The IL&FS trouble exposes the weakness in financial regulatory architecture

Government has forgotten that children have a first right to nation’s resources

E-learning, smart tutorials make IT education accessible

Hussaini Brahmins, various Hindu figures mark Muharram

The ordinance makes “triple talaq null and void” and will land the offending husband in jail for three years.
Coercive charity

Kerala government’s attempt to force employees to contribute for flood rehab contrasts with the voluntary spirit seen during relief

The ordinance makes “triple talaq null and void” and will land the offending husband in jail for three years.
The Sweden show

For seven years, an ordinary citizen was allowed to tweet what they wanted from the handle for a week, the only restriction being that they break no laws. There were surprises, of course, like the man who tweeted on the pleasures of self pleasure.

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Of Lions And Dogs

If the RSS chief had cared to read the speeches of Vivekananda, he would have found that the swami had used the word lion in the context of the awakening of consciousness among all human beings.

The ordinance makes “triple talaq null and void” and will land the offending husband in jail for three years.
Small big step

The Narendra Modi government, which was politically best positioned to bring about this and other probably more significant management reforms in state-owned banks, did little in this direction for much of its tenure.

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The new corruption

Businessman-politician nexus has undermined state’s independence, promotion of public good.

The sound of music

Crass remixes are not tributes, for tributes are not self-serving.

Raja Mandala: Two discourses on strategic autonomy

Fear of US ‘abandonment’ shapes the European debate. India, in contrast, is shedding its traditional approach, looking at gains from engaging with US.

From Plate to Plough: Drowning in sweetness

The sugar industry faces a crisis of plenty. Unless bold steps are taken quickly, it can prove costly to the Modi government.

US President Jimmy Carter and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel concluded a four-and-half-hour meeting as the West Asia summit meeting moved toward a close.
Forty Years Ago: September 18, 1978

External Affairs Minister A B Vajpayee was given a warm welcome when he arrived in the capital of Uzbekistan on the last leg of his eight-day official visit to the Soviet Union.

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Rupee in a global world

India’s macroeconomic framework is based on an antiquated belief that the economy is closed.

Thanks but no thanks, Murakami said too in a cryptic response to his nomination.
Prized possessions

What’s a writer without his prizes? According to Murakami, it is the sum of his books, the breadth of his readership.

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Terrorised By Law

Criminalising the mere espousal of an ideology under the UAPA is unconstitutional.

The report is a reminder that the country’s health divide is also about the development disparity between tribal and non-tribal areas.
Failed by state

Report on the poor health of tribal communities raises questions about delivery of government programmes.

Thanks but no thanks, Murakami said too in a cryptic response to his nomination.
Space opera

The Isro case leaves behind an important caution about national security, and a precedent for securing compensation.

Why the Manafort plea deal may not damage Trump

The deal may not matter to Trump’s base – they probably see the probe as a witch hunt and believe there is no collusion.

Congress in ICU, using other parties as support system to survive: PM Modi
A birthday card to the PM

In 2013 when I joined BJP, my community was shocked; today, they are changing.

elgaar parishad case: SC reserves order on plea seeking special probe into arrests of activists
The urban Naxal subterfuge

Such naming is meant to suppress dissent. It erases the distinction between disagreement and violence.

Understand the RSS

Its critics want to deny space to the RSS. The Sangh wants to engage with all shades of political opinion and intellectuals and revive the tradition of debate.

Krishan Kant, Janata MP, assailed Oriville Freeman, president of the Business International Corporation of the USA, for criticising India’s policy on foreign investments.
Forty Years Ago: September 17, 1978

Black superman Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks before a crowd of 70,000 to regain his World Heavyweight Boxing crown, the only man in history to do it for a third time.

In Good Faith: The natural fallacy

Section 377 verdict may have decriminalised homosexuality. Now, a transformation in society and religion demands a nuanced approach.

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