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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Liberal Victimhood: It hides structural oppression of the marginalised, appropriates their protests

On crime against women, bad questions, poor answers

Demoralised teachers are ill-suited to deliver Delhi’s new curriculum to students

Bengaluru's new pet licensing laws are beset by the familiar failing of public policy

Former President Pranab Mukherjee with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the event in Nagpur.
Most intolerant of them all

Reactions to Mukherjee’s visit to Nagpur hold the mirror to Left-liberals, not RSS

Emergency Day

When repressive laws were oppressively implemented, and the people looked in vain to the courts

With the breakdown of the alliance, the Union will again polarise the state through proceedings in court.
Choreography of a break-up

It was scripted into coming together of BJP with PDP. In run-up to 2019, polarised J&K will add fuel to BJP fire.

In his victory speech, following the declaration of the election result on Monday, Erdogan struck a combative note, promising to “fight Turkey’s enemies” at home and abroad.
Erdogan, again

Turkish president’s re-election is a reminder: The route to authoritarianism can be paved with democracy, elections.

Delhi’s residents have been remarkably stoic, even when they have disapproved of the way the city’s authorities manage the environment.
A spreading green

Protests against felling of trees in Delhi signal a possibility — of a broader ownership of environmental issues and concerns.

How Not To Teach English

Narrowing it to language impoverishes humanities, other knowledge systems.

In Good Faith: Balancing the myth

The stories of great religious traditions are needed to make sense of the world. In their stagnation, lie dangers of fundamentalism

From plate to plough: Not all milk and honey

Only 21 per cent of India’s milk production gets processed through the organised sector and the rest passes through unorganised small players. And that’s where the crisis is most intense.

The government will institute cases against Indira Gandhi in a magisterial court in Delhi.
June 25, 1978, Forty Years Ago

Congress-I president Indira Gandhi said she was visiting the Paunar ashram to frame a new programme for the betterment of the poor with the blessings of Acharya Vinoba Bhave.

The use of the test in Indian cricket has raised questions even from within the BCCI.
The PM’s baby

New Zealand Prime Minister’s pregnancy and motherhood have sent out some remarkable signals — for working women and men.

Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan today, her minister oversees preparations
View From The Neighbourhood: Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Delhi

the delegation came “looking for an “unbiased approach to election from India” and claimed “a positive change in the attitude of New Delhi to have a credible, inclusive and neutral election”.

Oli has himself stressed that his government wants to intensify relations with both countries.
No zero sum game

As Nepal walks tightrope between India and China, Delhi must focus on delivering on its own commitments to Kathmandu.

As per the Constitution, the President can declare Emergency only on the recommendation of the Union cabinet. (Express archive photo)
Lessons from dark times

Remembering Emergency: The people must stay at the forefront of protecting democracy.

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If not Narendra Modi then who could be India’s next PM?

If not Modi then who could be India’s next prime minister? Is it time to start asking this question? I think it could be because Indian voters are today more impatient than they were 10 years ago, and they are much more aspirational.

Ever since the first India-Pakistan war soon after Independence, Kashmir has never been at peace.
Groundhog state

A referendum in the Indian part of J&K should ask the people a simple question: Do you wish to stay in India or not?

Varun’s point is that the land, infrastructure, name and concept of a people’s car were thanks to his father, even if the end product was different.
Inside Track: Car seva

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is a seasoned political player. Her recent meeting with Congress leader Ahmed Patel is seen as an attempt to compensate for not attending Rahul Gandhi’s iftar.

Bergman was not influenced by the Russian film theory or Italian neorealism or the French New Wave. (Illustration: C R)
Remembering Bergman

Bergman was very fond of the Faroe Islands, the island of sheep. With the death of his wife Ingrid von Rosen, he was alone with only the sheep of the island.

The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign.
Across the aisle: The remains of the day

When the political parties demanded a ceasefire for the Ramzan month, the Chief of Army Staff had taken upon himself the responsibility of answering the demand and had said, “Azaadi is not going to happen, never… if you want to fight us, then we will fight you with all our force.” Following the imposition of Governor’s rule, he repeated the cliched phrase that “anti-terror operations will continue” and added “we don’t have any kind of political interference”.

Let the elite pay

To reform education system, provide a level playing field, regardless of caste, sex, or income. Stop subsidising higher education for the rich.

A spectre not yet laid to rest

Events of 1984 still scar the Punjab mindscape. A People’s Commission and a Peace Memorial are needed.