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Hide and seek

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 23.07.21

Fiction over fact: Rise of the Post Truth Family

A moment of crisis is often seen as a call to realism, a summons to the moment of truth. But crisis in recent times has been more a pretext for fictions, a strengthening of stereotypes. The first sit...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Letters to the editor: Navjot Singh Sidhu becomes Punjab Congress chief, men’s spending patterns cause more emissions than women

Wrong choice Sir — With less than a year to go for the Punjab assembly elections, the Congress has appointed the former minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, as its state unit chief in spite of reserva...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Civilly solved: Pretrial mediation

Mediation in disputes before going to court is not entirely new in India. Speaking at the India-Singapore Mediation Summit, the chief justice of India, N.V. Ramana, referred to a number of laws relati...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Big brothers: Pegasus snoopgate

Surveillance, real or imagined, is emblematic of both absolute power as well as its corruption. The United States of America and its allies recently accused China of being the patron of a global espio...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Northeast: Trying hard to make some gains

In the recent reshuffle of the Union council of ministers, three more candidates from the Northeast were inducted as ministers, bringing up the region’s total to five. Two among them are of cabi...
By Pradip Phanjoubam

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Pandemic holds out challenges to political class

In its initial phase, the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic left a trail of devastation across India, leading to the Narendra Modi government being at the receiving end of international media outra...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.21

Letters to the editor: Stan Swamy's custodial death, India's environmental goals

Take a stand Sir — Anup Sinha must be lauded for his article, “More to come” (July 15). Sinha has rightly noted an eerie silence from the vast majority of the citizens regarding the...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.21

Budget woes: Budget private schools

Nearly half of India’s children attend private schools — this fact is central to policy and discourse on education in this country. What, however, is often left unsaid is that nearly 70 pe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.21

Sceptre games: Punjab Congress crisis

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s elevation to the post of state presidentship in poll-bound Punjab has been interpreted, not without reason, as a possible blunder. This is because Amarinder Singh, the party...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.21

Right intent, wrong model

Uttar Pradesh’s draft population bill may be a step in the right direction but some of its provisions, such as ‘disqualification from contesting elections’, merit concern. Section 9 ...
By Shivani Choudhary


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