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Results of sero survey offer hope. Next phase needs less fear, better governance

July 24, 2020 9:32:26 am

The next phase requires a widespread understanding of the disease, of less fear and better governance. And a schedule of relaxations and tightening of rules which aim to meet infrastructure constraints and not merely to promote virtue.

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Sayed Haider Raza: An artist who was a grateful heir to the plurality, richness and depth of Indian civilisation

July 24, 2020 10:03:06 am

Raza was full of love and lure of the world, especially nature but he also enacted his gratitude to the world and civilisation he belonged to. He was a grateful heir to the plurality, richness and depth of Indian civilisation.

India should monitor ties between China and Iran, but must guard against hasty conclusions

July 23, 2020 8:52:12 am

The pursuit of a closer security partnership with the US does not mean that India should follow the US lead on its other important relationships.

Amarnath Yatra must wait for a better time

July 23, 2020 9:17:21 am

Why did it take so long to cancel the Yatra in the interest of the health of the people of the Valley and those who facilitate the pilgrimage?

In times of pandemic, PDS shops should provide rations to all

July 23, 2020 8:58:55 am

India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late.

CBSE must rethink its evaluation approach and have a system which encourages actual learning

July 23, 2020 8:55:46 am

Inflating marks might make the parents, the students and the politicians feel good. But this race to the “top” is really a race to the bottom which will have long-term consequences.

It is high time courts revisited use of a ‘floor test’ to prove a majority in a legislature

July 23, 2020 8:57:36 am

Let us hope the judiciary re-calibrates itself in this direction because they are the last and only hope. Political parties and their leaders have clearly sounded the bugle: Constitution aside, we want power.

Explained: The ‘Bhilwara model’ of ‘ruthless containment’ to stop the coronavirus

How the pandemic strengthens patriarchy

July 22, 2020 8:18:03 pm

The greater emphasis on domestic and care work, decline in certain industries, has affected the well-being and economic freedom of women disproportionately

India must formally revive Quad, seek its expansion

July 22, 2020 9:02:59 am

The time for ambivalence is over and while India will have to fight its own territorial battles with determination, this is the moment to seek external balancing. It is also time to seek an enlargement of this grouping into a partnership of the like-minded.

Covid compels us to understand social world differently, rethink borders

July 22, 2020 9:02:35 am

What explains the intrusion of the virus into every nook and corner of the globe is the way the present world is made up of complex associations and assemblies. The greatest challenge before us is to reconfigure the network of things without holding it back.

A journey to Bihar, UP, Karnataka shows that the pandemic’s challenge is being met

July 22, 2020 9:04:23 am

Activities are now in full swing under the leadership of young “generalist” IAS officers. They have faced truly challenging times during COVID-19 and have come up trumps, as usual

Policymakers still talk of ‘food security’, it’s time to plan for ‘nutritional self-reliance’

July 22, 2020 9:04:01 am

Farmers will need to be supported in perpetuity; they can never become atmanirbhar. The question is how best to support farmers such that India may become nutrition self-reliant

Scrapping of ECA quota for Delhi University points to curtailment of diversity, shrinking canvas of learning

July 22, 2020 9:05:06 am

Knowledge, experience and wisdom from diverse fields must permeate the everyday discourse, practice and rhythm of colleges and universities for the tokenism of quotas to be rendered redundant.

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The futility of lockdowns

July 21, 2020 8:10:16 pm

Imposing curfews at any sign of the surge in COVID cases does not solve any purpose. Instead public health facilities need to be strengthened and safety protocols stringently adhered to

PB Mehta writes: Padmanabhaswamy case turns on specific facts, but there are wider political ramifications

July 21, 2020 10:30:09 am

It is actually the state, whom the temple rescue brigade reviles, that created a national Hindu legal identity, and perhaps unwittingly abetted Hindutva in its political form.

Art that is relayed digitally misses the warmth and context of human contact

July 21, 2020 8:46:46 am

Surely art relayed digitally can never create the stir of excitement at a brush stroke or a wisp of flying colour or an unfaltering line. Nor can the discussion lead to a shared laughter or a disgruntled shake.

Amid the uncertainty, this year will see a sobering expansion in fiscal deficit

July 21, 2020 8:50:20 am

However, amidst all these concerns, yields on government security appear remarkably sanguine, as if they are patiently waiting for the central bank to absorb the extra sovereign borrowings in the primary or secondary market.

For India, costs of neglecting new Arabian business are far higher than a lost railway contract in Iran

July 21, 2020 9:19:31 am

India is no minor economic force in the Arab world, having had a much longer engagement with the region than China. Instead of defining an unrealistic competition with Beijing, Delhi must up its own commercial game in the Arab world.

State intervention is needed to make farming economically and ecologically viable

July 21, 2020 8:50:52 am

Instead of further liberalisation of agriculture, state intervention for better pricing, investments in water harvesting and an agroecological transition could ensure a more resilient system to weather shocks like the current one.

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Locking horns at the border

July 20, 2020 9:05:33 pm

Smugglers and security agencies face-off on the India-Bangladesh borders over illegal cattle trade

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It is unjust that refusal of bail to Sudha Bharadwaj is based on inadmissible evidence

July 20, 2020 9:21:11 am

The observation of the Court in Bharadwaj’s case that the decision as to whether a document is admissible in evidence or not will have to wait for the trial stage is unbelievable. Courts routinely exclude inadmissible documents or statements (such as hearsay) from consideration while deciding bail applications.

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Congress fumbling, as in Rajasthan, could end up being catalyst for spurt of regional parties

July 20, 2020 9:11:09 am

Suhas Palshikar writes: It would be interesting to see whether the Congress seeks to move in the direction of a more federal handling of factionalism without necessarily allowing state-level factions to hijack the state units. But if what is happening in Rajasthan is mere drift, then it seems more than likely that leaders like Pilot, from many states, might consider forming their own state parties.

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In agri-inputs, govt should free private sector from unnecessary controls and regulation

July 20, 2020 9:26:12 am

The private sector is our strength. The only thing the government has to do is to unshackle them from the chains of controls and webs of unnecessary regulations. They will make an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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It is no longer Pakistan seeking Chinese support for its adventurism as much as it is the other way around. India must prepare

July 20, 2020 9:31:36 am

China’s success or failure in such adventurism will set the course of its future strategy against its multiple adversaries. That is the psyche which India must exploit to prevent escalation and win this and impending standoffs without fighting.

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Despite govt claims, migrants continue to be vulnerable and abandoned

July 20, 2020 9:37:32 am

Even though Adityanath announced more than once that needy people will get ration even without a ration card, the fact is that the returnee migrant labourers who don’t have ration cards or their names have been struck off from ration cards because they were not staying in their village, are neither getting the regular quota of ration nor the free quota made available during the coronavirus crisis period.