New possibilities

History constantly forms constellations of circumstances. Within the constant of these ever-changing constella...

Steady course: continuity integral to Indo-US ties

In a previous piece in this newspaper, penned a couple of days after election night in the United States of Am...

The inner eye: lessons for New India

His wife heavily gravid and going to deliver any moment, barrister M.K. Gandhi picked up pen and paper on May ...

Indian media’s inflection point

Many science historians attribute ‘what goes up must come down’ to Isaac Newton, and this must be ...

Climate change: from Paris to Glasgow

The Paris climate agreement completed five years recently. One can still remember Prakash Javadekar, India&rsq...

Party first: 'Jai Shri Ram' at Netaji event

Like the separation of the realms between the proverbial Church and the State, a clear, inviolable line should...

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.21

Evolutionary process: one party giving way to another

Every nation forges its own distinct political traditions over time and often through a process of trial and error. Yet, countries that trace their political institutions to the Westminster model shar...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

Dark secret: Partho-Arnab WhatsApp chats

Sir — The incriminating WhatsApp conversations that allegedly took place between Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami and the former chief of Broadcast Audience Research Council, Partho Dasgupta,&n...
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Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

Boys to men: India conquers Gabba

India retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy — this was India’s second consecutive Test series win Down Under — can be compared to the fable of the phoenix. Having been humiliated in t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

Baton passed: Biden becomes US president

With Joseph R. Biden taking over the mantle of the presidentship of the United States of America, there is hope — within and outside the US — that America would reclaim its seat at the glo...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

New Year tragedy in Pakistan

The year, 2021, started on a tragic note for the Shia Hazara community in Pakistan. Eleven coal miners belonging to the Hazara community were killed in a gruesome attack on January 3 in Mach, Balochis...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

WhatsApp nation: Faustian bargains on the internet

In an era of relentless privatization, nationalization has become a bad word. It is synonymous with populism — Indira Gandhi’s bank nationalization drive — economic failure — t...
By Arghya Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Two faces: Big Tech companies

Facebook’s claim of being the prized jewel in the Big Tech crown is increasingly being undermined by strident criticisms of the social media giant’s conduct around the world. These concern...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

No chance to touch the skies

Earlier this month, in Maharashtra’s Bhandara, 10 infants died when the hospital they were in caught fire. Hospital attendants safely rescued seven infants. The horrific incident occurred in the...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Medicine: a case for integration

A paradigm for research into traditional medicine called ‘whole systems research’ started to catch on around the new millennium. Its aim was to surmount the difficulties arising out of tra...
By Soham D. Bhaduri in

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Positive signs: a lot to look forward to in 2021

The year 2021 brings positivity and optimism. There is a lot to look forward to even though the battle against the virus is not yet over. Countries are still challenged by recurrent infections. But ef...
By Renu Kohli in


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