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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Nitish Kumar will go down in posterity as a self-serving and power-seeking leader


Pakistan's recall of its Chess Olympiad team is a self-goal


Death penalty for rape: Both Ashok Gehlot and his critics miss the point


State-level OBC groups must be included in central list


Gagan Deep Sharma writes: Celebrating Indian universities’ rise in global rankings

June 10, 2022 8:59:23 am

Gagan Deep Sharma writes: However, challenges remain in certain sectors, including last-mile penetration, research funding and enrolment.

Action on cyclist’s harassment complaint is an encouraging sign. Overlooking abusive behaviour can devastate those preyed upon

June 10, 2022 8:49:00 am

The case is a grim reminder of how vulnerable India’s young athletes remain to predators

MSP boost could bolster govt’s cereal stocks. But it must keep sight of crop diversification, the long-term reform measure

June 10, 2022 8:52:08 am

Weaning farmers away from water-guzzling paddy and sugarcane to growing oilseeds, pulses, fruits, vegetables and other high-value crops is what is necessary from a long-term nutritional as well as agro-ecological perspective.

Ms Marvel can make South Asian, Muslim representation go beyond ‘angry terrorist’ cliche

June 11, 2022 9:03:50 am

Abbas Momin writes: In an era where superheroes are getting darker and grittier, the show does not shy away from its comic book roots


K Srinath Reddy writes: The big C — A step closer to a cure

June 10, 2022 8:57:54 am

K Srinath Reddy writes: Dostarlimab, a new drug that unleashes the power of the immune system, offers hope to patients of rectal cancer. More studies are in order

Mahua Moitra writes: The Invisible Citizen — Why the absence of Muslim MPs and MLAs in BJP is disturbing

June 10, 2022 9:01:41 am

Mahua Moitra writes: There will be no Muslim on the Treasury benches in Parliament after July 7. Muslim representatives in the BJP would have sensitised party’s spokespersons to a world less bigoted than their own and prevented a blunder of international proportions

Sequestering politicians in luxury properties to prevent poaching has become routine. That’s dispiriting

June 9, 2022 9:18:45 am

Resort politics runs across ideological lines, and seems agnostic to whether a party is in office or in the Opposition. It also keeps recurring.


Bibek Debroy writes: Under vague laws, bees are fish and cats are dogs

June 9, 2022 8:54:06 am

Bibek Debroy writes: Ambiguity of legislation means over-reliance on judicial interpretation. It also opens the door to greater corruption.

K. Sujatha Rao writes: Healthcare in India is ailing. Here is how to fix it

June 9, 2022 8:50:59 am

K. Sujatha Rao writes: It is time our political systems listen to people and take care of their everyday needs, instead of going for easy options like privatisation, commodification and medicalisation of healthcare.


Yashwant Sinha writes: India had won global respect. The Nupur Sharma row has dented it

June 11, 2022 12:25:24 pm

Yashwant Sinha writes: Hopefully, the Islamic countries will show maturity and not escalate the matter further and the government and the BJP will, in the future, behave with the dignity expected of them as representatives of this great country.


Dharmakirti Joshi writes: RBI leans harder to rein in inflation, but rebound in services will put upward pressure on prices

June 9, 2022 8:48:39 am

Dharmakirti Joshi writes: What does all this mean for growth and inflation?


John Brittas writes: Media must be held accountable for mainstreaming hate speech, divisive nationalism

June 10, 2022 7:10:27 am

John Brittas writes: The role that the Indian media — specifically the television media — has played in mainstreaming hate speech and divisive nationalism since 2014 is a topic that warrants a larger study.

As Mithali Raj retires from cricket, it’s a moment to acknowledge a true great of the game

June 9, 2022 9:04:33 am

Mithali Raj leaves the stage as the highest run-getter in the 50-over format in the world — 7,805 runs at an average of 50.68 in 211 innings. No one has come in the vicinity of her tally of 50-plus scores — 71 (64 half-centuries and 7 centuries).


Is the box office failure of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ a rejection of Bollywood’s nationalism formula?

June 8, 2022 7:57:55 pm

Kunal Ray writes: The fate of the Akshay-Kumar starrer could be a sign of audience disenchantment with biopics masquerading as history.

Express View | First, price stability

June 9, 2022 9:11:18 am

RBI raises repo rate by 50 basis points. More rate hikes are in the offing, as it seeks to tame inflation

Let’s face it. Lettuce is out of place in fast food, a celebration of sodium-heavy, deep-fried goodness

June 8, 2022 9:03:55 am

The only food in which lettuce can be said to have a rightful place is a BLT sandwich because, well, it’s in the name. From everywhere else, the sad, sodden leaf could be banished without really being missed.

Government’s move to do away with service charge in restaurants defies logic. Surely, it has bigger challenges on its plate

June 8, 2022 9:05:52 am

It’s unclear what provoked this government intervention, where exactly are consumers being made to pay service charge kicking and screaming.

Addressing learning deficits calls for pedagogical changes, making school a centre of healing

June 8, 2022 9:08:20 am

There are indications that government school teachers in Delhi are alive to the need for letting students recover lost ground at their own pace. The teacher is doubling up as a counselor, even as a friend who is sensitive to the needs of students requiring special attention.

Dhiraj Nayyar writes: The problem with putting the civil services on a pedestal

June 8, 2022 8:47:20 am

Dhiraj Nayyar writes: All civil servants operate in a system of limited accountability with few incentives to perform and plenty of opportunities to use and abuse their powers.

JS Rajput writes: The path towards greater religious tolerance and social harmony

June 8, 2022 8:55:22 am

JS Rajput writes: India’s great dialogic tradition could be rejuvenated and trusted.


Nalini Singh writes: What would Lord Shiva want?

June 9, 2022 11:24:15 am

Nalini Singh writes: As the Gyanvapi dispute picks up, there is a need to make new unities of old fractures.

Roger Bannister to Rafael Nadal: The triumphs of the greats may not be possible without the pain

June 8, 2022 8:51:01 am

Sandeep Dwivedi writes: They have all looked the bull in the eyes and said, ‘What’s pain?’

Pritam Singh writes: Sidhu Moosewala’s music transcended regional boundaries

June 7, 2022 5:47:43 pm

His music, rooted in his village and Punjab’s agrarian culture, touched a chord with the South Asian diaspora.


Rama Kant Agnihotri writes: The post-Covid learning challenge

June 8, 2022 8:44:15 am

Rama Kant Agnihotri writes: There can be no quick fixes to addressing post-Covid learning deficits. Teachers must be enabled to give attention to each student

The judiciary should have annual performance reports, too

June 8, 2022 4:19:27 pm

Chitrakshi Jain, Prashant Reddy T write: It is an important way of ensuring accountability of the court