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Pandemic futures

This coming Monday, people in England will be allowed into bars, pubs and restaurants. The federal government ...

A judiciary that supervises Centre is welcome

Friends in London warned against moving from a cooling frying pan to a raging fire. But we were tired of being...
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Two legacies: Napoleon and Tipu Sultan

Legacies are strange beasts. Some can be completely forgotten until they are remembered. For instance, for a c...

But all I want is a palace, don’t you?

I mean, is that even anything to say? That I want a palace? Is that such an unreasonable thing? Tell me! Do yo...

New stage for Baroness Shriti Vadera

All the world’s a stage for Baroness Shriti Vadera, who has played many parts in her 58 years, the lates...

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Opinion  /  Published 16.05.21

But all I want is a palace, don’t you?

I mean, is that even anything to say? That I want a palace? Is that such an unreasonable thing? Tell me! Do you not want one? Everybody wants one; it’s insane to even think everybody does not wa...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.21

Line crossed

Sir — The head of Japan’s e-commerce giant, Rakuten, is correct to say that holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the world would b...
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Opinion  /  Published 16.05.21

Different need: ensuring dignity of the dead

Bidding farewell to the dead through funeral rites was one of the earliest signs of civilization. Although funeral practices have changed with time, bereavement is still an event. People wish peace fo...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.21

The Sidhu-Amarinder feud

On May 13, Delhi lowered its oxygen demand from 700 metric tonnes to 582 MT. The fight for the 700 MT allocation between Delhi and the Centre went up to the Supreme Court. On the day of the final hear...
By Delhi Diaries in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.21

Pandemic futures

This coming Monday, people in England will be allowed into bars, pubs and restaurants. The federal government in the United States of America has issued new mask guidelines for the fully vaccinated, p...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

Editorial: All play, no work

Work is worship. The admirers of Narendra Modi believe that the prime minister is working hard to save India from the second wave of a virus that has brought the nation to its knees. However, given th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

Inviting danger: Cow dung baths

Sir — It is shocking that some people in Gujarat have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in dung and urine in the hope of curing or warding off Covid-19, even though do...
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Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

New stage for Baroness Shriti Vadera

All the world’s a stage for Baroness Shriti Vadera, who has played many parts in her 58 years, the latest being the chairperson of the Royal Shakespeare Company, ‘the first woman and first...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

A judiciary that supervises Centre is welcome

Friends in London warned against moving from a cooling frying pan to a raging fire. But we were tired of being kept dangling at Air India’s mercy. The national carrier resembles the national gov...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.21

The southern stars

The overwhelming response to Mamata Banerjee’s remarkable victory in Bengal seems to have overshadowed the triumphs of M.K. Stalin in Tamil Nadu and Pinarayi Vijayan in Kerala. However, the retu...
By Santosh Kumar in


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