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Stormy weather

‘God’s Own Country’ is certainly Kerala’s grandiose moniker coined by its vibrant tour...

Contradictions are integral to life in India

Contradictions scar life in India. Contrasts mar any satisfaction we may derive from our achievements, our str...
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Why Uttar Pradesh should be broken up now

The report of the States Reorganization Commission, submitted to the Government of India in September 1955, is...

Tricky Game: Polexit

It’s possible that the tide which brought hard-right populist governments to power in a number of centra...

Who joined the dots?

And all of a sudden we are offended because the bindis have gone missing. So much outrage, but not for the con...

Clear signs: Decline in green cover

The signs of green turning grey are everywhere; but few bother to read them. A new study has revealed that Ind...

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Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

Letters to the Editor: Sometimes, laughter indeed is the best medicine

Laughter therapy Sir — An organization based in Delhi has come up with a novel way of cheering up patients in hospitals by making them laugh. Known as ‘clownselors’, the volunteers ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

New world: Foreign policy

Foreign policy is a shape-shifting entity. Its contours respond to transformations in global geo-strategic impulses. It is refreshing to note that India’s current foreign policy establishment re...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

Some more food for thought

On August 15, during his Independence Day speech, the prime minister announced the mandatory fortification of rice. Although the Niti Aayog termed it as a “game changer”, it also admitted,...
By Arun Gupta, Navdeep Khaira

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

‘Refugee Durga’ speaks same as maternal devi

The evocative idol of Durga as a refugee being transported in a truck together with her children and her belongings is a far cry from Goddess Durga, all-powerful, astride a lion. But this is precisely...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.21

Novel approach: Stubble burning

Credit must be given where it is due. In an innovative move, the Centre’s apex farm research body, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, has devised a scheme to encourage farmers to adopt...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.21

Letters to the editor: Violence on minorities in Bangladesh

Stand together Sir — The volatile situation in Bangladesh following the vandalization of temples and Durga Puja pandals — at least six people have been killed in communal violen...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.21

Evil fire: Bangladesh violence

Shahbag Square in Dhaka is roaring, once again. The spontaneous demonstration by thousands of people cutting across religious lines against the spate of vandalism targeting Hindus in Bangladesh during...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.21

Flow with the times

Five-sixth of the time has elapsed for the treaty between Bangladesh and India on sharing of the waters of the Ganges at Farakka. It will expire on December 12, 2026. The treaty was necessitated by th...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.21

Man and myth: The elusive A.Q. Khan

I recall the collective gasp of dismay that ricocheted around Islamabad in early February 2004 when A.Q. Khan appeared on television, confessing that he had acted against Pakistan’s interests in...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Free fall: India slips on Global Hunger Index

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress and inclusion. A week after the Unesco report showing the precarious state of education in India came the 2021 Global Hunger Index&...
By The Editorial Board


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