Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Russia's nuclear threat may force Europe to build a nuclear arsenal

Vladimir Putin's miscalculations in Ukraine are leading to an inevitable change in the European security order to the detriment of Russia


Deepti Sharma and the question of law vs spirit in cricket

The non-consummation of the cricket act leaves, for many, a foul taste, a shallow feeling; and for many it’s a tribute to cricketing smartness. There is nothing black or white about this matter


Death penalty: Deciding the rarest of the rare

The Supreme Court has done well to acknowledge that capital punishment needs closer scrutiny and referring the matter to a five-judge bench. The problem that the Supreme Court’s reference to a Constitution Bench seeks to remedy is the need to achieve consistency on the requirements of a fair, meaningful and effective sentencing hearing


Taking forward Shinzo Abe’s legacy

The late PM of Japan could see the changing geo-political and economic situation, and tried his best to collaborate with India to counter a dominating neighbour


Why Pratap Bhanu Mehta is wrong about Leicester and New Jersey

Oopalee Operajita writes: The liberal playbook appears to have one trick: Blame the Hindus, and, above all, blame Narendra Modi


A case of Supreme Court’s comments going against Indian values

July 27, 2022 2:10:45 pm

Parappanangadi Unnikrishnan Panikkar writes: These values — debate rules, communal harmony, and free speech — were not given to us by the West or Left intellectuals. They’re at the core of India and Hinduism

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No, my modesty is not outraged by Ranveer Singh’s nude photoshoot

July 28, 2022 5:13:31 pm

If a society that enjoys item numbers in movies thinks pictures women could find sexy are dangerous, that is not protecting my modesty, that is policing my desire. At that, I’m outraged.

July 26, 1982, Forty Years Ago: President Zail Singh

July 26, 2022 5:41:04 am

Zail Singh called for greater discipline in national life to safeguard against dangers to the political and social system. Singh, the first Sikh to occupy the highest office, was sworn in by the Chief Justice, Y V Chandrachud, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

With a medal at Eugene World Championship, Neeraj Chopra raises the bar for Indian athletes

July 26, 2022 8:21:58 am

For Neeraj Chopra, the next challenge will be to cross the hallowed 90m-mark. Chopra’s recent performances suggest it’s just a matter of time before he joins the elite group.

Payment delays are crippling MSMEs. Public and private sectors must pay up what is due

July 26, 2022 8:20:48 am

Considering that MSMEs employ a sizable part of India’s labour force, and are also suppliers to the larger economy, their financial distress has far reaching consequences. Appropriate steps should be taken to ease their woes.

Vibhuti Narain Rai writes: Leaders should also bear responsibility for administrative lapses

July 26, 2022 8:49:28 am

Vibhuti Narain Rai writes: We must remember what then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was trying to remind the nation of when he mentioned ‘raj dharma’ and, more importantly, to whom. We must remember that the world’s opinion matters in these globalised times

Vikram Patel writes | The need of the hour: ASHA for elderly

July 26, 2022 8:43:53 am

Vikram Patel writes writes: India’s ingenuity in leveraging community resources to address her complex problems presents a unique opportunity to make her a country which offers a hopeful future for both her elderly and her young people

Fire Mr Partha Chatterjee: Trinamool Congress must confront growing corruption within

July 26, 2022 8:19:23 am

Of course, the ED’s record of booking Opposition leaders is dodgy. But the TMC can’t hide behind that.


C. Raja Mohan writes: It’s time India and Japan rethink their nuclear policy

July 26, 2022 3:58:51 pm

C. Raja Mohan writes: Delhi will have to respond, sooner than later, to the dramatic changes in the global environment triggered by the rise and assertion of China. With partners, India and Japan can form credible deterrence

Shahrukh Alam writes: Why the recent trend of criminalising journalists is worrying

July 26, 2022 8:55:11 am

Shahrukh Alam writes: If the state wants to prevent political formations, then, rather than criminalising political mobilisation of some groups, it should quickly intervene so that large parts of the population don’t feel excluded from society

Monkeypox outbreak: It’s time to act, not panic

July 27, 2022 12:54:40 pm

Giridhara R Babu writes: It’s a self-limiting disease. But the recent outbreak along with the Covid pandemic should make us think about how best to check zoonotic diseases

Anand Krishnan writes: Dealing with Long Covid

July 28, 2022 2:21:58 pm

Anand Krishnan writes: It’s time to treat Covid as a regular disease, develop protocols

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July 25, 1982, Forty Years Ago: CM’s Home Bombed

July 25, 2022 4:46:48 am

Certain unidentified persons, suspected to be extremists, hurled two bombs into the ancestral home of Punjab Chief Minister Darbara Singh at Jandiala village, about 20 km from Jullundhur.

Droupadi Murmu: A President for the Republic

July 25, 2022 2:36:38 pm

Dr Rakesh Sinha writes: Droupadi Murmu’s election underlines the weakening grip of the elite on India’s political culture. It is a sign that its democracy is evolving beyond the European model.

The Indian government must stop appeasing China to protect its image

July 25, 2022 8:56:32 am

Gaurav Gogoi writes: The status quo ante prevailing on the LAC prior to May 5, 2020, must be restored at all costs

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Falling rice acreage in eastern India is symptom of a larger problem with environmental, equity, fiscal dimensions

July 25, 2022 9:02:05 am

Less area getting planted under paddy in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal is, nevertheless, disturbing from a different standpoint. This whole belt, together with Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam, has sufficient groundwater resources for sustainable rice cultivation.


The key to US-India partnership: Defence and technology cooperation

July 25, 2022 11:54:15 am

US and India are – and should be – closely aligned in addressing the threat posed by an authoritarian party controlling the state of China

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IITs, IIMs must take measures to expand pool of SC, ST and OBC candidates for PhD programmes

July 25, 2022 9:00:43 am

The number of PhD applications to IIMs from students of SC, ST and OBC communities increased only marginally in the past four years. In case of the IITs, this increase was more appreciable. But the pool of applicants continues to be shallow.


Why Agnipath scheme needs to be extended to All India Services

July 25, 2022 9:02:21 pm

Prakash Singh writes: An Agnipath scheme for the AIS will help to remove complacency and smugness in bureaucracy, prod officers to become performance-oriented, acquire new skills and flair for innovation in administration.

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Tavleen Singh writes: Defaming dissidents

July 24, 2022 4:31:13 pm

Tavleen Singh writes: If every dissident voice is crushed, it confirms to those who cherish the freedoms that democracy allows, that India is slowly but surely slipping towards illiberalism. What happened to Zubair proves that those who say India is increasingly becoming an illiberal democracy are right.

Access to abortion: Where women still don’t have a say

July 24, 2022 8:40:00 am

Shreya Shree writes: Although the Court cited Roe v. Wade and spoke of women’s “right to make reproductive choices”, it found the provisions of the MTP Act to be “reasonable restrictions” on the exercise of this choice.


The new President: Beyond the tokenism

July 24, 2022 7:59:39 pm

Suraj Yengde writes: While the list of Presidents of India has been impressively diverse, it was missing an important Adivasi voice. It took the nation 75 years to find a suitable Adivasi leader.


Risque, risk-taking, and being Mallika

July 24, 2022 4:31:55 pm

Leher Kala writes: Reflecting on the unwarranted vitriol she faced that sidetracked her career, Mallika Sherawat matter-of-factly told journalists while promoting RK/Rkay, “What Deepika Padukone did in Gehraiyaan, I did 15 years ago but people were too narrow minded to appreciate it.”

P Chidambaram writes: ‘Process is the Punishment’

July 24, 2022 8:24:58 am

P Chidambaram writes: Why are the accused denied bail? Pre-charge evidence, framing of charges, trial and arguments will — not may, it is will — take many years. Should the accused be in jail until the trial is over? Is pre-trial incarceration a substitute for trial, proof, conviction and punishment?

July 23, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Resolution Delayed

July 23, 2022 4:30:08 am

Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar put off a decision on the Opposition demand to table verbatim proceedings of the Committee on Public Undertakings on the Kuo Oil deal, but announced that he would convene a meeting of leaders of parties to sort out matters.