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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?

Apple iPod Nano was about connections, many linger like a half-forgotten lyric

May 12, 2022 9:25:35 am

Paromita Chakrabarti writes: As Apple phases out the iPod, what my Ipod meant to me.


Supreme Court’s verdict on sedition is a small win

May 13, 2022 4:02:47 pm

Chitranshul Sinha writes: Till the time safeguards are built to prevent misapplication of the UAPA, or even laws like the National Security Act, the law of sedition will keep rearing its head under different names despite the Court’s orders.


Why there’s no agreement on India’s Covid death figures

May 11, 2022 2:59:30 pm

P C Mohanan, Amitabh Kundu write: In the absence of robust data on deaths due to the pandemic, claims and counterclaims will continue

How Jiddu Krishnamurthy’s thoughts offer an antidote to violence of everyday life

May 11, 2022 9:30:34 am

Avijit Pathak writes: As we experience violence in the name of religious nationalism, or violence in the name of education, Krishnamurti’s books and talks tend to acquire a new meaning and significance.

Equating states’ off-budget borrowings with their debt will clarify extent of indebtedness

May 11, 2022 9:28:46 am

Aditi Nayar writes: Centre’s decision will ensure fiscal transparency in states’ finances, an area that has been cloaked in opacity.

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka takes backstage as political turmoil threatens stability of government

May 11, 2022 9:31:03 am

India has played the role of a sensitive and helpful neighbour without weighing in on the political crisis. It should continue to do so, since New Delhi’s commitment is, as it has repeatedly stated, to the people of Sri Lanka and not to any political dispensation or family.

India’s record on doping is a cause for worry. No medals are better than tainted ones in sport

May 11, 2022 9:32:14 am

Young athletes, sometimes misled by greedy coaches, at other times risking their bodies and future knowingly, are the ultimate tragedy of these cold anti-doping results.

May 11, 1982, Forty Years Ago: British Firing

May 11, 2022 3:00:09 am

British correspondents have reported that the Argentine trawler Narwal bombed by British harrier jets has sunk. One crewman was killed and 13 were injured before the rest of the crew surrendered.

Pulitzer to photographers for coverage of India’s Covid tragedy underlines the abiding relevance of the still image

May 11, 2022 9:32:53 am

The Pulitzer for Abidi, Mattoo, Dave and Siddiqui acknowledges what is so often forgotten — the power of a still image. This power is at its most potent when the lens is turned outward, to the world instead of inward, for the selfie.

Shivkumar Sharma was a musician’s musician – he thought music

May 11, 2022 9:30:00 am

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt writes: What I learnt from him was how to maintain the ragas, to distribute the beats and while doing all of that, to hold the audience’s attention and bridge the tradition with the contemporary.

From frankie to shawarma, all food is desi

May 12, 2022 7:16:41 am

Kaushik Das Gupta writes: Why Tamil Nadu health Minister is wrong to call shawarma foreign.


NFHS-5 data shows literacy and delivery of services, not religion, influences fertility

May 11, 2022 10:28:55 am

S Y Quraishi writes: India has achieved the replacement rate for its population. Now, ‘unmet need’ for family planning tools must be provided for.

Centre’s plan to relook at sedition law is welcome but Supreme Court must take the review process to its logical conclusion

May 11, 2022 12:10:35 pm

On Monday, referring to the prime minister’s views on shedding colonial baggage as the country marks 75 years since independence, the Home Ministry asked the SC to defer the hearing for now till a “competent forum”, presumably Parliament, deliberates on the issue.

IndiGo episode shows much needs to be done to ensure right to dignity in public spaces of persons with disabilities

May 10, 2022 9:15:34 am

The Ranchi incident shows that, despite Supreme Court directives, the DGCA’s rules and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, much remains to be done.

Mahendra Raj, structural engineer, never gave up on his integrity, his spirit of inquiry, his pursuit of beauty

May 10, 2022 9:16:31 am

Modern Indian architecture stands on the tall shoulders of one who never gave up on his integrity, his spirit of inquiry and his pursuit of beauty.

May 10, 1982, Forty Years Ago: UK attacks again

May 10, 2022 3:00:08 am

In London, the Defence Minister announced that the fishing vessel has surrendered to the British task force.

Creative freedom of artists is in danger in India

May 10, 2022 8:59:11 am

Vandana Kalra writes: Incident at MS University in Vadodara shows how limits on artistic liberty have grown

How India is empowering women through policy

May 10, 2022 9:03:14 am

Smriti Irani writes: The quest for gender parity pervades every sphere of statecraft, ensuring it is not reduced to the ranks of an artificial add-on.


Ukraine conflict won’t make Biden abandon Indo-Pacific strategy

May 10, 2022 1:58:57 pm

C. Raja Mohan writes: The US emphasis on partnerships rather than unilateralism in dealing with the China challenge means India’s agency in the region can only grow.

IndiGo’s denial of dignity

May 9, 2022 6:27:51 pm

The incident involving a passenger with disability shows the airlines’ staff wasn’t sensitised, much like a large section of the society

20 years before Dr Strange and Metaverse, how Spider-Man defined a generation

May 10, 2022 9:05:03 am

Kuriakose Saju writes: As Sam Raimi returns to MCU, a look at the film that gave birth to a cultural juggernaut.


Indigo boy, my child — Travelling with autism

May 11, 2022 3:39:08 pm

Shubhra Gupta writes: How long will it take for us to realise it is not just about him, that we all need the wind beneath our wings?

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May 9, 1982, Forty Years Ago: PM Attacks CPM

May 9, 2022 4:22:40 am

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ended her two-day election tour of West Bengal with an attack on the Marxist idea of “one-party rule” to the exclusion of other non-communist parties.

WHO’s excess mortality data stretches credulity. Yet, there’s no need to be prickly, India has its task cut out

May 9, 2022 9:16:44 am

WHO’s excess mortality data stretches credulity. Yet, there’s no need to be prickly, India has its task cut out

Food inflation has not started to hurt India yet. Stepping up production can help country duck global trend

May 9, 2022 9:18:31 am

For now, though, the consolation is that there is little to no inflation in pulses, sugar, onion, potato and most summer vegetables. To that extent, food inflation isn’t yet “generalised” in India.