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Enduring images

Five images have remained with me from the five years I spent in West Bengal — 2004 to 2009. ‘Inde...

Regional pride could be a strategy against the BJP

Over the last few years, a lot of media commentary has diagnosed the main political battle raging across India...
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India and Pakistan’s trade agenda

In so adversarial a relationship, there is no sphere of activity left untouched by the impact of India-Pakista...

But are masks not a bad thing?

That’s what they would say in olden times. Be who you are, don’t wear a mask. Masked folks are tri...

We are who we vote for

While most of the world continues to grapple with yesterday’s problem — Covid-19 — New Zeala...

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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Save them: Goa losing forest cover

Sir — It is criminal to not follow Covid-19 protocols in a public space given the spike in cases across the country (“Metro commuters flout mask mandate”, April 12). The government a...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Hidden killers: Non-communicable diseases

Losing sight of the bigger picture is easy when a crisis presents itself. While India’s population and health infrastructure are groaning under the weight of the highly contagious coronavirus, a...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Right over all: Freedom to choose religion

It is deeply heartening when the Supreme Court speaks firmly in support of Constitutional rights. While dismissing a public interest litigation against superstition, black magic and religious conversi...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Lessons from Singhu border

The farmers’ movement is now entering a new phase. While the government is trying to tire out the protesters and push the protest out of the media’s glare, the farmers are gearing up to ma...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

India becoming an illiberal dictatorship

The elections in West Bengal are being considered by many to be a decisive fight to stem the swelling tide of right-wing populism in India embodied in the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Mamat...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

The cost of a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the global economy hard, increasing poverty in practically every country, reducing employment and pulling people down from middle-income brackets into low-income groups, ...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Shamed: CISF kills 4 in Bengal

Bengal has a long and chequered history of political violence. The death of four voters at the hands of the Central Industrial Security Force and the ugly politics that has been unleashed in the after...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Yet again: US police shoots 20-year-old black man in Minneapolis

Sir — The suffering of black people in the United States of America never seems to end. The most recent incident occurred in Minneapolis where a police officer reportedly shot a 20-year-old blac...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Festive fun: Modi's 'Tika Utsav'

India is fortunate in having a prime minister who can only see the brightest side. In a discussion with chief ministers regarding the alarming rise in Covid-19 infections, he announced a ‘Tika U...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Star power: Celebrities and Bengal polls

Prior to becoming the Ukrainian president in 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was a sitcom star with his only political experience being playing a high school history teacher in the 2015 political satire,&nb...
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