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On borrowed wings

The intra-democratic debate about Joe Biden’s presidency, so far, pits a growing camp of Biden enthusias...

India becoming an illiberal dictatorship

The elections in West Bengal are being considered by many to be a decisive fight to stem the swelling tide of ...
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Bengal has the ability to turn into a black hole

The British film director, David Lean, liked to repeat a vaudeville entertainer’s precept he had interna...

Something is rotten in the schools

My work email inbox often looks like a marketplace where I am exhorted to buy goods or services — suppos...

Lessons from Singhu border

The farmers’ movement is now entering a new phase. While the government is trying to tire out the protes...

All’s fair for the Election Commission

When the task of an institution is to ensure free and fair elections, it has to take hard decisions. One such ...

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Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

In chains: Pedagogy on a lease

Autonomy is turning out to be a cuss word in this democracy. The elected regime in power has, on several occasions, made its displeasure known towards autonomy by acting against the advocates of indep...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

Beat the heat: Global warming

Sir — A joint study conducted by researchers from India and Brazil has found that one of the reasons for the deadly heatwaves in India — this leads to several deaths every year — is ...
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Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

All’s fair for the Election Commission

When the task of an institution is to ensure free and fair elections, it has to take hard decisions. One such decision, presumably, was the Election Commission’s 24-hour ban on campaigning impos...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

Something is rotten in the schools

My work email inbox often looks like a marketplace where I am exhorted to buy goods or services — supposedly for the betterment of my school. One look at the kind of mail that I receive will con...
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Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

On borrowed wings

The intra-democratic debate about Joe Biden’s presidency, so far, pits a growing camp of Biden enthusiasts who are harking back to liberalism’s golden age — comparing the new preside...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Save them: Goa losing forest cover

Sir — It is criminal to not follow Covid-19 protocols in a public space given the spike in cases across the country (“Metro commuters flout mask mandate”, April 12). The government a...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Hidden killers: Non-communicable diseases

Losing sight of the bigger picture is easy when a crisis presents itself. While India’s population and health infrastructure are groaning under the weight of the highly contagious coronavirus, a...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Right over all: Freedom to choose religion

It is deeply heartening when the Supreme Court speaks firmly in support of Constitutional rights. While dismissing a public interest litigation against superstition, black magic and religious conversi...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Lessons from Singhu border

The farmers’ movement is now entering a new phase. While the government is trying to tire out the protesters and push the protest out of the media’s glare, the farmers are gearing up to ma...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

India becoming an illiberal dictatorship

The elections in West Bengal are being considered by many to be a decisive fight to stem the swelling tide of right-wing populism in India embodied in the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Mamat...
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