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A bleak new world

Economic recovery from the pandemic is bound to be different in different countries. It would depend upon the ...

China, the great American punching bag

The United States of America is hurtling from one crisis to another even as the presidential polls come closer...
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India-China, an alternative vision

There is hardly any expectation — at least within India — that the reported ‘de-escalation&r...

Closed minds: BLM and anti-CAA protests

On May 25, in Minneapolis, an African-American arrestee, George Floyd, was choked to death by a white police o...

Ladakh: blunder or grand plan?

Why did China choose the summer of 2020 to make aggressive moves in Ladakh and nearly start a shooting war? Wa...

For journalistic freedom in India

The dawn of the post-truth era has forced journalism of every conceivable form to confront several pertinent q...

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Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

India-China, an alternative vision

There is hardly any expectation — at least within India — that the reported ‘de-escalation’ of military tensions along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh’s Galwan Valle...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

CDS and its key responsibilities

The author, a PVSM, AVSM and VSM, is Director, Strategic Studies Programme, Takshashila Institution, Bangalore, and former military adviser, National Security Council secretariat, New Delhi ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Terrific panic, unthinking nonchalance

The author is professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, and has been working as a volunteer for a rural development NGO for the last 30 years ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Drying ink

Newspapers have been accused of many things before, but never of being a potential virus carrier. As Covid-19 unleashed itself across the globe, dailies turned untouchable last month shortly after the...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Blood trail: The UP model of law and order

The ‘Gujarat Model’ of development has its fair share of sceptics. The ‘UP Model’ of maintaining law and order is likely to be scoffed at as well. The chief minister of Uttar P...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Nobel laurels for the world's prized minds

Winning the Nobel Prize has been the epitome of intellectual achievement for over a century. Those who win it go to Stockholm to receive it from the king of Sweden (unless they have won the peace priz...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Quick fix: The Indian Covid-19 vaccine

India has grown used to the jingoistic rhetoric and expressions of anti-scientific — not merely unscientific — attitudes of many of its present leaders. But similar tendencies in the topmo...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Aarogya Setu: Privacy in the time of a pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has ensured the destruction of the status quo in almost every domain of human activity. While countless lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and the crisis is pick...
By Mandira Narain and Prabhat Mishra  in

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Desolation row: Higher education and pandemic

It’s that time of year again for university people… or it should be. In Delhi, the academic year begins in the middle of July, just as the monsoon breaks over the city. With the introduct...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Track concerns: Railways to be privatized?

The Centre is reported to be considering incremental steps to privatize the Indian railways. It has announced a process to identify private players that would run 109 pairs of trains. The process is e...
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