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Mother courage

Aiden is the name Anupama Chandran gave her son when she received him after an excruciating struggle. It ...

India pioneers majoritarian populism

Right-wing majoritarian politicians  are defined by two imperatives. Politically, their job is to sell th...
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At the heart of Hindutva lies a telling dichotomy

Salman Khurshid compared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the ISIS and sparked a furore. The burning flames ...

A climate of mistrust: CoP26

The success of CoP26 in Glasgow is difficult to ascertain. There were some positive moments: pledges of net-ze...

Foot in the door: CoP26

Closing the CoP26 summit, Alok Sharma, the British president of the conference, said “we’ve kept 1...

Proved wrong: population control

India’s burgeoning population has, for long, been a thorn in the side of its progress. The recent findin...

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Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Stop sliding: democracy

Nearly three decades ago, amid the ruins of a collapsed Soviet Union, the American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, famously declared that Western-style liberal democracy had triumphed for etern...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Dead man wins election, just as well

Ghastly result Sir — Truth is stranger than fiction in a democracy. We have all heard of ghost voters — fake voters or dead persons in whose names votes are still cast — and politic...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Proved wrong: population control

India’s burgeoning population has, for long, been a thorn in the side of its progress. The recent findings of the National Family Health Survey-5, therefore, come as a breath of fresh air: it ha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Foot in the door: CoP26

Closing the CoP26 summit, Alok Sharma, the British president of the conference, said “we’ve kept 1.5 within reach, but its pulse is weak...” Sharma was upset because a last-minute as...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

A climate of mistrust: CoP26

The success of CoP26 in Glasgow is difficult to ascertain. There were some positive moments: pledges of net-zero targets by countries, including India, the US-China agreement on emission cuts, and the...
By Indranil De

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Mother courage

Aiden is the name Anupama Chandran gave her son when she received him after an excruciating struggle. It means “the little fiery one” with its etymological roots in Irish mythology. C...
By M.G. Radhakrishnan

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.21

Bhajans in Delhi Assembly

Footnote Just when he may have expected applause for his handling of Covid-19, the Karnataka health minister, K Sudhakar, was criticized at a cabinet meeting for usurping major projects, including a ...
By Delhi Diaries

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.21

Beauty of the beast: binaries

Contrariorum eadem est scientia — so goes a Latin proverb that means that people never really know what a thing is unless they are able to give a sufficient account of its opposite. This perhaps...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.21

India pioneers majoritarian populism

Right-wing majoritarian politicians  are defined by two imperatives. Politically, their job is to sell the subordination of minorities to the electorate as the hallmark of strong nationalist gove...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.21

Pooh Mantar

The reason given out for actress and model Fan Bingbing’s disappearance was tax evasion. Artist-activist Ai Weiwei was under state surveillance for a long time. In a 2008 earthquake in Sichuan m...
By Upala Sen


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