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Guru-shishya relationship in Indian music is grounded in celebration of inequality

When the police produce voluminous chargesheets, a judge should be suspicious

Symbiosis of religions under the singing saint in Sindh lasted three centuries

PM Narendra Modi has connected the reform agenda to common man

The guru-shishya structure is inherently prone to abuse. It needs to be demolished

September 19, 2020 9:00:29 am

T M Krishna writes: The guru-shishya relationship in Indian music is grounded not just in a power imbalance, but in a celebration of inequality, which makes it vulnerable to abuse, which is then romanticised.

Chargesheets & fairy tales: When police produce voluminous chargesheets, a judge should be suspicious

September 19, 2020 9:11:37 am

The moment the police do drama of producing super voluminous chargesheets, a judge should know that there is hanky-panky going on.

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The game starts

September 19, 2020 8:20:53 am

Much delayed IPL will begin with hope and excitement as usual, but also never-before challenges.

PM Narendra Modi has connected the reform agenda to the common man

September 19, 2020 9:05:29 am

For decades, reforms used to be the sole prerogative of economists and pink papers, as if the common man had nothing to do with them. Modi has changed this system and brought reforms to the centre of public discourse.

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Talk it through

September 19, 2020 8:22:01 am

Decision on who gets vaccine first must be informed by wide deliberations that must start now.

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In and out

September 19, 2020 8:23:54 am

SAD’s calibrated protest against Modi government’s farm bills mirrors narrow space for manoeuvre for the regional party.

The symbiosis of religions under the singing saint in Sindh lasted three centuries

September 19, 2020 8:49:37 am

Not long ago the mausoleum of Data Ganj Bakhsh was suicide-bombed in Lahore, where not long ago Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims lived peacefully together and accepted the mystic saint as the guardian spirit of the city.

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Whichever way the Sudarshan TV case turns out, dark days lie ahead

September 19, 2020 3:10:56 am

PB Mehta writes: The big lesson of the last two decades is that an over-reliance on legal instruments to solve fundamentally social and political problems often backfires. In the case of free speech, this is even more so.

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Jhulelal And Peace

September 19, 2020 3:00:17 am

The symbiosis of religions under the singing saint in Sindh lasted three centuries.

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When India challenged the UN Charter

September 18, 2020 10:09:35 pm

In 1946, India successfully challenged a clause in the document that allowed countries to hide human rights violations under the guise of national sovereignty.

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How AMU was founded

September 19, 2020 12:09:07 am

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had to battle a lack of funds, backlash from religious orthodoxy, to establish the Muhammadan-Anglo Oriental College.

PM Narendra Modi has changed the discourse and connected with the people

September 18, 2020 10:10:17 am

At 70, with path-breaking reforms in governance, Modi has shown how Indian democracy can deliver. One of the most significant contributions to his credit is snatching representative democracy from the jaws of cynicism.

The role of technology in education speaks of a transfer of a moral function, and an abdication

September 18, 2020 9:23:44 am

The newly announced policy in education underlines the role of digital resources in these spheres. It says that the apex regulatory body in higher education will “use technology to reduce human interface to ensure efficiency and transparency”.

If Prashant Bhushan believes Kejriwal, Anna Hazare were propped up by RSS, then I beg to differ

September 18, 2020 10:10:27 am

Ashutosh writes: This allegation — that the RSS was behind the Anna movement — is not new. What is new is that the assertion comes from a core member of the movement.

India’s response to Covid-19 reflects the power, problems, potential of federalism

September 18, 2020 9:05:42 am

Response to Covid-19 shows carving out roles through consensus can address challenges to federal governance.

Dalit assertion and politics is dependent on dominant parties in Bihar

September 18, 2020 9:19:55 am

Unlike in UP, Dalit politics in Bihar continue to be dependent on mainstream parties. The Ambedkarite radical consciousness is weaker in the Dalit politics of Bihar and Dalit assertion at the grass roots continues to be weak.

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Open book

September 18, 2020 8:42:59 am

By holding up first-time writers, indie publishers, diverse voices, Booker shortlist mirrors a moment of cultural change.

Out and equal

September 18, 2020 8:42:37 am

In a young democracy, to pit so-called eternal values against individual liberties does disservice to both society and law.

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Data insecurity

September 18, 2020 8:40:46 am

Committee to examine digital surveillance is a welcome first step. A robust personal data protection framework is needed.

Forty Years Ago: September 18, 1980

Forty Years Ago: September 18, 1980

September 18, 2020 12:05:17 am

The Marxist-led Kerala government is assiduously wooing big industrialists. The Chief Minister E K Nayanar had talks with representatives of Birla firms. The CM and his colleagues will attend a conference of industrialists in Bombay on September 29.

Fatigue in the Covid fight grows

September 17, 2020 10:20:46 pm

The response to the pandemic — at behavioural, social, economic and administrative levels — involves behaviour alien to humans. Policymakers need to factor in basic human psychology in framing responses to pandemics

Employee-friendly corporatisation

September 17, 2020 6:37:30 pm

In improving efficiency of the Ordnance Factory Board, the government can allay workers’ fears by following the BSNL and SPMCIL precedent

India should opt for income support so that pandemic does not turn into a financial crisis

September 17, 2020 8:50:57 am

What is needed is ample income support for households and firms now so that the recovery is not hamstrung by excessively damaged balance sheets

At 70, PM Modi has come to represent the spirit of the times

September 17, 2020 8:53:05 am

You yourself have imbibed most of your deep insights into human nature, not at Oxford or Cambridge, but in India from your seasoned, kind and wise mentors of the Sangh Parivar.

In six years, PM Modi has transformed the narrative within India, and outside it

September 17, 2020 8:52:48 am

In six years, our illustrious Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned India into a nation to reckon with.

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