagwant Mann, debunked the EVM story and stated other factors were important is just one sign of the profound disquiet in the AAP.