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Prized and Nobel minds

Winning the Nobel Prize has been the epitome of intellectual achievement for over a century. Those who win it ...

And over Or: Between science and faith

Is accepting modern science tantamount to rejecting religion? It would appear, at first glance, that the relat...
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The word best not spoken

Some tea this Sunday morning? Sure. Milk? A little, yes, a little milk would be fine. Sugar? What? Noooooooooo...

Desolation row: Higher education and pandemic

It’s that time of year again for university people… or it should be. In Delhi, the academic year ...

Covid-19: A politics of national renewal

When posterity records its verdict on how a world that boasts of near mastery over nature handled Covid-19, we...

Track concerns: Railways to be privatized?

The Centre is reported to be considering incremental steps to privatize the Indian railways. It has announced ...

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Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Desolation row: Higher education and pandemic

It’s that time of year again for university people… or it should be. In Delhi, the academic year begins in the middle of July, just as the monsoon breaks over the city. With the introduct...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Track concerns: Railways to be privatized?

The Centre is reported to be considering incremental steps to privatize the Indian railways. It has announced a process to identify private players that would run 109 pairs of trains. The process is e...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Covid-19: A politics of national renewal

When posterity records its verdict on how a world that boasts of near mastery over nature handled Covid-19, we will certainly be hauled over the coals. History will censure us for a collective failure...
By Ashwani Kumar in

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

And over Or: Between science and faith

The author teaches philosophy at the Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati ...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Too soon

Sir — It is unfortunate that at a time when coronavirus infections in India are rising, monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India have been reopened to the public after a shutdown of...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Vanishing act: Population and female infanticide

Progress must be put into context. This would be a prudent approach to take towards the findings of the Sample Registration System statistical report for 2018, which show, among other things, that 13 ...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Prized and Nobel minds

Winning the Nobel Prize has been the epitome of intellectual achievement for over a century. Those who win it go to Stockholm to receive it from the king of Sweden (unless they have won the peace priz...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Lower depths: A spokesperson speaks

Silence articulates the unspeakable far better than words. The spokesman of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sambit Patra, a doctor no less, did not need his leaders’ speeches to be assured of their ...
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Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Lost ground: Modi's meticulously choreographed visit to Ladakh

Sir — Monsoon evenings spent at home were once unimaginable without a hot cup of tea along with an assortment of fritters like beguni, peyaji, phuluri, daler bora or at the very least piping hot...
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Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Unhappy birthday: Beijing's gift to HK

Birthday presents need not always be pleasant. Twenty-three years after China regained Hong Kong from Britain by committing to honour the ‘one country, two systems’ model, Beijing gifted i...
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