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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Conformity and inequality are wired into our education system

The arrests in the Bhima Koregaon case frame a transformation in India’s polity and police force

The NDA has a slight edge in the Bihar polls, despite Nitish Kumar’s dwindling popularity

All states must be brought into the mainstream of family laws

Accounting for life and death

March 12, 2009 3:04:37 pm

Moving from guesstimates to information about maternal mortality

Right reproach

March 11, 2009 10:58:24 pm

The Srikrishna committee’s report on the Chennai lawyers’ agitation is at once gratifying in its candid incisiveness,as it is disturbing in its underscoring the evident deterioration…..

The writes and wrongs of a critic

March 11, 2009 1:03:18 am

Amita Malik’s criticism was a goad to better reporting

Another world is possible

March 11, 2009 12:58:12 am

The lead editorial in CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy titled “Vote for People’s Alternative” once again extends a call for an alternative government at the centre while stressing that it was very much possible,post poll…..

Saving Pakistan from itself

March 11, 2009 12:56:04 am

Misconceptions that must be discarded before we can make headway

Saving the world can wait

March 11, 2009 12:55:39 am

A sombre realism has entered US foreign policy — even the Taliban can be invited to the table

Keeping it real

March 10, 2009 2:01:14 am

The porous membrane that separates truth and illusion

Show us some audacity

March 10, 2009 1:23:52 am

Slow and steady doesn’t cut it in a crisis of such proportions

In cold blood

March 10, 2009 1:19:54 am

Naveen Patnaik has taken a calculated risk,and shown the BJP he can’t be taken for granted

Hard mosaic

March 10, 2009 1:13:53 am

Every party,as well as every leader of any consequence,is trying to form winning or bargaining combinations notwithstanding public expectations or the demands of their own so-called ideology……

After Annadurai

March 9, 2009 1:10:03 am

The main Dravida parties,the DMK and the AIADMK,choose to call the BJP “communal” or otherwise depending on their respective alliance interests….

Politics of Missile Defence

March 8, 2009 5:47:21 pm

C. Raja Mohan

As India celebrates the third successful anti-missile test conducted off the Orissa coast on Friday,New Delhi might continue to have trouble managing the politics of missile defence at home and abroad.

Are we any better off than Pakistan?

March 8, 2009 4:30:00 am

How sad that our Home Minister should have found the most unexpected way to link India to the terrorist attack in Lahore last week…..

Soliloquy,with Atalji’s poetry

March 8, 2009 4:28:26 am

The poet who wrote these defiant and inspirational lines is now back at his home,after many days of hospitalisation….

In memoriam

March 8, 2009 4:27:00 am

I wanted to write this column about the great pleasure of meeting old friends after a long time….

Pop go the comrades

March 8, 2009 4:26:15 am

Our Marxists have never hidden their contempt for pop culture and American commercial cinema and TV. But when the CPI(M) discovered that two of its own were getting awards from such reviled bourgeois institutions


March 8, 2009 12:31:36 am

What a lot of fuss about the few possessions of the Mahatma which went on sale in New York. His ideals are evoked but seldom followed…..

Lahore attack

March 7, 2009 11:39:34 pm

The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore evoked fear and wrath in the Pakistani press against their own country.

Notes from news TV

March 7, 2009 11:36:17 pm

At least one advantage of having to watch news TV and think about it is that you can recall bits that may have been rendered unremarkable…

War and peace

March 7, 2009 11:35:04 pm

Faced with an unwinnable war,the Pakistan army sues for peace

Standing strong

March 7, 2009 10:48:20 pm

Such panic plays into terrorists’ hands. We are a big and strong country with entrenched democratic and secular institutions…..

Deemed universities: a concept gone haywire

March 7, 2009 5:21:20 pm

Bibek Debroy
We think of a good idea,mess up its implementation and then scrap the idea. The HRD Ministry’s website has a list of 123 deemed universities.

Who you calling socialist?

March 6, 2009 12:40:19 am

“We are all socialists now,” proclaims Newsweek. We are creating “socialist republics” in the United States…

For Republicans,it’s partisan time

March 6, 2009 12:39:21 am

The 2008 election sent many messages. At the top: Americans wanted to turn the page on the politics of division and partisan pettiness..

Bar room brawls

March 6, 2009 12:37:48 am

That lawyering is a political profession seems obvious enough. But when courts mimic Parliament — sloganeering,scuffles,strikes et al…