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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Identities That Matter

Language and religion dominate voter preferences in Mumbai’s municipal elections

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Raja Mandala: Fruits of patience

Foreign secretary level talks indicate that New Delhi and Beijing are on their way to resolving differences over India’s NSG membership

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Demands of a political solution

Eliminate the terrorist but talk to all other anti-state actors in Kashmir

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Still standing alone

Fifteen years after the 2002 riots, pain rankles: Losing my house, my neighbours, my community

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Kimmel at Oscars and Gurmehar on Ramjas: The contrast in how protests are received

The reaction of the public at large on the violent and threatening reaction to a peaceful protest speaks volumes about the culture of protest in India and the even more ironically the ‘acceptability’ of forms of peaceful protest.

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Kargil martyr’s daughter mocked for slamming ABVP: Is Twitter pushing celebrities to cross the line?

Cricketer Virender Sehwag and actor Randeep Hooda took to Twitter to give their opinion on a Delhi University student who had posted a picture on Facebook and Twitter protesting against the ABVP.

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The Responsibility Of Choice

MTP Act must be backed up with an appropriate social and regulatory environment

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Exemplary violence

The ABVP aggression at Ramjas College can only be explained as a lesson intended for all universities

The professor of impossibility

There is scarcely any field of economic theory that has not felt the impact of Kenneth Arrow’s seemingly complex models.

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All that glitters

Telangana’s chief minister needs to focus on addressing perceptions that the new state has not delivered on its promises

From Plate to Plough: It’s not about loan waivers

Indian farmers are facing multiple crises. Punjab’s case highlights their problems.

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The cost of hate

Trump presidency has emboldened white nationalist forces. Kuchibhotla’s killing is a grim portent

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Next Door Nepal: The foreign hand

Donors, international agencies are blamed for fuelling secessionist demands.

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Kansas shooting: Inaction against racial attacks breed hate crimes in US

In 2017, there have been at least 55 mass shootings in the US, according to Gunviolencearchive.com. There have been 9,043 cases of gun violence.

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Out of my mind: Trump tornado

Trump has had the most crowded first month of any President.

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Inside Track: Treading cautiously

The ruling AIADMK fears that if the MLAs are disqualified, fresh elections would be held in their constituencies and could expose Sasikala’s unpopularity.

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Fifth column: The cost of casteism

The Prime Minister is right when he says India cannot move forward until UP does. But forgets that in 2014, this state gave him the 73 seats he needed to get a full majority.

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Across the aisle: From university to mediocrity

Jawaharlal Nehru University faces an existential threat because its founding ideas are the diametric opposite of the founding ideas of the RSS-BJP dispensation.

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Why body shaming Ayesha Takia is not acceptable

It is the system of unfair expectations that needs to be tackled — not victims of it that need to broken.

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‘M’ in Scotland Yard

But Cressida Dick, the first woman to head the Met Police, has a tougher role

Cat lessons

Increasing instances of animal-human conflict — as in Sariska — highlight the state of wildlife mis-management

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Playing the wrong notes

Copyright law fixes royalties to singers. Don’t blame music firms for non payment

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University hijack

ABVP’s unchecked recourse to violence threatens spaces for free expression in the university — and polity

February 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Jayaprakash Narayan on Corruption

Narayan reiterated the need for reducing expenses on elections and said that it should largely be borne by the government.

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Dear friends from ABVP

As a Communist student activist, I was never attacked by your members. That was another era.

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No proof required: Jaywalking at the RBI

RBI’s obstinate refusal to cut policy rates, and the moving of its policy stance from neutral to accommodative, is not based on economic logic. Both headline and core inflation data argue for a rate cut

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BJP versus who

Maharashtra civic elections signal a deeper restructuring of political competition in the state

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After Pax Americana

States obsessed with borders may even implode, making their people refugees

Facebook Live could have helped me fight cops’ moral policing

Vishnu Vichu’s facebook live video of two cops morally policing him and his girlfriend, marks a new chapter in journalism in India. Not only does facebook live function as a distress signal for the citizens, but through it Vichu also assumed the role of a citizen journalist

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In Rabri’s call for Tejaswi, an RJD desperate to assert its position

Nitish Kumar’s support to BJP’s demonetisation has to do as much with his stand against corruption and black money as with keeping alliance partner Lalu Prasad his on toes.

Dear CBFC, the idea of women having sexual fantasies shouldn’t seem alien to you

In the 21st century, films which are bold, provocative and re-sculpting the language of Indian cinema should be welcomed with open arms, not suppressed.

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Ethical economist

The workings of human societies illuminated numbers and economic theories in Kenneth Arrow’s work

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BJP vs terrorist

Is that how the ruling party wishes to frame its bid for the vikas vote? It needs to ask itself this question

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A win for Fadnavis

An agile strategy, an energetic chief minister — and a listless opposition — script BJP victory in Maharashtra civic polls

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The Urdu Press: Mayawati’s silent vote

Many papers are giving indications that Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party could prove to be the dark horse

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February 24, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Indira On Janata

At Rourkela, Indira Gandhi said democracy did not mean a combination of two or more parties.