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Standing tall

The late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam liked to tell stories with morals. A story he was particularly fond of related to ...

Hollow test: Exams are tools of ideological control

In his eminently entertaining first autobiography, My Early Life: A Roving Commission, published in 1930,...
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Living the lie: How parakeets are invented

On August 31 last, the Republican National Convention and Kenosha were the themes of Last Week Tonight wi...

True fighter : Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As if the year 2020 had not thrown enough curveballs already, just last week Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of th...

Dual burden: Women and domestic space

Challenging the sexual division of labour has been one of the magnanimous victories of the struggles launched ...

The art of burying the truth

It is doubtful whether Jawaharlal Nehru ever read Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, that wickedly funny and...

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Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

In danger: Air pollution affecting wild bees

Sir — A study has shown that air pollution in cities does not only affect the respiratory and cardiovascular health of human beings — it is also causing significant behavioural, physiologi...
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Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

Perfectly unacceptable: Taking on body-shaming

The Venus of Urbino, Titian’s erotic and enduring creation in the 16th century, has, at times, been held up as the acme of sensuality as well as an artistic expression of the idealized, uni...
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Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

True fighter : Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As if the year 2020 had not thrown enough curveballs already, just last week Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States of America passed away at the age of 87 after years o...
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Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

Standing tall

The late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam liked to tell stories with morals. A story he was particularly fond of related to the launch of a satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation in July 1979. Kalam wa...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Private affair: Legal intimation of marriage

Times have changed since the enactment of the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which aimed to transcend the barriers of caste and religion in order to give Indians substantive rights when it came to choosi...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

On point: Gloating on Modi's popularity

Sir — It is intriguing that in the article, “Rated highly” (Sept 17), Swapan Dasgupta has considered the increase in the support base of the prime minister, Narendra Modi — thi...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Less is good: Dip in farmer suicides

A silver lining recently is the decline in suicides of farmers. The report on accidental deaths and suicides of 2019 published by the National Crime Records Bureau indicates this: from 11,379 deaths i...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Dual burden: Women and domestic space

Challenging the sexual division of labour has been one of the magnanimous victories of the struggles launched by the women’s movement in the last century. Striking at one of the pillars of patri...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Hollow test: Exams are tools of ideological control

In his eminently entertaining first autobiography, My Early Life: A Roving Commission, published in 1930, Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) spent a fair amount of time discussing the examinat...
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Opinion  /  Published 23.09.20

Fearless figure: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sir — In honour of the deceased Supreme Court judge of the United States of America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Fearless Girl statue in New York was adorned with a lace collar that the jurist was ...
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