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Each of us is being incited to speak to ensure that none of us is actually heard

Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets

The conversation on sexism and sexual harassment must expand and include

With Maoists refusing to join, task is cut out for a minority government in Nepal

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Eastern challenge

India’s relationship with ASEAN continues to be afflicted by the gap between promise and performance

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Do we want to keep the Republic?

Creating it was an act of audacity. Maintaining it is proving to be a daunting task

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Writer of the imagination

In Ursula K Le Guin’s care, fantasy and science fiction attained the age of majority

Divide and misrule

India’s institutions face large challenges. We need more democracy, less restrictions.

A mirage called equality

Wide disparities and shrinking freedoms mark the arduous journey of the republic.

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The Urdu Press: Judges’ Dissent

Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasimi, in his signed column in Rashtriya Sahara on January 16, writes: “If the Chief Justice of India has taken to allocating cases with far-reaching effects on the politics and society of the country, to benches of his own liking, and not on the basis of merits, anybody would understand that he wants […]

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In gamble to retain influence, Sitaram Yechury moves to impeach CJI

If the CPM General Secretary is able to get the Congress on board, he will be thumbing his nose at his erstwhile General Secretary Prakash Karat.

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Will the Real Rajputs Please Stand Up?

Can we allow the modern interpretation of a Rajput to be distorted by a fringe element that does not realise the damage it is doing to our hallowed legacy?

Evolution and regression

Why we need a movement to save the nation we had, or at least the nation many of us hoped we had.

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Telescope: PM Modi’s master class

But was he probed well enough in interviews last week?

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Offices Without Profit

Disqualification of AAP MLAs is questionable on both legal and procedural grounds

January 24, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Cow And Calf

The Indira Gandhi-led group is moving the Supreme Court against the CEC order on the symbol.

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Net flicks

The Academy Award nominations are diverse. With streaming services making their mark, cinema is set to go online

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Facing the slowdown

India’s economy is not doing well. Only carefully crafted policy reforms can turn it around

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Confused Sena

Shiv Sena vows to go it alone, but its strategy looks riddled with contradictions

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Framing India

PM Modi projected a confident nation at Davos. At home, he must address government’s mixed record on ease-of-business

An accessibility agenda

The approach to making buildings friendlier for persons with disabilities has been limited and perfunctory.

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After the split, Shiv Sena’s message to BJP: Tiger zinda hai!

Uddhav’s message is clear. He wants to tell Modi and Shah that the Shiv Sena was born on the street and lives and fights on the street, its power doesn’t come from sitting in the Mantralaya, but from its Shiv Sainiks.

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View from the right: Celebrating 70 years

Organiser adds that journalism is more a profession these days and therefore, commitment to truth, culture and a certain set of values is a rare commodity.

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Ball In His Court

Chief Justice of India must clear the air on the allocation of cases controversy

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An inclusive saffron

Yogi Adityanath, prominent BJP campaigner in Karnataka, has much to learn from the state’s mathas. They provide an alternative model of how community organisations engage with society and state

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The new Dalit challenge

Pressures of a different Dalit imagination are colliding against strategies of containment of an old politics

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The signal at Davos

PM Narendra Modi’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos promises to pave the way for collaborations beneficial for Indian business

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Governor’s rule

Controversy over Kerala Governor’s Budget speech underlines need for the office to be non-partisan, and to be seen to be so too

January 24, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Indira’s Apology

Addressing a large public meeting in Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Mrs Gandhi said even if others, who were responsible for the mistakes and excesses were not willing to own up, she would own the responsibility for those mistakes as well.

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A faraway peace

Kabul hotel siege is a reminder that US plan is not working in Afghanistan. India must tread warily

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Good morning jam

Google has discovered there isn’t enough cyberspace to keep up with sanskari Indians

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By not teaching them Darwin, we have failed our children

The TV news anchor’s statement that “there are two sides to everything” is even more dangerous. Yes, there are two sides at the start of any argument. But in the end, one side is supported by the preponderance of evidence.

Wealth Of The Nation

At Davos, India needs to outline its vision to make growth inclusive

January 23, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Indira On Emergency

Indira Gandhi said history would decide whether the declaration of Emergency was justified or not, but she felt that the health of the country at that time deserved a bitter medicine.

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Nurturing excellence

State should rope in scholars with a record in building centres of learning to helm ‘Institutions of Eminence’

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CPM’s choice

To ally with Congress or not to — is not the biggest question facing a party losing its claim to being a national player

For the record: Dear minister

Scientists respond to MoS HRD Satyapal Singh’s remarks on human evolution.

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Monkey business

The junior HRD minister must not be allowed to distract from urgent questions about the state of education

A symbol of unity in diversity, it’s time India has a National Flag Day

For us Indians, to love India is an organic process, and it cannot be diminished despite the greatest challenges.

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The US is closed

And there are lessons on the nature of politics today in the shutdown