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Healing verse

One line you didn’t hear in Joe Biden’s big-hearted inaugural address was one of his favourite bit...

New possibilities in our future

History constantly forms constellations of circumstances. Within the constant of these ever-changing constella...
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Steady course: continuity integral to Indo-US ties

In a previous piece in this newspaper, penned a couple of days after election night in the United States of Am...

The Mahatma and the camera

The camera was there in London, photographing Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the suit-clad young lawyer; it follo...

Indian media’s inflection point

Many science historians attribute ‘what goes up must come down’ to Isaac Newton, and this must be ...

Hope and fear: RBI estimates negative GDP growth

The Reserve Bank of India has estimated India’s gross domestic product growth to be a negative 7.5 per c...

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Opinion  /  Published 26.01.21

New possibilities in our future

History constantly forms constellations of circumstances. Within the constant of these ever-changing constellations roils the constant of human struggle, first for survival and then for that thing cal...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.21

On target: scope of money bills

A judgment may have a history that is not easy to disentangle. Not every Indian citizen was enthusiastic about the Aadhaar project when it was instituted. The scheme was legalized through a money bill...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.21

Great shame: Jai Shri Ram at Netaji's birth anniversary

Sir — It is shameful that on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, the chief minister of his home state was insulted by her own people at a programme organized by t...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.21

Untrustworthy: Farmers and the Modi govt

It is in the nature of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to blame others for its own bunglings. Typically, the Union agriculture minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, has passed the buck on to an “ext...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.21

Stroke of luck: Biden's race to presidency

Joe Biden is thrice-blessed. Not only did he win the Democratic nomination and then the presidential election, but as a result of the events of January 6, he has taken office when the Republican Oppos...
By Gwynne Dyer in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.21

Steady course: continuity integral to Indo-US ties

In a previous piece in this newspaper, penned a couple of days after election night in the United States of America, I had maintained that irrespective of its outcome, India-US relations would remain ...
By Ronen Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

Going bananas over fruit

Harry Houdini is no longer the unparalleled master of the vanishing trick. The Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat believes that it has pulled off a Houdini. The chief minister, Vijay Rupani, has rename...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

How Nitish Kumar won over Sikhs

The chief minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, and the Union home minister, Amit Shah, were found to admire one another during the latter’s recent visit to the state. The Lingayat strongman li...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

All you who bleed tonight

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By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

Dear Siraj...

This is how achievements of aboriginal cricketers were reported in the press. The South Australian Register in 1854: “Charlie and the two Sams (aboriginal cricketers) are not ignorant of the usa...
By Upala Sen in


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