Those ‘rescuing’ Muslim women are also the ones undermining their agency

If done right, AI can jump-start India’s productivity, propel it into the ranks of nations that matter

The global start-up landscape is still dominated by the West. But a visible shift is underway

Delhi saga showcases poison of recrimination, institutional subversion, pettiness at highest levels

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With Saviours Like These

Those ‘rescuing’ Muslim women are also the ones undermining their agency.

GST
GST, a buoyant force

Aggregate revenues have done well, despite headwinds, especially for less developed, consuming states

Growth in the machine

If done right, artificial intelligence can jump-start India’s productivity, help the country get out of the emerging economy trap, propel it into the ranks of nations that matter.

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Playing too hard

WHO classification of gaming as an addiction points to challenges of intricate half-lives, lived out on consoles

Look who’s starting up

The global start-up landscape is still dominated by the West. But a visible shift is underway.

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Unhappy Ending

BJP break-up with PDP may be political signal ahead of 2019, could augur hardening of policy. For J&K, an opportunity lost

From Janata war to Congress unity talks to Zia-King meet
June 20, 1978, Forty Years Ago

The Janata Party feels that because of infighting, their otherwise satisfactory performance has gone awry and the impression has gone round that nothing worth while was happening.

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The right thing

Chanda Kochhar’s stepping aside is belated. ICICI board must not drag its feet once probe findings are in

Arithmetic to chemistry

For the patchy beginnings of opposition unity to grow into something more, quantity must gather political quality.

TMC sweeps violent Bengal panchayat polls, BJP is distant second, CPM and Congress trail
It isn’t just Trinamool

Politics in Bengal is about total domination by Party, irrespective of party in power.

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Water for thought

A new Niti Aayog report should occasion reflection and reform of systems of water governance in the country

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Get to work, please

If Delhi’s bureaucrats look partisan, they have themselves to blame. They can fix that

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Hero’s journey

Reaction to Albert Einstein’s seemingly racist diary entries reveals much about the nature of adulation

AAP sit-in at Raj Niwas: IAS officers, Arvind Kejriwal take ‘two steps forward’
A crisis in plain sight

Delhi saga showcases poison of recrimination, institutional subversion, pettiness at highest levels

A major provision in the POCSO is that of setting up a Special Juvenile Police unit in-charge of investigating cases of child abuse
Knee-jerk Justice

For POCSO Act to effectively protect children, it should go beyond death penalty

Forty Years Ago, June 19, 1978: Unity in disarray

The majority opinion at the meeting of the extended Congress Working Committee seemed to be that unity talks with Congress (I) should be discontinued unless the initiative for unity comes from Mrs Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express file photo/Praveen Jain)
Raja Mandala: Falling behind on Digital Silk Road

India has the chance to foster connectivity and strategic cooperation across Asia. Here, too, China seems to be racing ahead.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (second from right), Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy (third from right), Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (second from left) and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu (left) during a meeting with wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sunita, at her residence.
United against Modi, divided at home: Kejriwal’s crisis shows how the 2019 polls might be fought

A pre-poll national alliance, as opposed to regional alliances, is not consistent with the autonomous aspirations of people. If it hasn’t happened naturally in the past, the BJP is now making it happen by usurping the rights of the states as it did in Delhi.

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Avoid ideology

Narendra Modi devised an inclusive strategy in 2014. He reached out to the Dalit voters. He downplayed anti-Muslim sentiments. He modernised the BJP by remaking its image as a tech-savvy party with social media and holograms. This captured the youth vote.

Policy on the fly

India’s bumbling with Maldives is a warning — Delhi has few cards to play, seems intent on squandering even those

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