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Saturday, December 04, 2021

What the NFHS data reveals about inequality in India

🔴 Surjit S Bhalla, Karan Bhasin write: It suggests an inclusive pattern of development with poorer states doing better on development indicators

How a literarature festival celebrated the realities of 'minor' languages

🔴 The Kokrajhar Literary Festival showed that the civilising missions of the dominant can be radically reversed into transforming themselves, and languages are the best platform towards this

National Family Benefit Scheme is in urgent need of revival

🔴 Jean Dreze and Jasmin Naur Hafiz write: Revamping it won't be possible without a major increase in the NFBS budget

True religiosity is a quest and has no boundaries

🔴 Avijit Pathak writes: It is not about repeating the scriptures like a parrot, wearing special uniforms, and following the crowd

Disrupting Parliament is a sin. Refusing to apologise for it, even more so

🔴 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi writes: For these 'non-believers' in democracy, parliamentary participation is only an absurd pretence

The politics of hurt

April 15, 2009 1:35:15 am

The theme of victimhood is costing the BJP

Independent,not free

April 15, 2009 1:33:51 am

A poisonous mix of accounting opaqueness,regulatory laxity and judicial indolence is a major roadblock to smooth development…

Clawing back,slowly

April 14, 2009 7:24:31 pm

Between the months of April and June,Malaysia hosts the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament.

From Syria,a call for ‘Undivided India’

April 14, 2009 6:11:23 pm

The RSS vision of an Akhand Bharat has an unlikely supporter,the Grand Mufti of Syria.

Keeping tabs on SRK and Salman

April 14, 2009 5:23:49 pm

There are no new releases at the multiplex because of the stalemate with the producers and distributors forum.

Swat’s wicked problem

April 14, 2009 12:20:25 am

On April 9,Sufi Muhammad,chief of Tehreek Nifaz-e Shariat-e Muhammadi left his peace camp in the district of Swat…

Reading the kahwa leaves

April 14, 2009 12:18:50 am

Sajjad Lone’s decision to contest parliamentary elections from the Baramula constituency reflects a definite shift in the political situation of Kashmir.

Kid fights and child marriages

April 14, 2009 12:17:44 am

Close your eyes. Relax the mind; allow the images of the election campaign you have seen on television,to float freely into the blackness behind your eyelids.

To reform CBI

April 14, 2009 12:16:12 am

This refers to Justice J.S. Verma’s very instructive column ‘Incredible CBI’.

Philosophy of poverty

April 14, 2009 12:13:51 am

Forget SP’s mess,take the three main manifestos,and the overlap is frightening

Can reserving seats ‘work’?

April 14, 2009 12:12:48 am

After the drama of elections is over,NGOs and the leaders of the women’s movement are likely to push for women’s reservations…

Envoy’s vision

April 13, 2009 10:15:40 pm

Richard Holbrooke has rightfully expressed concern over the growing power of the Taliban and subsequent terrorist activities.

Bureau of nods and winks

April 13, 2009 10:13:55 pm

The Central Bureau of Investigation is again in the news. With the filing in court of its “closure report” in the case of Jagdish Tytler…

Remember $150 oil?

April 13, 2009 10:11:47 pm

The recently concluded G-20 summit in London was a missed opportunity for India in pushing at least one big idea…

Why Liverpool fans are still hopeful

April 13, 2009 9:36:09 am

What’s the fun in scoring three goals in 15 minutes and spending the rest of the 75 assured of victory?

‘Let’s now ask banks who is credit-worthy: the rich who do not pay back or the poor who do’

April 12, 2009 2:39:51 am

With his Grameen Bank,Muhammad Yunus,winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,redefined the concept of lending. In this Idea Exchange moderated by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee,Deputy Executive Editor (The Financial Express),Yunus speaks about the current economic crisis and explains the role of micro-credit banks in dealing with poverty

Why is India’s ‘Regent’ PM angry?

April 12, 2009 1:59:30 am

Of late,our soft-spoken Prime Minister has begun using harsh language—not about the enemies of the nation but about the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Crusades against corruption must begin at home

April 12, 2009 1:18:41 am

Half way through this election campaign the only thing that can be said with certainty is that it has mostly been a bore.

Kasab and fair trial

April 12, 2009 1:17:22 am

Courage is not a prevalent virtue in our legal fraternity save some honourable exceptions.

Fronting for a cause

April 12, 2009 1:16:33 am

If the first front is the UPA,then the second front is the NDA. The aim of the second front is to oust the first front.

Mera joota jadugar

April 12, 2009 1:15:40 am

As E-Day approaches,Indian politics appears to be having a nervous breakdown.

A world to run

April 11, 2009 10:53:41 pm

India and China have become – by objective standards – America’s most important allies in the 21st century.

Lesson from news shoenami

April 11, 2009 10:51:27 pm

The evening of the day of the shoe,CNN-IBN’s 10 pm prime time show featured the following on-screen captions: ‘Shoecide attack..

Shockumentary evidence

April 11, 2009 10:49:55 pm

Documentary film maker Samar Minallah’s video of the 17-year-old Chand Bibi’s public flogging was news that shook the world.

Sole flies

April 11, 2009 10:21:52 pm

Apropos of your twin editorials ‘Sole baring’ and ‘Congress’s choice’,one lesson that can be drawn from the growing “shoe-chucking…