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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Despite the rise of more glamorous fixtures, Ranji Trophy endures

Online marketplace is skewed in favour of big players

Market reality is catching up to the tech startup ecosystem

All of us must push back on the criminalisation of abortion

Ishan Bakshi writes: Market reality is catching up to the tech startup ecosystem

June 28, 2022 7:11:13 am

Ishan Bakshi writes: Whichever way you slice the data, there aren’t that many consumers with significant discretionary spending capacity, and those with capacity aren’t increasing their spending.

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Long step backUpending of Roe v Wade reverses progress made on women’s rights in America, and possibly elsewhere

June 28, 2022 4:04:13 am

Upending of Roe v Wade reverses progress made on women’s rights in America, and possibly elsewhere

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: The online marketplace is skewed in favour of big players and hurts small businesses and consumers

June 28, 2022 7:09:58 am

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: It is time that a set of comprehensive rules and regulations, which are inclusive, eliminate conflicts of interest and prevent any anti-competitive practices is put together.

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June 28, 1982, Forty Years Ago: The Israeli invasion

June 28, 2022 3:51:59 am

Israel’s invasion army warned the people of Beirut to use the two-day-old cease-fire to get out of the city. In leaflets dropped over the encircled capital, the Israeli army said its war against the Palestinians was not yet over.

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A paler Wimbledon

June 28, 2022 3:33:48 am

The celebrated tennis tournament will sorely miss star players – including and especially Federer

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Five year itch

June 28, 2022 3:21:01 am

GST faces challenges. There is need to bridge trust deficit between Centre and states, uphold cooperative federalism

Why the underdog story of Madhya Pradesh beating Mumbai in Ranji Trophy is the perfect metaphor for the tournament

June 27, 2022 7:14:11 pm

The Ranji Trophy is the ultimate survivor, which may live as long as Indian cricket itself. But it is remembered only when a truly spectacular event occurs, or when there is an underdog story to be told

Overturning of Roe v Wade: A catastrophic constitutional rewind

June 27, 2022 6:13:03 pm

Sanya Kumar and Rakshanda Deka write: It will impact American constitutional jurisprudence and the global human rights discourse. It also sends a larger message about the ease with which women can be stripped of their right to choice and bodily autonomy


Julio Ribeiro writes: Shiv Sena without a Thackeray at the helm will not be the same

June 28, 2022 6:18:27 am

The foot soldiers of the Sena, even after Shinde’s revolt, are with the Thackerays. It is to be seen how they react when the full import of what will happen if the Thackerays cease to head the Sena kicks in

BRICS’ latest outing navigated tightrope on Ukraine. It is yet to live up to its promise of an alternative economic or trading bloc

June 27, 2022 9:16:56 am

The New Development Bank, or the BRICS bank, is yet to catch speed as a multilateral lender of standing.

June 27, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Israel’s invasion

June 27, 2022 4:10:42 am

During the lull, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation studied new American proposals for neutralising the Palestinian military presence in Lebanon.


Ashutosh Varshney writes: Backsliding in America

June 27, 2022 3:52:10 pm

Ashutosh Varshney writes: Arc of rights must broaden further, instead of retreating. Overturning of Roe v Wade outlines democratic challenge

Had it not been for Court, justice would be elusive for Gujarat 2002. That’s why its latest order, its use by police, is disturbing

June 27, 2022 9:13:17 am

The cases stemming from Gujarat 2002 raise serious questions about a range of abdications by institutions and actors.


Praveen Chakravarty writes: On GST, the problem is trust deficit

June 27, 2022 9:07:44 am

Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST centralised India’s indirect taxation. It is time to start a national discussion on reversing the course by giving states powers for direct taxation

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In SC’s name

June 26, 2022 10:36:49 pm

Had it not been for Supreme Court, justice would be elusive in cases of Gujarat 2002. That’s why its latest order, its use by police, raises disturbing questions.

Ruchi Gupta writes: The crisis in Maharashtra shows the anti-defection law to be ineffective, even counterproductive

June 27, 2022 3:43:23 pm

Ruchi Gupta writes: Instead of providing stability, the law is undermining our democracy. Scrapping it would provide institutional leverage to express intra-party dissidence

The impact of US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade will be felt acutely by marginalised people, including low-income women and women of colour

June 26, 2022 10:37:17 pm

Payal Shah writes: As the US eliminates the right to abortion, global community should act in solidarity for reproductive rights

Smriti Irani writes: On women’s rights, West takes a backward step, and India shows the way

June 27, 2022 9:09:32 am

Smriti Irani writes: While the West is curtailing abortion rights, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, Surrogacy Regulation Act and Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, collectively give new meaning to nari shakti in India.

Chander Uday Singh writes: Why revanchist claims to places of worship are legally untenable

June 27, 2022 9:10:12 am

Chander Uday Singh writes: Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid judgment, Places of Worship Act, make it clear that claims for the right of one denomination to worship in the place of worship of another have no basis in law

Overturning of Roe vs Wade: America has taken another step towards democratic backsliding

June 26, 2022 7:16:36 pm

Ashutosh Varshney writes: Now, democratic renewal not only means fighting for more easily accessible voting procedures but also a push for a legislative codification of the right to abortion


Shalini Langer writes: How about a blog of the mother as, first, a person

June 26, 2022 8:21:15 am

Shalini Langer writes: If that didn’t have me thinking of motherhood and all that it comes endowed with, almost always by other people, came the US Supreme Court judgment telling women they had virtually no right to decide whether they wanted to bear a child or not.


Leher Kala writes: The digital avatar’s new clothes

June 26, 2022 8:32:39 am

Leher Kala writes: There is always a bewildering amount of technological advancement to catch up on. I suspect many people know the buzzwords but lack any genuine understanding like me.


Tavleen Singh writes: It no longer surprises us that our elected representatives betray people’s mandate by switching sides midstream

June 26, 2022 8:27:04 am

Tavleen Singh writes: Why are we no longer shocked by the amorality that has come to characterise our political culture? Why does the Election Commission not ask some questions?


Suraj Yengde writes: The caste and politics of Sena’s rise and its crisis

June 26, 2022 8:30:44 am

Suraj Yengde writes: The Shiv Sena has always been an issue-based, reactionary congregation. It adopts issues and works on them till these are used up and moves on to the next.

P Chidambaram writes: Penny wise, security foolish

June 26, 2022 8:22:36 am

P Chidambaram writes: The burgeoning pension bill is indeed a problem, but there is no evidence that alternative models were examined. The argument that the Agnipath model has been tried and tested in Israel is puerile. Israel has a small population, practically no unemployment and mandatory military service. Why was Agnipath not introduced as a pilot and tested before making it a universal and only mode of recruitment to the services?