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Monday, October 25, 2021

Opinion columns


Why a strong law against human trafficking is necessary in post-Covid times

September 08, 2021 8:23 pm

The Trafficking in Persons Bill, 2021 is well-intentioned, but it needs to be further strengthened. Odisha has lessons to offer

The little farce of Brahmin welfare schemes is a sign of India’s great tragedy

September 09, 2021 7:42 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: It reflects a nation with diminishing prospects for everyone, encouraging them to reach into the narrowest-minded conceptions of identity and calling it social justice.

Rework the vaccine policy

June 01, 2021 5:50 pm

In the no man’s land between central, concurrent, and state lists of the Constitution, India’s chances of a coordinated vaccine response are fading away, with severe consequences for vaccine equity and access.

Hindu nationalism, White supremacism threaten to morally impoverish the two democracies

July 06, 2020 9:23 am

After the mid 20th century, a democracy is not a proper democracy unless it safeguards minorities. And if the minorities are also poor, the protection becomes even more necessary.

Must the rights framework that limits state excess be suspended in disaster?

July 06, 2020 9:25 am

In violation of the non-discrimination clause of the disaster law, many undertrials are constructed as “undeserving” and condemned to inhuman, cruel and degrading treatment.

Winners can’t be sinners

February 27, 2014 11:39 am

‘12 Years A Slave’ could be a game-changer at these Academy Awards.

The world of Narendra Abe

February 27, 2014 5:26 am

Modi represents an Asian nationalism sparked by China’s rise, West’s duplicity.

The message rankles

February 26, 2014 3:59 am

Home minister must know that threats to ‘crush’ media won’t make bad news go away.

Not so fast

February 26, 2014 3:58 am

The ordinance route to fighting corruption is paved with self-serving intentions.

Not a high price to pay

February 26, 2014 9:43 am

Consumers won’t bear the costs of high bids for 2G spectrum.