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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Will South Asia go blind?

If some Indians — not all —can find excuses to taunt, abuse, harm, hurt, terrorise or kill fellow Indians who are Muslims, will not Hindus and Sikhs living in other countries become the objects of taunts, abuse, harm, hurt, terror or homicide? In a combustible sub-continent, ‘action’ and ‘reaction’ can never be neatly separated.

New problems in Kashmir

Tavleen Singh writes: Kashmir story since that summer in 1981 when Sheikh Abdullah anointed Farooq his heir by handing over his ‘crown of thorns’, it worries me that we are not talking more about Kashmir.

Today, like on the field, let cricket come first

Sandeep Dwivedi writes: On big India-Pakistan match days, like today, when most news channels in both the countries turn into war rooms, and some walk the extra mile to hold dog-fight debates at Wagah border, the Shahid bhais of the sub-continent go unrepresented.

She Said: Best choli forward, and anybody can dance

Leena Misra writes: In Ahmedabad, my first garba was at a club where people piled their belongings, including footwear, at the centre of the dance to “guard” them — a shocker for one used to strangers dancing together.

Inside Track: Look Who’s Talking

Commi Kapoor writes: Rahul’s complete sway over the party was apparent when he declared that he would don the formal crown as president only when he chose to and not simply because some begged him to.

Greasing palms

August 21, 2009 3:18:47 am

Corruption robs you of cash as well as dignity….

Falling apart

August 21, 2009 12:42:53 am

By expelling a senior leader like Jaswant Singh,on the pretext of his writing something about someone that the BJP had an ideological problem….

Bitter sweet

August 21, 2009 12:40:06 am

Sugar reform is half-done,so there’s none in stores…

Set the record right

August 21, 2009 12:37:30 am

A brief history of India’s Left and its stints in power….

Will you watch this film?

August 20, 2009 5:08:27 pm

These days it’s all about innovative publicity strategies. It’s all about getting the eyeballs.

Chinese Whispers

August 20, 2009 5:00:56 pm

Admiral Mehta’s parting cannon ball on India’s security appropriately eclipsed the episode on a Chinese scholar talking of dismembering India.

Not enough

August 20, 2009 2:48:57 am

The CJI’s suggestion that high court judges increase their workload from 210 days to 220 days is welcome; but it’s still too little,too late….

The G3 of 3G

August 20, 2009 2:46:50 am

Endless delays in 3G allocation are a real problem….

Party to differences

August 20, 2009 2:42:51 am

This is not about Jinnah. It is about the state of the BJP…

Politics by other means

August 20, 2009 2:24:00 am

Kargil had been reduced to a political pointscoring matter. Finally,we seem ready to give the armed forces their due…

The old in the new

August 20, 2009 2:19:59 am

By subverting popular idioms,a new wave of filmmakers are redefining Hindi cinema…

God of big things

August 20, 2009 2:16:02 am

Tendulkar’s few rumblings are heeded. What about Sehwag’s rebellion?

Strong-arm diplomacy

August 20, 2009 2:12:36 am

A news item,titled “Mohan Bhagwat terms Sharm el-Sheikh a diplomatic faux pas”,in the latest issue of the Organiser….

We’re not racing anywhere,Pakistan

August 19, 2009 4:18:03 am

The INS Arihant nuclear-powered submarine,yet to get its missiles,has been a long time a-coming,as the old Eartha Kitt song goes. But it’s been worth the wait.

The GREAT GAME Folio

August 19, 2009 4:14:37 am

The great game was largely about promoting,and preventing,the integration of inner Asia with the Eurasian rim lands.

View from the LEFT

August 19, 2009 4:11:04 am

CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat engaged in a fraternal argument with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen in the latest issue of party mouthpiece People’s Democracy…

Change you can’t quite believe

August 19, 2009 4:09:05 am

This is the season when Americans of Indian origin wing back home for their summer break. Previously,that annual pilgrimage…

It’s the system

August 19, 2009 1:58:17 am

It is true that the wonderful “liberal principles” don’t quite apply to non-US citizens at immigration check….

Two for the price of one

August 19, 2009 1:56:13 am

Dump the current women’s bill,and solve two problems at once….

Three kinds of drought

August 19, 2009 1:51:20 am

Will Monsoon 2009 bring clarity to ways of empowering the farmer?

Close the deal

August 18, 2009 4:23:57 am

Ignoring strategic factors in procurement decisions can’t continue….

Stepping aside

August 18, 2009 4:21:14 am

The powerlessness of standing in an immigration queue….

Kiran Bedi,Judge Dread

August 18, 2009 1:10:16 am

Kiran Bedi,in her signature short back and sides,her intelligent spectacles and a finger which wags almost at will when confronted by criminals…

Are we there yet?

August 18, 2009 12:43:52 am

Talk of the end of the Great Recession and a return to normality is premature. Surging profits in the City of London and Wall Street should remind…

On different scales

August 17, 2009 3:32:48 am

Inflation has risen in recent weeks. Higher food prices are the biggest contributor to this rise. The rise in inflation raises a question on the RBI’s stance on monetary policy.

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