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Etched on stone

It is rare for archaeologists to find themselves in the midst of a geopolitical storm. Yet this is what happen...

Slash & burn: Disastrous EIA notification

A remarkable positive lesson of the Covid-19-induced lockdowns has been a better understanding of what our dai...
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A test case: Detainees during the pandemic

It is a common practice all over the world that when those incarcerated face a threat to life, the authorities...

Sight, oversight: Assam floods 2020

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, presided over a virtual “flood meeting” on August 10. He releas...

The crisis of language and its recovery

Does language shape thought, or does thought shape language? The answer, perhaps, is a bit of both. Without vo...

Girls too: Women's right to property

The first step towards gender equality in Hindu inheritance was taken in the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act,...

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Opinion  /  Published 14.08.20

Two anniversaries

On the 15th of August 2007 — the sixtieth anniversary of Indian Independence — I published an article in the Hindustan Times about how our country was doing. At that stage, there...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Days to remember: World Elephant Day

Sir — Many people wonder about the need for so many commemorative days — World Earth Day or Global Tiger Day, for instance — all through the year. However, going by the report by Wor...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Threadbare: Death of handloom boards

Uncovering the truth involves looking deep below the surface. The fact that the Union textiles ministry quietly scrapped the All India Handloom Board and the All India Handicrafts Board, and changed t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Girls too: Women's right to property

The first step towards gender equality in Hindu inheritance was taken in the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. The traditional Mitakshara system of succession to property in the Hindu undivided ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Sight, oversight: Assam floods 2020

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, presided over a virtual “flood meeting” on August 10. He released 386 crore rupees for relief in Assam, where the deluge is an annual calamity that affec...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Etched on stone

It is rare for archaeologists to find themselves in the midst of a geopolitical storm. Yet this is what happened to the Archaeological Survey of India in the 1980s. Vietnam had intervened militarily i...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Ill omen: Jimmy Lai in chains

Sir — The arrest of the media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai, on charges of collusion with a foreign country — a vaguely defined crime under the new anti-sedition law ad...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Desert storm: Sachin Pilot's 'ghar wapsi'

It appears that the enfant terrible would be accommodated in the Congress’s fold in Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot, who had raised the banner of rebellion briefly against Ashok Gehlot’s...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Poor pickings: Soft loans for agriculture

The prime minister has announced, as part of continuing economic interventions to stimulate recovery from the recessionary trends, an agricultural infrastructure fund to the tune of one lakh crore spr...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

The crisis of language and its recovery

Does language shape thought, or does thought shape language? The answer, perhaps, is a bit of both. Without vocabulary, we cannot express ourselves in all the ways that make us human, just as phrases ...
By Priyam Marik in


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