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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Removing ‘Abide with me’ from Beating Retreat legitimises politics of exclusion
January 23, 2020 10:27:12 am

The deletion of this hymn is an issue; but it is hardly a Christian issue. It is a problem and that problem pertains to the “India of our dreams”. It is, on the contrary, a shot in the arm for those who endorse the New India in the making, the hallmark of which is hostility to alterity or otherness.

January 23, 2020 10:34:37 am

To get the engine of the economy revving, an expansionary fiscal policy that harnesses the energy of the informal sector to boost aggregate demand is the order of the day.

Three capitals in Andhra Pradesh
January 23, 2020 8:24:46 am

Derek Fowlds will be remembered for the many ways in which he said ‘Yes, Minister’.

Three capitals in Andhra Pradesh
January 23, 2020 8:12:38 am

SC decision to reinstate employee who charged ex-CJI with misconduct is welcome. Now set up institutional mechanisms.

Three capitals in Andhra Pradesh
January 23, 2020 8:11:04 am

Andhra Pradesh is to have a lot of logistical headaches and not much decentralised development to show for it.

January 23, 2020 12:02:29 am

The Bangladesh president, General Zia-ur Rahman, said that the detailed discussions he had with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi would “surely” help resolve the border problem, and the question of the sharing of river waters.

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January 22, 2020 9:53:15 am

India’s economic slowdown is largely made of domestic issues. Union budget is an opportunity to address them.

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January 22, 2020 9:54:36 am

Mystery flu in China should put health authorities on alert, especially since it coincides with vacation time in that country.

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January 22, 2020 9:57:03 am

India’s PM is part of a lengthening list of global leaders who blame the medium for the message.

January 22, 2020 1:12:35 am

Speaking at the UNIDO conference, Indira Gandhi spoke of the aversion of developing countries to any attempt by others to influence the policy or impose their views.

SC ruling on Kashmir internet shutdown limits arbitrariness of executive power
January 22, 2020 11:53:22 am

This is a huge victory for those struggling against the abridgment of civil liberties: State authorities can no longer rely on the cover of secrecy to pass arbitrary orders.

CAA-led narrative on religious persecution ignores political specificity, nuance in neighbourhood
January 22, 2020 11:53:56 am

India’s new official narrative is, at complete variance with the understanding that has informed Indian foreign policy so far. If Hindus were equally persecuted in East Pakistan/Bangladesh both before and after it broke away from Pakistan, why did India even bother to intervene in the war of liberation?

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January 20, 2020 11:57:52 pm

It may be diplomatically imprudent to alienate a friendly neighbour with CAA premise — persecution within.

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January 20, 2020 11:53:00 pm

AAP’s ‘10 guarantees’ indicate its evolving strategy — its record in government has become its politics.

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January 21, 2020 8:19:22 am

The pressures of modern-day cricket, the toll they can take on players, need to be acknowledged and talked about.

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January 20, 2020 11:42:18 pm

Addressing the leaders of the Opposition in Parliament on the eve of the first session of the newly elected Lok Sabha, the PM said that “we are neither pro-Russia, nor pro-America. We are only pro-India”.

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January 21, 2020 10:09:23 am

India and the EU are both highly exposed to the terrorist threat. We have already brought together counter-terrorism experts from Europe and India to exchange experiences and best practices. As a result, an enhanced working relationship between our police officers is taking shape.

Where Piyush Goyal is right: investments in infrastructure is different from money brought in to finance losses
January 21, 2020 9:55:28 am

It’s possible that the minister’s harangue against Amazon was aimed more at small shopkeepers and traders, the ruling BJP’s original support base, ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections.

Muslims are protesting not because their religion is in danger, but for the imperilled Constitution
January 20, 2020 11:07:39 am

The protest this time is not faith-based, there is no gender segregation. Muslim men and women are out there alongside all others. Yes, there are Muslim women in burqas and hijabs. But also there in large numbers are women who “don’t look like Muslims”.

Students are protesting because of our education, not despite it
January 20, 2020 11:17:59 am

It is extremely important that the larger populace understand the fundamental link between the classroom and the protest.

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