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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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Two tweets

July 23, 2020 10:48:01 am

Contempt case against Prashant Bhushan shrinks the space Supreme Court has itself created — and hurts the court

Amarnath Yatra must wait for a better time

July 23, 2020 9:17:21 am

Why did it take so long to cancel the Yatra in the interest of the health of the people of the Valley and those who facilitate the pilgrimage?

Forty Years Ago, July 23, 1980: Rao on Palestine

July 23, 2020 3:30:12 am

Foreign Minister P V Narasimha Rao urged the emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on Palestine to “compel Israel to recognise the inalienable national and human rights of the Palestinian people and put an end to its aggressive and barbarous behaviour against them.”

In times of pandemic, PDS shops should provide rations to all

July 23, 2020 8:58:55 am

India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late.

CBSE must rethink its evaluation approach and have a system which encourages actual learning

July 23, 2020 8:55:46 am

Inflating marks might make the parents, the students and the politicians feel good. But this race to the “top” is really a race to the bottom which will have long-term consequences.

It is high time courts revisited use of a ‘floor test’ to prove a majority in a legislature

July 23, 2020 8:57:36 am

Let us hope the judiciary re-calibrates itself in this direction because they are the last and only hope. Political parties and their leaders have clearly sounded the bugle: Constitution aside, we want power.

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A better world for her

July 22, 2020 9:12:45 pm

In trying to end discrimination against women, government has to do more than framing laws. It should invest in education and interventions that encourage equality between men and women in public sphere.

Explained: The ‘Bhilwara model’ of ‘ruthless containment’ to stop the coronavirus

How the pandemic strengthens patriarchy

July 22, 2020 8:18:03 pm

The greater emphasis on domestic and care work, decline in certain industries, has affected the well-being and economic freedom of women disproportionately

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Power under stress

July 22, 2020 1:35:43 pm

Fall in demand, insufficient tariff hikes, high AT&C losses adversely impact discom finances. The sector needs reform

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After Trump

July 22, 2020 4:01:58 am

Is Kanye West’s presidential bid serious, or a publicity stunt? It’s not an either-or question

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Keep vigil

July 22, 2020 4:00:05 am

Delhi has registered significant decline in COVID cases, but the city cannot afford to let down its guard

Forty Years Ago, July 22, 1980: Centre cautious

July 22, 2020 3:50:39 am

The two-week suspension of the agitation against foreign nationals in Assam was generally welcomed in both official and political circles in New Delhi.

India must formally revive Quad, seek its expansion

July 22, 2020 9:02:59 am

The time for ambivalence is over and while India will have to fight its own territorial battles with determination, this is the moment to seek external balancing. It is also time to seek an enlargement of this grouping into a partnership of the like-minded.

Covid compels us to understand social world differently, rethink borders

July 22, 2020 9:02:35 am

What explains the intrusion of the virus into every nook and corner of the globe is the way the present world is made up of complex associations and assemblies. The greatest challenge before us is to reconfigure the network of things without holding it back.

A journey to Bihar, UP, Karnataka shows that the pandemic’s challenge is being met

July 22, 2020 9:04:23 am

Activities are now in full swing under the leadership of young “generalist” IAS officers. They have faced truly challenging times during COVID-19 and have come up trumps, as usual

Policymakers still talk of ‘food security’, it’s time to plan for ‘nutritional self-reliance’

July 22, 2020 9:04:01 am

Farmers will need to be supported in perpetuity; they can never become atmanirbhar. The question is how best to support farmers such that India may become nutrition self-reliant

Scrapping of ECA quota for Delhi University points to curtailment of diversity, shrinking canvas of learning

July 22, 2020 9:05:06 am

Knowledge, experience and wisdom from diverse fields must permeate the everyday discourse, practice and rhythm of colleges and universities for the tokenism of quotas to be rendered redundant.

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Towards a more equal future

July 22, 2020 12:22:55 am

Tasks of the National Commission for SCs should be reimagined to make it a transformative agency for the Dalit community

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The futility of lockdowns

July 21, 2020 8:10:16 pm

Imposing curfews at any sign of the surge in COVID cases does not solve any purpose. Instead public health facilities need to be strengthened and safety protocols stringently adhered to

PB Mehta writes: Padmanabhaswamy case turns on specific facts, but there are wider political ramifications

July 21, 2020 10:30:09 am

It is actually the state, whom the temple rescue brigade reviles, that created a national Hindu legal identity, and perhaps unwittingly abetted Hindutva in its political form.

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Potato tears

July 21, 2020 4:00:57 am

Price rise underlines need to not just invest in cold stores, but also crop area planning, for more informed planting decisions

Art that is relayed digitally misses the warmth and context of human contact

July 21, 2020 8:46:46 am

Surely art relayed digitally can never create the stir of excitement at a brush stroke or a wisp of flying colour or an unfaltering line. Nor can the discussion lead to a shared laughter or a disgruntled shake.

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Protecting dreams

July 21, 2020 3:55:35 am

In a crisis, sports federations, other stakeholders must rally around young and vulnerable players who have yet to take off

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Unlocking the classroom

July 21, 2020 3:50:38 am

Decision must be taken with caution, after wide consultations with local governments, schools, parents

Forty Years Ago, July 21, 1980: Detente in Assam

July 21, 2020 3:25:37 am

The sponsors of the Assam agitation announced a partial and conditional suspension of their 10-month-old agitation for a fortnight as a token of their willingness to resume negotiations on a solution to the foreigners’ issue.