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‘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...

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...

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Letters to the editor: Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2021

Glorious win Sir — The clash between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s Indian Premier League final made for a delightful game of cricket (“Dhoni&r...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Congress: Gandhis remain in charge

Two signals emerged from the recent meeting of the Congress Working Committee. The first being that the Gandhis are by no means in a mood to yield ground to the dissenters. This is just as well since ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

GHI: When power does not empower

This Vijaya Dashami, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, said his government aims to make India the strongest military power globally on its own strength. In the preceding weeks, two reports and data s...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific

Amidst an all-out confrontation between the United States of America and China, Taiwan is fast emerging as a critical fault-line. The delicate balancing act that the US had long maintained on the issu...
By Harsh V. Pant

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Challenges to economic recovery in India

The International Monetary Fund revealed its outlook for the world economy last week. A year and a half after the pandemic, global recovery remained reassuringly strong: the world economy is expected ...
By Renu Kohli

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

Many questions: Right to information

New India does not encourage questions. Answers, even when they come, are inordinately delayed too. An analysis by the Satark Nagrik Sangathan has revealed that the national backlog of cases before th...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

India’s human rights record

A vision divided thrives on contradictions. On the 28th anniversary of the foundation of the National Human Rights Commission, the prime minister criticized partisan attitudes displayed in protests ag...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

Armed for life

These days the kitchen sink is where I meditate. Just as I think that I have finished washing all the dishes, I realize that I have not been able to scrape all the tea leaves off the bottom of the tea...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

The dignity of sex workers

Gangubai Kathiawadi, an upcoming biopic, brings the sorry plight of sex workers out into the limelight. The movie is based on the life of a mafia queen who ruled her area, Kamathipura in Mumbai, ...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

FB is programmed to stir up baser emotions

Before the advent of Facebook, the world knew that unhindered human free speech could be deeply problematic when amplified: it did not know that it could be hugely lucrative. The latter finding is wha...
By Sevanti Ninan


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