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Enduring images

Five images have remained with me from the five years I spent in West Bengal — 2004 to 2009. ‘Inde...

Regional pride could be a strategy against the BJP

Over the last few years, a lot of media commentary has diagnosed the main political battle raging across India...
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India and Pakistan’s trade agenda

In so adversarial a relationship, there is no sphere of activity left untouched by the impact of India-Pakista...

But are masks not a bad thing?

That’s what they would say in olden times. Be who you are, don’t wear a mask. Masked folks are tri...

We are who we vote for

While most of the world continues to grapple with yesterday’s problem — Covid-19 — New Zeala...

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Opinion  /  Published 16.04.21

Follow the rules: Kumbh Mela amid Covid surge

Sir — It is a shame that while a number of people blamed the Tablighi Jamaat held last year for the spread of the coronavirus, not many are being equally vociferous about the Kumbh Mela gatherin...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 16.04.21

Speed up Covid vaccination

An unprecedented crisis requires unconventional strategies to contain it. India is reeling under the second wave of Covid-19 with the country registering two lakh daily new cases recently. The pace of...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.04.21

Restricted namaz at Nizamuddin Markaz

India has become bizarre. The Delhi High Court rejected the submission of the Centre and the Delhi police that only 20 people be allowed to enter the mosque at Nizamuddin Markaz for prayers during Ram...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.04.21

The past is present

A dear friend claims that she once had two unfailing landmarks on Fern Road, between Ballygunge Terrace and Kasba bridge: one turn past an istiriwala and the next past a brown-and-white cow....
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 16.04.21

India and Pakistan’s trade agenda

In so adversarial a relationship, there is no sphere of activity left untouched by the impact of India-Pakistan frictions. The recent U-turn by the government of Pakistan on the import of sugar and co...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

In chains: Pedagogy on a leash

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 ...
By The Telegraph in

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...
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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...
By Devi Kar in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

What Bidenism owes to Trumpism

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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