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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Homeopathic knowledge about viral diseases can be harnessed to combat COVID-19

In six years, relationships with other South Asian countries have frayed, providing Beijing with an opening

Nepotism is a symptom of the inequality and entrenched privilege in our society

Ebrahim Alkazi’s legacy bears testimony to cultural links between Saudi Arabia, India

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The new L-G

August 7, 2020 10:28:33 am

But changing occupant of Raj Bhavan can be no answer in Kashmir. It needs revival of political process, elected assembly

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Bank and the Covid pain: We must persist with a multi-year five-pillar strategy to raise credit to GDP ratio to 100%

August 7, 2020 10:09:28 am

Manish Sabharwal writes: God willing, we won’t test the RBI’s COVID worst-case scenario of 14.7 per cent bad loans but handling the inevitable COVID bank pain needs resisting short-termism. In the long run, we are not all dead.

August 7, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Assam Detenus

August 7, 2020 12:29:01 am

From Assam Detenus to Revitalising NAM, this is what made headlines on this day, forty years ago.

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City of woe

August 7, 2020 10:45:45 am

Blast in Beirut has taken a heavy toll in a city scarred from civil war, sectarianism, political corruption.

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Keeping powder dry

August 7, 2020 10:35:36 am

RBI leaves rates unchanged, signals room for further easing in times of continuing uncertainty.

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The new cool

August 6, 2020 6:59:59 pm

With government support and growing awareness, handlooms have captured the hearts and minds of conscious millennials

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A global solution for the digital world

August 6, 2020 4:58:05 pm

A multilateral approach is needed to resolve concerns over digital taxes.

Ebrahim Alkazi was meticulous about the craft of theatre, and a caring guru

August 6, 2020 8:47:22 am

It was fun watching Ebrahim Alkazi direct a play — his cheeky comments, how he directed actors’ movements on stage and handled crowd scenes, spectacular sets and space.

Destination Janmasthan: From Shah Bano and Shilanyas to bhoomi pujan via a mobile typewriter and Vajpayee

August 6, 2020 8:49:57 am

For the Parivar, August 5 is the realisation of a dream, the end of a journey and the start of another. Article 370 and the Ram temple were two ideological issues that the BJP, in the NDA’s earlier avatar under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had been forced to place on the backburner due to coalition compulsions.

Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has created possibilities of development

August 6, 2020 8:46:06 am

As one sees the fundamental changes brought about in the two UTs, they remind us of the monstrous failure of the Congress leadership which lacked the courage and confidence to correct these wrongs and hence chose to tout pusillanimity as an act of great statesmanship.

Abrogation of Article 370, settling of Ram Mandir dispute, signals new beginning

August 6, 2020 8:46:48 am

By putting an end to decades-old problems that compromised peace and harmony for years, Modi comes out as a highly-skilled politician, who commands respect even among his opponents.

In times of great psychic vulnerability, we must also listen to our ‘outsider’ selves

August 6, 2020 8:49:28 am

The seeds of bogey-ism are only planted when we start calling COVID-19, for example, the “China-virus”, letting it drag a whole people in its wake, or when we infantilise Thunberg as an “autistic child”.

August 6, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Assam Talks

August 6, 2020 12:15:55 am

From price control to disorder in house, here’s a look at the Indian Express Front Page from forty years ago. 

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Master of the stage

August 6, 2020 12:12:01 am

Ebrahim Alkazi defined modern Indian theatre for a generation of artists

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With MGNREGA’s help

August 6, 2020 12:03:43 am

It has helped mitigate increased rural distress due to Covid. Now, focus on getting people back to normal work

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Brick and milestone

August 5, 2020 11:58:03 pm

August 5 is the culmination of movements that powered the BJP’s idea of India, how it takes it forward is the test

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Listen to the youngsters

August 5, 2020 8:21:24 pm

They desire investment in education, skill development, employment opportunities, not a law that changes minimum age of marriage for girls

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Article 370 and Territorial Pluralism

August 5, 2020 8:22:32 pm

As we celebrate the deity who gave up his throne to honour the promise made by his father, it may be time to adhere to the promise of federalism, autonomy that the Constitution made to Kashmir.

Ram temple movement has restructured discourse, recast polity

August 5, 2020 8:58:54 am

Going beyond the temple, every Hindu must realise that unless caste discrimination is abolished, a common consciousness and Hindu unity will remain a chimera. Muslims must realise that it is wrong to see the temple movement as anti-mosque or anti-Muslims.

PB Mehta writes: Ayodhya's Ram temple is first real colonisation of Hinduism by political power

PB Mehta writes: Ayodhya’s Ram temple is first real colonisation of Hinduism by political power

August 5, 2020 12:00:49 pm

They will say Ram is a national symbol, a symbol of Hindu pride. But did Ram consent to being converted to something as banal and nasty as the symbol of an ethnic nationalism? Ayodhya’s Ram temple is a monument to exclusion, a brute majoritarianism subordinating others.

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Age old ruse

August 5, 2020 3:55:19 am

BCCI prods young players to come clean on age-fudging. But it may take more than that

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A step at a time

August 5, 2020 3:50:19 am

The Oxford vaccine has sparked much hope, but it’s too early to pronounce victory against the coronavirus

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Next, in the Valley

August 5, 2020 4:21:42 am

A year ago, J&K changed irreversibly. Restoring rights, democratic politics, people’s voice are key to road ahead

Gujarat model may have been a myth, but Kashmir model is coming your way

August 5, 2020 9:03:29 am

For now, Kashmiris feel besieged. Anger and alienation are bottled up inside. A new separatism is emerging. It is a separatism of the hearts and minds, especially in the young Kashmiris.

Ayodhya bhoomi pujan ceremony may gladden many hearts. But will it gladden the heart of the deity?

August 5, 2020 9:02:22 am

With the razing of Babri, Muslims stepped on the road which would lead a decade later to Gujarat 2002, to lynchings, pogroms, riots, killings, incarceration, to the Ayodhya judgment in 2019 and finally, the Bhoomi Pujan.