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Standing tall

The late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam liked to tell stories with morals. A story he was particularly fond of related to ...

Hollow test: Exams are tools of ideological control

In his eminently entertaining first autobiography, My Early Life: A Roving Commission, published in 1930,...
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Living the lie: How parakeets are invented

On August 31 last, the Republican National Convention and Kenosha were the themes of Last Week Tonight wi...

True fighter : Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As if the year 2020 had not thrown enough curveballs already, just last week Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of th...

Dual burden: Women and domestic space

Challenging the sexual division of labour has been one of the magnanimous victories of the struggles launched ...

The art of burying the truth

It is doubtful whether Jawaharlal Nehru ever read Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, that wickedly funny and...

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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Cost of friendship

Sir — I was taken aback the other day to realize that neither my Android device nor WhatsApp has an emoticon for a bald person — the closest thing was a balding old man, even there the old...
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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Heroic solitude: The dissenting voice is lonely

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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Khaamosh, adaalat jaari hai

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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

The sport of pole vault: a tall claim

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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Congress: worries in MP and a rising star in Assam

“Didi paathiyechhen”, quipped the fish-seller to the flummoxed Bengali patron examining the catch of glistening hilsa laid out before him on a wicker basket. “Didi maane? M...
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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Chilling letter by AI: writing on the screen

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Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

Unfunny words: Modi's reply to Milind Soman

Sir — The reply of the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to the birthday wish tweeted to him by the actor and former supermodel, Milind Soman, would have been amusing had it not been ominous...
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Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

Farms in ferment: LS passes farmer bills

A furious debate has broken out in the political salons of Delhi, corporate boardrooms and the farmlands of the country over the latest wave of reforms that the Narendra Modi government has unleashed ...
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Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

Comic sunshine: India's love for Wodehouse

Why does PG Wodehouse have such a big following in India? This is the question I put to Ben Schott, a 46-year-old British journalist and author who got rave reviews for his first Wodehouse novel, ...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

Amoral panic: middle class, media and hysteria

As our country faces unprecedented economic, health and national security crises, it is engrossed with the lurid demonization of a young film actress. The Rhea Chakraborty affair reveals a society gri...
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