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Did an Unidentified Flying Object land in the vicinity of Patparganj, East Delhi, on a rainy, deliciously plea...

Jean-Luc Godard’s brilliance and prescience

The name of Jean-Luc Godard is bandied about a lot when people discuss serious cinema. Godard as a self-indulg...
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Govt pronouncements resemble publicity stunts

A speaker in a television debate was deploring the paucity of hospital beds. A simple soul would have gone on ...

The man who cries wolf

Whatever your views on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, you’ve got to credit his government for the consist...

Far from sustainable

The 70th general assembly of the United Nations called on countries “to ensure that all people have the ...

Southern spice: Yediyurappa resigns

Politics can turn the seemingly indispensable into the expendable. The present fate of B.S. Yediyurappa, the f...

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Opinion  /  Published 27.07.21

Jean-Luc Godard’s brilliance and prescience

The name of Jean-Luc Godard is bandied about a lot when people discuss serious cinema. Godard as a self-indulgent director of a whole bunch of unwatchable, plotless films, or as a master, the Picasso ...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.21

Letters to the editor: TMC Martyrs' Day programme, Chennai effort to prevent defacing of city walls, marriage proposals at Olympics

New fulcrum Sir — The enthusiastic participation of representatives of Opposition parties in the special function organized by the Trinamul Congress on Martyrs’ Day was a significant poli...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.21

Deeper crisis: Healthcare inequalities

That inequality lies at the root of the ill health of a population is not new; this fact has only been thrown into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings of the Oxfam report, Inequa...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.21

Thoughtful: Draconian legislations

Draconian legislations are an integral, albeit worrying, feature of the judicial architecture of democracies. This is because in spite of their allegedly overarching reach and the history of patent mi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.21

Deadly Gamble: Covid in the UK

“Let the bodies pile high in their thousands,” expostulated Boris Johnson in his private office, but the door was open and a number of witnesses reportedly heard him. This was last October...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.21

Govt pronouncements resemble publicity stunts

A speaker in a television debate was deploring the paucity of hospital beds. A simple soul would have gone on to say, ‘We need more beds.’ This philosopher astutely stressed another logica...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

Letters to the editor

Sir — While announcing the higher secondary results, the president of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, Mahua Das, mentioned that this year, a Muslim girl, Rumana Sultana, g...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

In my eye does it all lie

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By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

All is fair in Olympics and war

China didn’t participate in the 1956 Melbourne Games when Taiwan was recognised by the IOC — Taiwan competed under the Formosa name. And in 2008, Taiwan threatened to boycott the Beijing G...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

In search of actually existing fascism

When politically mobilized majorities (or politicians acting in their name) single out minorities for oppression, writers reach for historically loaded comparisons. Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán,...
By Mukul Kesavan


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