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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Evil under the sun

Tavleen Singh writes: The message to Muslims who chose India over Pakistan in 1947 is that they made a bad choice. They must now learn to accept that although they chose to remain Indian, they should now learn to live in India as lesser citizens.

Inside Track: Learnt from a Master

Coomi Kapoor writes: Shah traces the story of Modi’s success as a poll strategist not to the Gujarat chief ministerial or 2014 campaigns, but way back to 1987, when Modi was given charge of the BJP campaign in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls.

Time for a re-set 

P Chidambaram wirtes: We cannot depart from the path of an open, liberal and market-based economy. That would be suicidal. Yet, we must take stock and, considering the global and domestic developments, re-set our economic policies. That requires the courage, clarity and speed of 1991

What Arivu’s fight and faith taught me

Everybody desecrates the past. Everybody endangers the future

Who is to blame? And is being divided over everything the only way?

Mundka fire is a symptom of all that ails the informal sector

May 17, 2022 9:11:41 am

Neetha N writes: Without any accountability for employers and lack of political will to improve working conditions, more such horrific accidents may happen.

Thomas Cup win is testimony to India’s rise as a power in the sport. The challenge is to build on this triumph

May 17, 2022 9:25:22 am

Badminton is one of the few mass sports that’s played almost in every corner of the country. So, even though Hyderabad and Bangalore will continue to remain the hubs, it’s important to establish academies that can spot and harness players from other regions in the country.

Mundka accident drives home the need to create safe working conditions in factories, end the culture of impunity

May 17, 2022 9:27:49 am

For far too long, a network of complicity has led to safety codes being flouted and building by-laws being infringed. It’s time such networks are taken apart.

May 17, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Preliminary Talks

May 17, 2022 3:00:14 am

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on May 17, 1982.


Modi in Lumbini: Buddhism provides India a cultural inroad in Nepal – it may not be enough to counter China

May 17, 2022 2:07:49 pm

Yubaraj Ghimire writes: Modi’s visit to Lumbini and laying the foundation of its monastery may give India a foothold and cultural space. But there’s little guarantee that it will be able to outdo its competitors, including the West and China


In Gyanvapi mosque, an unfolding illegality

May 17, 2022 6:17:07 pm

Supreme Court must step in Gyanvapi case and uphold Places of Worship Act, its own assurances in Ayodhya verdict

Mundka fire victim’s mother: My 18-year-old daughter supported our family of nine

May 16, 2022 2:40:03 pm

Nisha Kumari never talked about what she really wanted to do. She was just concerned about providing for the family.

For a stronger navy, India needs to fast-track the submarine project

May 16, 2022 8:32:45 am

Arun Prakash writes: India should seek a foreign collaborator to make necessary adjustments, conduct collaborative trials.

May 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falklands Attack

May 16, 2022 4:56:16 am

The attacks were reported by the Defence Ministry on Saturday as British diplomats in the US met Margaret Thatcher to report the progress of talks at the UN.

Russia’s Ukraine invasion is driving NATO expansion. Moves by Sweden and Finland to abandon neutrality are evidence

May 16, 2022 8:42:47 am

The smaller countries on Moscow’s western periphery are afraid — very afraid — of Russian military power.


Brace yourself for higher interest rates

May 16, 2022 8:31:27 am

Radhika Pandey writes: To prevent price spiral from getting entrenched, RBI will respond with aggressive hikes

Remembering Rajshekhar Mansur: Musical maestro and teacher

May 16, 2022 8:38:13 am

N S Gundur writes: Growing up in the shadow of his father, the great Mallikarjun Mansur, wasn’t easy, but he carved a niche for himself


To tackle Covid, lessons from flood preparedness

May 16, 2022 8:29:31 am

K Srinath Reddy writes: We need to move from a heightened pandemic response to a steady-state endemic response, being ready to shift gears as needed


India’s Thomas Cup win is unexpected, but heart-warming

May 15, 2022 10:26:29 pm

The victory is a testament to the hard work of the players, as well as the dedication of former players in scouting and grooming younger talent.

Government ban on wheat exports hurts farmers and traders, dents India’s image as a reliable global supplier

May 16, 2022 7:08:34 am

The ban on exports has apparently been prompted by wheat procurement plunging to around 18 mt, from last year’s all-time-high 43.3 mt, and the resultant depletion in public stocks seen as threatening “food security”.

From Baroda to bulldozers: Gods aren’t crazy, mobs are

May 16, 2022 12:08:00 pm

G N Devy writes: Listening to self-appointed interpreters of divine moods will lead us back to the Dark Ages.

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Property ownership by caste has merely shifted locations from rural to urban areas

May 15, 2022 9:37:16 am

Mukkera Rahul Swaero writes: A joint study from 2015 to 2017, conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies shows that 22.3 per cent of forward caste (FC) Hindus own 41 per cent of the country’s wealth.

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Small things that matter

May 15, 2022 5:39:13 pm

Tavleen Singh writes: On the triumphalist Hindutva movement that now claims that the Taj Mahal was a Hindu monument, I have one question: when do bulldozers arrive to demolish the most famous mausoleum in the world?

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Good, bad and doubtful 

May 15, 2022 9:04:32 am

P Chidambaram writes: The big, breaking, bad news is that a little more than one-half of India’s population did not complete 10 years of school education — 59 per cent of women and 49. 8 per cent of men.

Despite his shaky political future, Rahul Gandhi remains mass media’s darling

May 15, 2022 8:08:52 pm

Leher Kala writes: If the Congress had been winning elections, RG’s attendance at a wedding wouldn’t be cause for comment. Since they are not, the expectation is that he should be shamefacedly hanging his head down, in hiding.

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MSU, where freedom was once a lived reality

May 15, 2022 10:22:48 pm

Leena Misra writes: With every clash, every assault on creativity such as the recent one, that space for “experimental and research-minded” art shrinks somewhat.

Wheat export ban is a knee jerk reaction

May 14, 2022 10:23:08 pm

It exposes hollowness of the government’s agri-trade policies, unlikely to tame inflation at home.

A couple is suing their son for not giving them a grandchild. Stakes in the parental guilting game have never been higher

May 14, 2022 9:37:13 am

The Uttarakhand couple has significantly upped the stakes in the guilting game. Will other parents now employ similarly deadly manoeuvres? Can the present move even be topped? Beleaguered offspring all over the country await news of further development with bated breath.

The killing of a Kashmiri Pandit working in J&K administration raises troubling questions about law and order in the Valley

May 14, 2022 9:35:15 am

The environment in the Valley is fraught, and the administration must not add to it, even if it can do nothing to provide a healing touch to those affected by the violence.

Faux populi: Public opinion cannot influence jurisprudence

May 14, 2022 9:10:45 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: Otherwise, as seen in the Roe v Wade draft opinion, it could become problematic