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 Necessity Of Dissent

There is a need to speak out when the state’s biases result in crime and impunity

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Romancing the Maoists

The silence of the human rights activists after an attack in which security forces are killed is telling

Three ten-year plans

As India shifts from reducing poverty to boosting a middle class, goals must be set for land, labour, capital

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Over the barrel: Oil more slippery

Caught between forecasts of growing demand and geopolitical uncertainty, the oil market is increasingly difficult to interpret

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Out of my Mind: The game is on

Anti-Congressism could not be a permanent strategy.

Gained in Translation: Who gets to own this land?

In the post-independence era, there has been perceptible economic and infrastructure development in the state of Assam.

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Inside Track: No-confidence vote

The ostensible reason for the talks is the choice of a common Presidential candidate to contest against the NDA’s nominee.

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Fifth Column: Why PM Narendra Modi continues to win

Every time a new electoral defeat happens, venerable opposition leaders say exactly the same thing they have been saying since the Modi era began.

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Across the aisle: Do not stir up a hornets’ nest

After conveying the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee, the correct thing for the government to do is to do nothing.

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No Proof Required: RBI, enough of elevator economics

The inflation forecast is the most important aspect of the most crucial economic decision that the RBI makes — it needs to be more in tune with reality.

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100 alternative days

Donald Trump crosses his first milestone, but is fiercely challenged along the way

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Opposition needed

It is disappointing that the Supreme Court should push for a Lokpal in the absence of a leader of Opposition

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A Tragic Romance

A new book shows how Jinnah’s broken marriage reflected the turbulent times

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BCCI’s choice

It can be the popular king of a growing game or the despised don of a dying sport

Unseeing the people

Policies of India, Pakistan on Kashmir appear to help each other’s case while keeping Kashmiris in limbo

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Adieu, Lokpal?

The governing elites are in no mood to see a functioning ombudsman that will curb the power of the political executive.

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Wrong question after Sukma

It is unfair to question the capabilities of the CRPF after every Maoist ambush.

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Donald Trump’s 100 days in White House: Muslim travel ban, repealing Obamacare, the Wall

The 100-day benchmark was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he took office in 1933, in the midst of his attempt to fight the Great Depression.

April 28, 1977: Indo-Soviet trade

Indian and Soviet representatives signed three agreements, one of which will provide India credit of 250 million rouble (amounting to Rs 225 crore).

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Subtle glow

Vinod Khanna shone on the silver screen — and reflected a changing India.

A star, an actor

Vinod Khanna was an artist confident enough to play second fiddle.

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Reading the bounce

In current stock market rally, role of local investors provides comfort. But an economic rebound is still far.

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Some personal questions

Need to ask, on sidelines of triple talaq debate: Is polygamy constitutionally valid? Is it un-Quranic?

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For city’s sake

BJP’s new municipal councillors in Delhi and the AAP-run government must learn to work together.

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Staring down the barrel in Sukma

Bastar is home to the insurgent’s death wish. And to a state unable, unwilling to reach out to the people.

Indian Express launches digital edition in Tamil

We believe the appetite for Ramnath Goenka’s signature brand of courageous journalism permeates all languages

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Looking, seeing

A frame can surprise you with an element you didn’t realise was there. A new way of seeing is poignant and powerful.

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The Urdu Press

The promise of the then-PM to rebuild the mosque at the same site has yet to be fulfilled and there is no hope of that now.

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Mob, political complicity provide convenient cover to gau rakshaks to operate

Mobs across the Indian subcontinent are frequently projected as composed of faceless individuals, as collective expressions of spontaneous, righteous anger — almost like some ‘agent of God’.

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Death of the telegram

But we still have the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885. It must be replaced, instead of piecemeal amendments

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RSS and the revenge on history

Its ‘cultural nationalism’ is pushing India into one of its worst crises

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India’s medieval counter-insurgency

The Maoist attack in Sukma underlines that our internal security paradigm is well past its sell-by date

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Snatching defeat

AAP’s MCD drubbing is an outcome of its inattention to the civic governance issues that it highlighted to rise to power.

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Counting on Younis

The 10,000-run mark is spectacular. But the cricketer has already blazed a quieter trail.

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The Blind Men Of Niti Aayog

It outlined a vision, but has failed to reveal the path.

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Discipline and punish

Government action against Public Health Foundation of India appears arbitrary and opaque.