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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.

Fixing volatility

August 17, 2009 3:30:12 am

The Prime Minister’s speech on Independence Day recognised that the drought will impact agricultural production. He reiterated that nobody…

Terrorist and Virus

August 15, 2009 12:56:24 pm

On your screens,a battle between imperative and instinct


August 13, 2009 4:52:39 pm

Finally,the India-ASEAN free trade agreement will get off the ground in Bangkok,after six years of haggling.

Facing the Arihant challenge

August 13, 2009 1:49:44 pm

India’s proactive military doctrine is clearly aimed at Pakistan,leaving it little option but to build on its own nuclear stash….

Capitalism for kisan

August 13, 2009 3:48:44 am

Why agriculture is a victim of urban selfishness and political correctness….

Renewing the Conventions

August 13, 2009 3:46:07 am

The Geneva Conventions are 60 but still a work in progress….

Panic stations

August 13, 2009 3:43:22 am

Swine flu has created panic across the country. It is known that the death toll is increasing but one would like to question….

More of a stale Formula?

August 13, 2009 3:36:07 am

With Schumacher calling off his comeback,motor racing has lost the human story it desperately needed….

Machines and machinations

August 13, 2009 3:33:42 am

In an Organiser article “Is electronic rigging subverting electoral mandate” G.V.L Narasimha Rao writes….

To talk or not to talk

August 13, 2009 3:31:46 am

This is the fifteenth meeting with my Pakistani counterpart — I don’t see any reason to sit for the twentieth time to discuss the draft of the joint statement….

Pinning and tackling swine flu

August 12, 2009 1:25:32 pm

Two welcome developments over the last couple of days have come as some relief to a beleaguered nation beset with anxiety about swine flu.

CJI,please declare my assets

August 12, 2009 3:19:54 am

A leader of the Bar,Fali S. Nariman,commenting on the Rajya Sabha’s refusal to grant leave to introduce the Judge’s (Declaration of Assets and Liabilities) Bill 2009…

Project India?

August 12, 2009 3:17:01 am

Here’s my agreement with Shekhar Gupta (“A new Project Pakistan”; Indian Express; August 8): I would not just want a green card or H-1B to migrate.

H1N1 debates

August 12, 2009 3:14:12 am

The fear surrounding the H1N1 virus is justified . The question is how organisations like the WHO failed to advise and coordinate restrictions on travelling from countries…

View from the LEFT

August 12, 2009 2:54:35 am

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy claims that the strategic relationship with the US is reducing India into a subordinate ally…

Maritime CBMs

August 12, 2009 2:51:56 am

As India and China continued their seemingly endless negotiations on the boundary dispute last week in Delhi,there was another event in faraway Cochin at the southern tip of the subcontinent.

The drought isn’t of ideas: Rajiv showed it 20 years ago

August 11, 2009 2:13:36 pm

There are three lessons to learn from the 1987-’89 drought policy in addition to the policies already announced.

Difficult,but doable

August 11, 2009 4:39:41 am

Shekhar Gupta’s assessment that Indo-Pak relations are bedevilled by the anti-Indian “virus” in the mind of the Pakistani establishment is correct….

Class monitors

August 11, 2009 4:36:29 am

There are enough simple fixes for policing problems. Better training,for one….

Let’s put it to a vote

August 11, 2009 4:32:29 am

The public response to climate change is way ahead of the political debate….

TV’s contagious panic

August 11, 2009 4:32:14 am

Swine flu or sex flu? If it’s H1N1 you’re looking to,then of course you must choose the news channels which are spreading it as far and wide…

The silence heard around the world

August 11, 2009 4:00:00 am

We mail,we blog,we twitter. Yet,it is on mornings like that of August 6,that we stop taking for granted how dependent we are on technology.

Battling alone

August 10, 2009 3:46:24 am

Iran’s civil movement does not and will not need the West….

Find the side effects

August 10, 2009 3:43:19 am

NREGA could be better integrated with public health policy

For posterity

August 10, 2009 3:33:24 am

Whether judges should be required to reveal their assets is thought provoking….