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Common malaise

The dictionary defines schadenfreude quite simply as the ‘satisfaction or pleasure felt at som...

Why some digital media outlets get the Centre’s goat

Intolerance of media criticism is in the DNA of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. It accounts...
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CMs are the Numero unos in their states

The prime minister of India is Numero uno. And that is how, in an electoral democracy, it should be. The ...

The Assam Rifles lesson for Manipur

It should not surprise anyone that prolonged insurgencies leave behind scars, some barely visible but, nonethe...

Calcutta: A city in danger

The climate negotiation has come full circle. Twelve years back, during the United Nations’s climate sum...

Debt to dust: Centre's 'bad bank'

The so-called ‘bad bank’ is ready to get off the ground. Last week, the Centre said it would provi...

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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Prickly queries: Modi b'day jab record

A party is entitled to shower gifts on its prime minister on his birthday. But can public welfare be parcelled as a gift for such an occasion? The question arises on account of the impressive — ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Letters to the editor: Prince Charles accused of favours for donations

Palace intrigue Sir — The British royal family and controversy go hand in hand. Recently, Prince Charles was accused of meeting intermediaries who arranged for special favours from the royal fa...

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Debt to dust: Centre's 'bad bank'

The so-called ‘bad bank’ is ready to get off the ground. Last week, the Centre said it would provide guarantees worth Rs 30.6 billion that will buttress the security receipts that the Nati...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Calcutta: A city in danger

The climate negotiation has come full circle. Twelve years back, during the United Nations’s climate summit in Copenhagen, mayors of several important cities were shown the door midway through t...
By Jayanta Basu

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

The Assam Rifles lesson for Manipur

It should not surprise anyone that prolonged insurgencies leave behind scars, some barely visible but, nonetheless, excruciating. The case of the civil militia, Village Defence Force, in Manipur, rais...
By Pradip Phanjoubam

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Common malaise

The dictionary defines schadenfreude quite simply as the ‘satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune’. This is so typical a desi emotion that it a...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.21

Letters to the editor: Bhowanipore bypolls and religious sentiments

Crucial fight Sir — Strange spectacles are on display on the campaign trail for the Bhowanipore by-election. While the chief minister and Trinamul Congress candidate, Mamata Banerjee, is rushin...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.21

Heavy burden: Legal pendency

That justice delayed is justice denied is a reality with which Indians are all too familiar. A decade ago, India already had the world’s largest backlog of cases; the total has now climbed to a ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.21

Changing nature of crime in India

Crime must be met with punishment in a polity that honours the rule of law. But punishment need not be a deterrent by itself. What is required is continuous engagement with the nature of criminal acti...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.21

Gingerly Yours: War of words

What I cannot tell some people, I take out on telemarketers. They mostly call to offer personal loans. I play with them for a while like gau rakshaks play with cattle sellers, or cat with mi...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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