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Day devours night

Pitri Paksha, an austere period in the Hindu calendar during which the devout pay homage to their ancestors, e...

Bare impunity

There is a pithy Gujarati word that keeps coming to mind while observing recent political events. That word is...
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Stripes over mane: The tiger's victory over the lion

It was nearly half a century ago this very month in September 1972 that the task force on the tiger presented ...

Afghanistan: Theatre of strategic importance

For years, India formally refused to recognize the Taliban or give them any legitimacy. That slowly started to...

Trust and democracy

Does democracy need the trust of the people? Many people think that the loss of people’s trust in establ...

Electoral might: Farm bills steamrolled

Narendra Modi, a maestro of spin, described the passage of the contentious bills on agricultural ‘reform...

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Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Unfair tactics: Passing farm bills in Parliament

Sir — The Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has rushed three farm bills through the Rajya Sabha amid a great ruckus. The manner in which the bills, which are of existential importance f...
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Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Data pinch: Rising lack of jobs in India

The lack of job opportunities and a persistently high level of unemployment are beginning to emerge as focal points of criticism of the Narendra Modi government. On the prime minister’s birthday...
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Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Electoral might: Farm bills steamrolled

Narendra Modi, a maestro of spin, described the passage of the contentious bills on agricultural ‘reform’ as a ‘watershed moment’. Perhaps the prime minister truly believes tha...
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Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Day devours night

Pitri Paksha, an austere period in the Hindu calendar during which the devout pay homage to their ancestors, ended last week. Recounting the universal nature of the rituals of honouring the dead &mdas...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Afghanistan: Theatre of strategic importance

For years, India formally refused to recognize the Taliban or give them any legitimacy. That slowly started to change two years ago. Earlier this month, the foreign minister, S. Jaishankar, gave his b...
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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

Learn gratitude: Education during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sir — As the academic session begins, students are already being asked to aim for high-paying jobs. Even considering job opportunities in such a grim situation is a luxury few can afford. Accord...
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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

At odds: To ciminalize suicide, or not to?

The corpus of legislation in India is extensive. It is, therefore, not entirely unexpected that the laws governing the same issue may turn out to be contradictory in nature. It thus falls upon the jud...
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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

New vista: Govt suspends MPLADS

Prescience is supposed to be a good thing. But its results can be unexpected. India’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led government seems to have foreseen that the Covid-19 pandemic will continue till 2...
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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

Trust and democracy

Does democracy need the trust of the people? Many people think that the loss of people’s trust in establishment parties in the United States of America and Europe has led to the rise of populist...
By Rakhahari Chatterji in

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

Bare impunity

There is a pithy Gujarati word that keeps coming to mind while observing recent political events. That word is 'nagai'. Nagai (pronounced naa-gai) has, as its root, the Sanskrit...
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