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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Keep cops away from prisons

March 6, 2021 8:47:20 am

The police detects crime and maintains law and order, while a prison officer reforms and rehabilitates offenders. One person cannot do both jobs.

Adaptation, not mitigation, should inform India’s climate strategy

March 6, 2021 8:46:29 am

Shyam Saran writes: At the climate change negotiation table, India needs to safeguard its interests and enhance its development prospects.

Lessons from the Republican Cult of Trump

March 6, 2021 8:50:21 am

Rajmohan Gandhi writes: PM Modi has a lot in common with the former US president and the Republican Party’s submission to Trump is bound to invite questions about the BJP.

Women’s needs are key to Swachh Bharat success

March 6, 2021 8:52:20 am

There is no doubt that women can help to drive change and bring about lasting change as the jan andolan of swachhta, health and sanitation gains momentum

Hope for Indo-Pak peace, with caution

March 6, 2021 8:49:11 am

Given India’s investment in Bajwa and his “hand of peace in all directions” doctrine, understanding how an earlier phase of bilateral ties progressed and sputtered out may be instructive

From reality to dream and back, with Jean-Claude Carrière

March 5, 2021 8:57:43 am

Collaborator of cinematic geniuses like Luis Bunuel, Jacques Tati, Peter Brook and Abbas Kiarostami, the late screenwriter was a remarkable storyteller.

Against the new farm laws? Not Gujarat

March 5, 2021 8:58:42 am

The state’s local bodies’ polls have made it clear that most farmers support the BJP and PM Modi.

Heralding a new era of Indo-Pak connectivity and cooperation

March 5, 2021 8:56:52 am

Neither country must lose the hope and momentum generated by the ceasefire agreement, despite likely setbacks.

Intimate partner violence: beyond legal definition of consent

March 5, 2021 8:55:14 am

Scant judicial attention has been paid to the casteist and patriarchal underpinnings of consent

The Haryana bill is constitutionally indefensible, politically cynical

March 5, 2021 8:54:40 am

Domicile-based preferential policies indict the economy as a whole, suggesting a pessimism about both education and job creation

Vaccine

Incentivising The Vaccine Developer

March 4, 2021 5:54:34 pm

Robust IP laws will spur innovations required to deal with a pandemic

Indo-US partnership holds the key to checking China

March 4, 2021 8:52:48 am

Enhanced cooperation on bilateral and multilateral issues, including trade, investment, global vaccine distribution and climate change, would strengthen the strategic logic underpinning this partnership.

No classroom is monolingual. Our education policies must reflect this

March 4, 2021 8:51:54 am

Like its predecessors, the NEP 2020 fails to propose and uphold a multilingual approach to education.

India’s new digital rules are bad news for democracy

March 4, 2021 8:51:45 am

The new rules expand the government’s already considerable control over digital entities and will likely affect freedom of expression and privacy.

India’s migrant workers need better policies

March 4, 2021 8:51:20 am

NITI Aayog’s draft report is well-intentioned. But its failure to address the policy distortions at the root of migrant workers’ issues cannot be overlooked

Why it is important for classrooms to learn to transgress

March 4, 2021 8:51:33 am

Education cannot —and must not – be delinked from politics and its contestations

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Democracy is now a spectator sport

March 3, 2021 9:36:37 pm

The Narendra Modi stadium is a symbol of how citizens have become mere spectators to politics, which is, increasingly, a game controlled by corporate sponsors

Nirav Modi’s extradition is a vindication of India’s judicial system

March 3, 2021 8:45:44 am

A UK court ordering the fugitive businessman’s return is a reminder that the corrupt will face justice under the Narendra Modi government.

What Delhi must do to make sure it isn’t caught off-guard by China again

March 3, 2021 8:45:02 am

Relief at disengagement must be tempered by the fact that it is just the latest act in the ongoing drama being played out by China.

Municipal budgets can make a real difference to citizens’ lives. Here’s how.

March 3, 2021 8:45:13 am

Evidence suggests that citizen participation in budgeting and closer engagement in the monitoring of civic works results in better outcomes and fewer leakages.

Where are the Indian-Australian politicians?

March 3, 2021 8:44:26 am

Australia has not embraced cultural and ethnic diversity in parliament to the same degree as Britain and the US, where Indian-origin politicians were elected to government as early as the 1890s and 1957, respectively

Indian ‘atmanirbharta’ in space and pharmaceuticals is an exception. It must be the norm

March 3, 2021 8:44:18 am

Once a knowledge economy role model for other developing nations, India lost its leading position due to flight of homegrown talent and stiff competition from China

India, China,

The thaw in Ladakh

March 2, 2021 7:45:38 pm

How India and China succeeded in working out a disengagement plan on the LAC

Govt must ensure sufficient monitoring as private entities are drawn into vaccination drive

March 2, 2021 8:58:39 am

To ensure that the public health goals of vaccination are achieved, the government must put in place checks to ensure compliance of screening procedures, vaccination protocols and proper monitoring of AEFIs.

Priya Ramani acquittal opens new paths for Indian feminist movement

March 2, 2021 8:58:48 am

The acquittal of Priya Ramani can be a real opportunity for us to make sexual consent a dialogue in the broader public sphere where stories shared by women without fear of retaliation through legal means can become catalysts for change.

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