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Four years after Rohith Vemula died, the public university is still riddled with crises old and new

Four years after Rohith Vemula died, the public university is still riddled with crises old and new

January 17, 2020 12:17:03 pm

The erosion of autonomy began well before the current regime. Much of it was ceded by academics rather than snatched by bureaucrats or politicians.

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The Urdu Press: JNU violence

January 17, 2020 1:15:28 am

The Urdu Times on the same day refers to “messages of hatred on Whatsapp”, which the JNU attackers allegedly received. These messages had the provocative exhortation: “If not now then when will you hit?”

Bhima Koregaon incident is a symbol of the long history of Dalit warriorship social mobility

Bhima Koregaon incident is a symbol of the long history of Dalit warriorship social mobility

January 17, 2020 2:34:23 pm

It is a tragic irony that today Bhima Koregaon stands reduced in public discourse to an impossible choice, not just before Dalits but before the nation as such — between Brahmanical rule and colonial rule.

Filtering out free speech

Shreya Singhal case was one of the defining rulings of modern internet law

January 17, 2020 12:24:18 pm

With Shreya Singhal judgment, India showed the world how to protect plurality and innovation online. Draft Intermediary Rules by the IT ministry move away from that achievement

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Song sung true

January 17, 2020 12:32:01 am

‘Abide with me’ is so resonant, has struck so many echoes. Is it even possible to banish it?

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Take care, Diego

January 16, 2020 10:26:44 am

As the giant tortoise hangs his boots, a poster boy of conservation, spare a thought for his less celebrated colleague.

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Power replay

January 16, 2020 10:26:51 am

With UDAY failing to engineer a turnaround in discom finances, government needs to rework incentive structures

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Slow connection

January 16, 2020 10:26:58 am

Government is responding to SC ruling, but it appears slow and reluctant in restoring fundamental rights

Impression that government prioritises non-economic agenda over development must be addressed

Impression that government prioritises non-economic agenda over development must be addressed

January 16, 2020 9:45:03 am

So where will the jobs come from? The job creators are entrepreneurs, conglomerates, and multinationals. It is in their nature to take investment risks as long as the returns are high enough.

Govern, not conquer: Using force to suppress the ‘Other’ cannot lead to peace

Govern, not conquer: Using force to suppress the ‘Other’ cannot lead to peace

January 16, 2020 9:49:00 am

The suspicions of the present day ruling class with regard to the integrity of Muslims are deeply worrying. The government’s perceived hostility towards them, so as to relegate them to second-rate citizens or an appendage of Hindus, is unfathomable.

SC's decision not to decide on validity of communication lockdown in Kashmir is not just deferral, it is abdication

SC’s decision not to decide on validity of restrictions in Kashmir is not just deferral, it is abdication

January 16, 2020 10:10:00 am

It has taken the Court five months to decide on the challenge to the communications lockdown. If the government now fails to comply with the judgment, will it take another five months for the issue to be decided? By that stage, the damage would already have been done.

Silos in railway services have to be broken, though it’s a complicated task

Silos in railway services have to be broken, though it’s a complicated task

January 16, 2020 10:22:35 am

Unification has been recommended by several committees. The Prakash Tandon Committee recommended a single service. The Gupta-Narain Committee (1994), set up to examine feasibility of implementing this single service idea, questioned whether this could be done.

It is a huge mistake to dismiss the opposition to CAA as anti-national, anti-Hindu or anti-democratic

It is a huge mistake to dismiss the opposition to CAA as anti-national, anti-Hindu or anti-democratic

January 16, 2020 10:18:28 am

Non-violent protests are the most democratic form of political engagement. They demonstrate that the youth of India are deeply committed to the fundamental values of constitutionalism

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View from the right: Spiritual, not radical

January 15, 2020 7:13:14 am

In an editorial encapsulating the contents of the issue, the Organiser has criticised the JNU violence, blaming it on the influence of Marxism in the campus, and not focusing on “life building and man-making” as Vivekanand believed.

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The 1983 students’ agitation on JNU campus was democratic and disciplined

January 15, 2020 9:56:25 am

Things changed with the emergence of the ABVP as a major student group on campus, in tandem with the rise of the BJP as the pre-eminent political force in the country. In our times, too, the ABVP existed, but it had a marginal presence.

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US-Iran crisis is pushing India to clarify its stand. But ambiguity may be a more comfortable position

January 15, 2020 9:58:22 am

It is very likely that India is now taking the side of the US against Iran, with the blessings of Israel and Saudi Arabia which is becoming an important partner and investor along with the UAE. In this context, Iran may turn to China more actively.

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Hope and despair

January 15, 2020 4:10:40 am

New York Public library reveals 10 most-read books in its 125-year history. Its message: Childhood endures.

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GST may not have been revenue-neutral

January 15, 2020 10:00:15 am

Growth of GST collections has slowed since Q4FY19, in line with the fall in corporate tax collections, indicating the impact of sluggish economic growth.

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Before school

January 15, 2020 4:05:39 am

ASER report, which links learning crisis to pre-school education, calls for a revamp of the anganwadi system.

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ASER 2019 report: A reworking of curriculum is urgently needed for the age band from four to eight

January 15, 2020 10:02:00 am

Anyone looking closely at the status of young children in India will agree with the draft NEP statement that early childhood education has the potential to be the “greatest and most powerful equaliser”.

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