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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Filippo Osella writes: ‘I hope this is not my last (attempted) visit to Kerala’

March 26, 2022 7:03:40 am

The renowned sociologist from UK was denied entry and deported to his country as he landed in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday morning.

From 2014, women-led development

March 7, 2022 5:44:50 pm

International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the policies and schemes that have been designed with the fundamental objective of equipping women by creating opportunities

Ravish Tiwari | 1981-2022: Deeply humble, free-spirited, intellectually curious, farewell brother

February 20, 2022 4:30:56 am

Over the years, Ravish Tiwari became one of the finest political reporters. Not one to brag, he was at his best in 2017, when he called the UP elections in favour of the BJP with his deep and layered understanding of the state he belonged to.


Reforms under ‘Aatmanirbharta’ to redefine Good Governance

December 24, 2021 10:41:47 pm

Even today, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ideas and beliefs are at the roots of the governance of our central and state governments


Vajpayee, the Philosopher PM

December 24, 2021 10:39:58 pm

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision was rooted in the principles that India has inherited from past, while his eyes were fixed on the future he dreamed for the country and its people

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The importance of inclusive healthcare

October 31, 2021 7:43:31 pm

Discussions about healthcare need to go beyond availability, affordability. Providing equitable, high-quality care to all requires recognising — and celebrating — differences among traditionally disenfranchised populations

Bangladesh’s challenge is to restore confidence among minorities

October 24, 2021 3:10:20 pm

Durga Puja violence indicates conspiracy to disturb communal peace and also harm India-Bangladesh bilateral relations

Covid-19 is a public health problem caused by a virus. Let us address it with science, not politics

September 24, 2021 7:50:06 pm

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is made under two trade names — Vaxzevria and Covishield. It is the same product made at different locations. Why then are people vaccinated in India with two doses of Covishield not considered at par with those who received the same vaccine elsewhere?

What has gone wrong at Jallianwala Bagh memorial

September 9, 2021 8:35:19 pm

Beautification of the site associated with the freedom struggle is aimed at erasing the spirit of sacrifice embodied in India’s Independence movement

Indian family’s death in Canada: State police to probe human trafficking angle in border deaths

Why a strong law against human trafficking is necessary in post-Covid times

September 8, 2021 8:23:47 pm

The Trafficking in Persons Bill, 2021 is well-intentioned, but it needs to be further strengthened. Odisha has lessons to offer

Revive postal savings schemes

September 8, 2021 8:18:21 pm

Mobilising household savings and channelising them for development activities has drastically reduced. Government can address this issue

The ‘disastrous success’ of the Taliban

August 25, 2021 8:11:54 pm

Cold war legacies, American interventionism are behind Afghanistan’s recent crisis

How Delhi Master Plan 2041 fails the city’s homeless

August 20, 2021 6:17:41 pm

The draft policy underestimates the number of homeless, unilaterally redefines the idea of shelter, and cuts down on the space provided to the needy

No democracy without fraternity

August 19, 2021 6:36:15 pm

Recent incidents show how the space for inter-community interactions is shrinking, backed by regressive laws

Fear and anxiety in Hong Kong

August 19, 2021 1:23:03 pm

Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the safest places to live and work is being steadily eroded as new security laws spread uneasiness and dread

Childline 1098 stands to help and assist children – not police them

August 12, 2021 10:57:50 pm

There are very few spaces for children in our society to seek help and Childline revolutionised the simple yet fraught act of a child asking for help. Making police the first port of call for vulnerable minors will undo those gains

A quest to relieve suffering

August 11, 2021 9:36:18 pm

Covid-19 has only exacerbated the lack of access to palliative care. Building an effective and robust system in this regard will help manage such crises in the future

Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates: Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in LS over 'Pegasus project' media report

Yes, this is the Parliament we deserve

August 10, 2021 9:28:48 pm

Poor functioning of legislative body cannot be blamed on a single law

A policy that enables and empowers

July 30, 2021 6:24:56 pm

With its focus on equity and creativity, NEP 2020 will help hone talent and develop skills

Save the tiger, save the forests

July 29, 2021 7:30:03 pm

In conserving the tiger, we are not just saving a particular species, but our endangered ecosystem.

On Muslim population growth, Mohan Bhagwat is wrong

July 27, 2021 7:07:28 pm

Empirical evidence and historical experience make it clear that it is economic development, or lack of it, that determines population growth rates – not religious identity

A representative, inclusive cabinet

July 14, 2021 8:05:44 pm

When the Prime Minister chose his cabinet, the message was loud and clear — politics and governance are two separate entities

Why Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks on Muslims amount to little

July 8, 2021 8:02:02 pm

It is a general homily with no real intention to stop hatred or violence

Let LGBTQ+ couples adopt

July 6, 2021 8:47:13 pm

Recent jurisprudence recognises both the right of abandoned or orphaned children to be adopted and the equality of same-sex couples. In the context of the Covid tragedy, adoption by such couples must be legalised.

We must build an ‘environment state’ to counter the threat posed by climate change

June 23, 2021 6:00:46 pm

The collapse of the world as we know it is fast-approaching and governments must urgently create a collective manifesto for the ‘environment state’.