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A day to reaffirm our ties with nature

June 4, 2021 8:44:37 pm

On World Environment Day, let us rededicate ourselves to protecting the only planet conducive to human life

Will the coronavirus birth a new politics?

June 4, 2021 8:48:15 am

A new diction and vocabulary may emerge and get prominence in the framing political narrative of the country, particularly in northern India

We need a vaccine policy based on fairness and justice, not the current Centre vs state vs private sector mess

June 4, 2021 8:47:15 am

The convoluted policy is not ‘muddled’ but well thought through to deflect attention from Centre’s own mismanagement onto the states

How West Bengal CM and chief secretary have undermined federalism

June 4, 2021 8:52:09 am

No doubt should prevail in anyone’s mind about the precedence the prime minister occupies in our constitutional scheme vis-à-vis a chief minister.

Remembering Sunil Jain, the editor on whom labels didn’t stick

June 4, 2021 8:50:07 am

His desire to embrace what’s best for the country was reflected in his non-ideological approach to economics.

Why the draconian sedition law must go

June 4, 2021 8:49:29 am

The Supreme Court, in ‘Vinod Dua’, has held that every journalist is entitled to protection from sedition as defined in the Kedar Nath judgment. A national consensus on the removal of the provision is called for.

What critics of PM Modi’s foreign policy are ignoring

June 3, 2021 2:44:49 pm

Kanwal Sibal, Shyamala B Cowsik, Veena Sikri, Bhaswati Mukherjee write: They are disregarding clear continuities in key areas of foreign policy under the UPA and the NDA governments, and minimising external threats to India.

The battle for Bengal is over, but the war continues

June 3, 2021 9:11:43 am

Yashwant Sinha writes: The Centre-Mamata confrontation suggests there is much at stake today than merely the future of West Bengal.

What does the government’s endorsement of Baba Ramdev mean?

June 3, 2021 9:11:04 am

Alok Rai writes: It is a signal to the Hindu savarna constituency that the dispensation is suitably equipped to defend an indefensible social order.

Naomi Osaka has the right to refuse to speak to the media

June 3, 2021 9:10:53 am

Shivani Naik writes: French Open organisers and the media confused her fragility for petulance. She deserves better

How can we avoid losing another academic year to the pandemic?

June 3, 2021 9:09:57 am

Samir K Brahmachari writes: Vaccinate teachers, open schools and bridge the digital divide, especially in rural areas

Why isn’t the prospect of long-term economic stagnation giving us nightmares?

June 2, 2021 8:05:45 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Even as we battle Covid, we have to think about what will truly reverse the diminishing of our economic fortunes.

Cop and sexy grandma: Kate Winslet as the titular Mare of Easttown is a rare character

June 2, 2021 12:48:06 pm

Shubhra Gupta writes: It once again shows the short shrift given to characters who are mothers and grandmothers in mainstream entertainment.

None involved in Narada scam case have covered themselves in glory

June 2, 2021 8:07:17 am

Rekha Sharma writes: The legal twists and turns of the case so far have raised worrying questions.

What India needs for economic recovery: policy support in general and fiscal support in particular

June 2, 2021 8:07:36 am

Dharmakirti Joshi writes: Without such support, recovery would be unbalanced, leaving a significant share of both companies and households in acute distress, even as overall GDP numbers show better growth.

Why controlling noncommunicable diseases is key to fighting Covid

June 2, 2021 8:06:41 am

Praveen Pardeshi writes: Studies have shown that over 70 per cent of mortalities associated with Covid are due to underlying noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular ailments and cancer

Rework the vaccine policy

June 1, 2021 5:50:50 pm

In the no man’s land between central, concurrent, and state lists of the Constitution, India’s chances of a coordinated vaccine response are fading away, with severe consequences for vaccine equity and access.

Seven years in government vs seven weeks of Covid

June 1, 2021 8:04:57 am

Our institutional weaknesses in terms of setting up oxygen plants or ramping up vaccination, the government’s arrogant and disrespectful dismissal of all criticism as anti-national, have dealt a shattering blow to the Rising India story.

Chippi the lizard: A tale of human compassion

June 1, 2021 8:05:19 am

If the pandemic has revealed the ugliness of death to us, it has also revealed the human capacity for love and empathy.

Vulnerable, scared, grief-stricken: How govts can support children who’ve lost parents to Covid

June 1, 2021 8:05:55 am

Besides empathy and kindness, short, medium and long term solutions are needed for the care and protection of young ones affected by the pandemic.

Tech giants must follow Indian law

June 1, 2021 8:05:47 am

They’re supposed to bring the world closer by democratising debate, but the opacity of their functioning and arbitrary decision-making reveals their biases

Lessons from Pakistan: how to win friends, influence allies, then squander it all

June 1, 2021 8:05:29 am

In the 1950s, the country’s prospects seemed much better than many nations in East Asia and the Middle East. By neglecting economic development, letting magnificent obsessions cloud common sense, and privileging feudal and pre-modern ideologies, Pakistan has fallen rapidly behind its peers.

How seven years of Modi government has transformed India

May 31, 2021 8:57:35 am

As the nation battles through the second Covid-19 wave, the government’s most stellar achievement would be to change its role from ruling to sewa, or service

Resource crunch in states will follow Covid second wave

May 31, 2021 8:57:26 am

Fiscal concerns will be fanned by spike in infections and the associated healthcare costs

India must not miss the cryptocurrency bus

May 31, 2021 8:56:53 am

We had to play catch-up on the first phase of the digital revolution. We are now on cusp of the next phase, which will be led by technologies like blockchain, and we must get our policies right.