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Thursday, April 19, 2018
As the country, and journalism, changed, TVR Shenoy never seemed overtaken

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has become morbidly activist

Folk songs, literature, and plays are being composed around Ambedkar's ideas

TV news excels in fault-finding, has no time to spare for facts

Forty Years Ago, April 6, 1978: CPI-CPM Bonhomie
Forty Years Ago, April 6, 1978: CPI-CPM Bonhomie

CPI-CPM Bonhomie: CPI spokesperson Mohit Sen said the CPI had been ready for “open dialogue” with the CPM “at any place any time and at any level without preconditions”.

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Wind in the willows

In 280 characters, Indian stars and Shahid Afridi wage a war over Kashmir.

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Steady hand

RBI keeps status quo on repo rate as inflation eases and outlook on growth improves.

False narrative

Psuedo-secular intelligentsia has fractured the concept of Indian citizenship, kept Muslims in an impermeable silo of insecurity.

In thrall to the holy cow

When it comes to cattle, the dominant beliefs of current religious and political leaders are totally at variance with the realities of farming.

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Statue vs statute

Memorialisation of Ambedkar is no substitute for his political vision, that speaks for building an egalitarian society.

Dignity, but for whom?

Verdict on living wills does not take into account socioeconomic realities.

UGC seeks info on CBCS implementation, curriculum revision
The Catch In Autonomy

Universities will be subject to the dictates of the market

BJP Foundation Day
Leader, cadre, parivar

BJP has grown on the strength of its ideology, party structure and political accommodation

Mutual respect is the key
Nepal PM Oli’s visit to Delhi signals a new equilibrium

Secure in his home turf, Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Oli is intent on projecting a confident Nepal. He arrives in Delhi on Friday

An untenable defence
An untenable defence

In both religion and law, polygamy has no place.

Forty Years Ago, April 5, 1978: Govt On Free Press
Forty Years Ago, April 5, 1978: Govt On Free Press

Govt On Free Press: Information and Broadcasting minister L K Advani had categorically asserted in the Lok Sabha that the government “does not believe in any control of the press, latent or patent, crude or subtle”.

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Emergency landing

Babas are ranged far above us. To bring them down to the level of worldly politics is to demote and devalue.

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Desert storm

Prince Salman’s remarks on Israel could cause a realignment of forces in West Asia, further marginalise Palestinians

The friend of my enemy
The friend of my enemy

Iran-India ties are deepening. But resilience of Tehran-Islamabad relations could make Delhi uncomfortable.

Telescope: We have been warned

On fake news rules, was Smriti Irani overreaching or a scapegoat? Does it matter?

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Muddying waters

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka should desist from an emotional response to the Cauvery issue

Agony of the marginalised

The marginalisation of Muslims began soon after Partition and has since been institutionalised by political parties and governments. Doing away the burka and skull-cap will not end it.

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Failing the law

In the last four years, the legal process has been turned into an instrument of oppression, threatening the principles of our republic.

Innoculating Identities muslim, hindutva, right wing
Innoculating identities

This historical putsch concomitantly finds inclusion in school textbooks wherein different inhabitants of a common geographical/demographical space are inscribed in specific and essentialised forms of representation