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Call me by any other name

February 22, 2020 1:39:44 am

Mohan Bhagwat’s advice to people to refrain from using the term nationalism has TV channels in a fix, while in China, collateral damage of coronavirus claims the entire staff of a newspaper

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In Valley, a reality check: My trip to Srinagar laid bare a false narrative of normalcy

February 22, 2020 6:50:15 pm

If, when I was in the foreign service, I had reported to my ambassador after such a trip that I had found “normalcy” in Srinagar, he would have recommended that my further promotions be frozen.

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Like Swachh Bharat, Jal Jeevan Mission will benefit the wider economy

February 22, 2020 10:36:14 am

It is fairly clear now that investment in sanitation is actually a facilitator for broader economic, health and social gains. This is the chain of arguments that we encouraged the sanitation ministers of Africa assembled at Addis Ababa to use to bring their finance ministries on board.

Harappan meat-eaters, Lutyens’ vegetarians

February 22, 2020 9:11:47 am

An old discomfort persists among ruling elites vis a vis the country’s earliest civilisation.

My dear Shaheen Bagh: No reason for you to fear CAA, or, if it comes, the NRC

February 21, 2020 9:45:31 am

Another fallacy that has been doing the rounds has been that the CAA, NPR and NRC have been created to turn India into a “Brahminical society”, or that the “Hindutva” mindset will rule supreme. This is all gibberish propaganda by the Opposition that has lost its ground.

India must urgently transform its economy to get to green frontier

February 21, 2020 9:43:06 am

India’s growth transformation has to be green. The economy must be competitive as well as sustainable

Treatment of Rohingya refugees by Modi government display a discriminatory attitude towards Muslims

February 21, 2020 9:41:04 am

Sending Rohingya back would mean violating the right to life, constitutional morality.

Modi’s neighbourhood policy is predicated on his ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ vision for inclusive growth

February 21, 2020 10:14:45 am

India has promoted regional cooperation in South Asia in a spirit of generosity, without insisting on reciprocity

Disappointing as Kejriwal’s silences may be, AAP succeeded in Delhi because it has a programme

February 21, 2020 10:35:47 am

Why should not a commitment to improving the lives of ordinary people count as politics? If a democracy cannot improve the lives of people when it is possible to do so, it is not worth having. Political parties with ideologies cannot change this feature.

Integrated Nutrient Management: Soil health cards for sustainable agriculture

Integrated Nutrient Management: Soil health cards for sustainable agriculture

February 20, 2020 1:07:33 am

Application of fertilisers based on soil testing taken up on a mission mode is creating a quiet revolution.

Those opposing CAA-NRC are doing disservice to Gandhiji’s worldview

Those opposing CAA-NRC are doing disservice to Gandhiji’s worldview

February 21, 2020 9:13:28 am

The CAA supports the wishes of Gandhiji in letter and spirit. It took 72 years for a government to put aside political calculations and have the courage to implement Gandhiji’s wishes.

Trump has made India’s trade headache more acute. But he has also opened up opportunities

Trump has made India’s trade headache more acute. But he has also opened up opportunities

February 20, 2020 10:22:32 am

Trade has long been a contentious issue between New Delhi and Washington. Donald Trump administration has made the problem more acute, but India too is turning to protectionism.

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China must stop playing politics with global health, keeping Taiwan out of WHO constitutes clear danger to people globally

February 20, 2020 11:04:07 am

A democratic Taiwan benefits the world community. It is time for Taiwan to be included in the international efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.

Protests are not just against the CAA-NRIC-NPR trinity, but have already succeeded in numerous ways

February 28, 2020 10:22:03 pm

The other part of the movement, therefore, must be to deepen our unity and solidarity. It must address not just the state but each of us. In the end, the kind of country we become will be determined not by law or court judgments, but by whether love or hate colonises our hearts.

Young women, as in Gargi college, must take on those who assault them

Young women, as in Gargi college, must take on those who assault them

February 20, 2020 10:31:15 am

The monster is both within the college and, also, hanging around outside. We, from small towns, can recognise him from a distance. And yet, you — from the famed national capital — failed to do so.

SC ruling in favour of women officers in Army is pathbreaking, extends arc of equality

SC ruling in favour of women officers in Army is pathbreaking, extends arc of equality

February 19, 2020 11:18:05 am

Article 14 of the Constitution has been pressed into service as prescribing “a right to rationality” that forbids any “blanket” and “absolute” prohibition.

Neighbours’ mind games: India, Pakistan must initiate dialogue between nuclear experts

February 19, 2020 11:34:01 am

The establishment of credible mutual deterrence between two nuclear rivals, by diminishing the possibility of a surprise nuclear attack, forms the basis of what is termed “strategic stability”.

Forty Years Ago, February 19, 1980: States’ crisis

February 19, 2020 12:29:28 am

The assemblies were dissolved by a presidential proclamation and the states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Orissa, Rajasthan and Punjab — brought under central rule.

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View From The Right: Poll lessons

February 19, 2020 12:26:16 am

According to the article, while AAP showcased its schools and mohalla clinics, the BJP had to carry the burden of inept municipal councillors.

Even if we disagree with Sharjeel Imam’s statements, it is important to stand up for his right to speak

Even if we disagree with Sharjeel Imam’s statements, it is important to stand up for his right to speak

February 19, 2020 11:48:58 am

To criminalise protests by Muslims and disallow them to even speak is to tell them that they are not part of the democratic universe of India. For what is democracy if not the freedom to have a view which could be contrary to the mainstream?

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