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What lies ahead

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus harboured by bats crossed over to humans. The trigger for every viral pandemic in t...

Real over reel

The commotion that accompanied the release of the film, The Kashmir Files, is a signifier that the past never ...
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Knowledge seekers

My old teacher Arun Kumar Das Gupta turned ninety last month. I went to see him on the occasion. There were se...

Twisted plot

In a recent television interview, the actor, Akshay Kumar, commented on the contents of history textbooks in I...

Deep imprint

Although I grew up in North India, the newspaper that came into our home was headquartered in a great city the...

Basic lesson: CJI's recent remarks on Constitution

At a time when unity is endangered, an understanding of the Constitution becomes more relevant than ever. Alth...

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Opinion  /  Published 01.07.22

Right list: Conflict within SC

India’s pride in the institutions that protect people’s rights is taking a battering. Groups of citizens have expressed their concern about the erosion of such institutions and the distort...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.22

What's next: Maharashtra politics

Dignity is rare in politics. But there can be the occasional exception. UddhavThackeray’s decision to resign as chief minister of Maharashtra after the Supreme Court did not object to the govern...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.22

Doctor Strange

Alchemists believed that lead could be perfected into gold, that diseases could be cured, and that life could be prolonged through transmutation. The politician is also a kind of alchemist. Even thou...
By Sunil Gatade, Venkatesh Kesari

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.22

The wisest fool

The centennial year of Satyajit Ray’s birth — it has drawn to a close — was marked by what is elixir to the Bengali mind: nostalgia. Nostalgia need not be unproductive. In fact,...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.22

Emerging patterns

Working in the media has not been easy for many journalists around the world in recent years. There are many reasons for this — from political polarisation to online trolling, from some media ou...
By Mehmal Sarfraz

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.22

Play the saviour

If ‘India first’ has to become the signature tune of the country’s foreign policy, then the Narendra Modi government has no reason to play easy with either Vladimir Putin’s Rus...
By Subir Bhaumik

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.22

The almost forgotten art of storytelling

Golden yarn Sir — Storytelling is an art that not everyone can master. Deft storytellers often have a rich pool of life experiences to tap into. Perhaps this is why grandparents make the best s...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.22

Tragic season: Regular floods in Assam

Human tragedy occurs in its own time, untouched by gyrations on the political trapeze. The deaths caused by this year’s floods in Assam are tragic enough; added to the loss of homes, crops, live...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.22

New churn: Modi's back-to-back global summits

Global summits are often as much about symbolism and messaging as they are about well-defined outcomes. Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended, virtually, a meeting with leaders of Brazil, R...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.22

Vicious purity

In September 2019, a research article crucially important for South Asia was published in Science under the title, “The formation of human populations in South and Central Asia” (Science, ...
By G.N. Devy


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