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Saturday, December 04, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

OUR FRIEND FROM TEXAS

January 23, 2009 12:47:54 am

Like the rest of the world,Indians have plenty of reasons to ridicule or even vilify the outgoing US President George Bush.

Free press needs to make a profit

January 23, 2009 12:46:32 am

American newspapers are battling bankruptcy. Here’s what to do

‘No Hindi,no English. How?’

January 23, 2009 12:44:54 am

Indira Gandhi’s elevation to premiership was surrounded by intrigue

Pointers from Barack

January 22, 2009 11:28:45 pm

After taking the oath of office Barack Obama has now become one of the most powerful men on the planet and an icon for this generation.

Congress wakes up

January 22, 2009 10:56:40 pm

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled ‘A new enlightenment for Congress’ observes…

Pragmatic Obama

January 22, 2009 10:55:26 pm

As he promised a definitive departure from the many controversial domestic and foreign policies of the unpopular Bush Administration…

Will America buy this inspirational story too?

January 22, 2009 10:52:50 pm

With Oscar nominations being announced later today,just two days after President Barack Obama’s entry into the White House…

Slumdog is Deewar redux

January 22, 2009 4:13:39 pm

Harneet Singh | FULLY FILMI
It’s a defining moment of Slumdog Millionaire. A six-year-old slum kid locked in a makeshift toilet jumps into a pile of shit just so he can run and get an autograph of his beloved Amitabhji.

Changing India

January 22, 2009 2:28:11 pm

Yoginder K. Alagh | CHARWAK
There is palpable change in India. The new generation performs and demands better performance. It does well in sports and in the economy.

Media’s Chosen Victims

January 22, 2009 1:40:08 pm

Coomi Kapoor | BLOG BYTES
TV personality Karan Thapar,known for his hard-hitting interviews,did a role-reversal at the end of the year. He asked one of the guests on his show,Arun Jaitley,to interview him.

Arthashastra’s Centennial

January 22, 2009 1:36:10 pm

C. Raja Mohan | RAJA-MANDALA
The title of this blog,Raja-Mandala,is drawn from the ancient Indian description of the laws that govern the conduct of relations within a circle of states.

Slumdog’s chances

January 22, 2009 12:03:49 pm

It isn’t the first time that the world needs hope,and it isn’t the first time that the movies have responded to difficult times. The Great Depression was in the same year that gave birth to the Oscars

Capability proved

January 21, 2009 11:48:33 pm

The growth of a state should be judged by facts and figures and not by statements from political quarters. No doubt Gujarat is ahead on overall growth vis-à-vis other states.

Satyam scam

January 21, 2009 2:39:03 am

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPI (M) mouthpiece People’s Democracy uses the Satyam fraud to argue that capitalism thrives on deceit….

A ear for an eye

January 21, 2009 2:36:30 am

The post-Mumbai response has thankfully avoided stereotyping Muslims

What Bush Leaves Behind

January 21, 2009 2:33:49 am

Dubya’s legacy is dependent on Obama’s future plans

Dream come true

January 21, 2009 2:32:10 am

What Obama’s coronation means for Dr. King’s legacy

Lines of defence

January 20, 2009 4:18:20 am

For a country like India,surrounded by hostile neighbours,it’s not a matter of choice but a necessity to possess a powerful and credible line of defence…

Clash of Californications

January 20, 2009 2:13:13 am

Little did Samuel Huntington know,when he published a book called Who we are: The Challenges to America’s National Identity in 2004,that later that year,a young black man called Barack Obama would dazzle the nation at the…

Goodbye to all that

January 20, 2009 2:08:32 am

George Bush is ready for his close up on CNN,and Indian news is hot and bothered about ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

As racial history fades to black

January 20, 2009 2:05:05 am

Do young people understand the enormity of Obama’s inauguration?

Fog of war

January 20, 2009 1:52:19 am

India’s public institutions all failed Binayak Sen. Why? 

Extreme measures

January 19, 2009 1:09:46 am

This refers to ‘Army Chief confirms: Pak moved troops to India front’.

Showcasing Modi

January 18, 2009 1:15:06 am

The list of foreign dignitaries who attended Narendra Modi’s Vibrant Gujarat function was as impressive as the turnout of Indian industry.

Bush and Obama

January 18, 2009 12:53:17 am

Free democracies look forward—with ardent hope and expectation—to Barack Obama’s Presidency.

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