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Emerging patterns

Working in the media has not been easy for many journalists around the world in recent years. There are many r...

Play the saviour

If ‘India first’ has to become the signature tune of the country’s foreign policy, then the ...
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Vicious purity

In September 2019, a research article crucially important for South Asia was published in Science under the ti...

Roiling waters

Even as the world continues to be focused on the challenges being posed by the Russian aggression in Ukraine, ...

Hybrid selves

One of the earliest books of which I still have a vivid memory  is a collection of fairy tales with brill...

New churn: Modi's back-to-back global summits

Global summits are often as much about symbolism and messaging as they are about well-defined outcomes. Last w...

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Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Letters to the editor

Empty words Sir — Gender inequality in academia is usually brushed under the carpet. A new study has found that female scientists are less likely to receive authorship credit or be named on pat...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Shiv Sena’s pursuit of an inclusive policy

The disgruntled segment of the Shiv Sena has, its leader says, been suffering from heartburn. The cause that has been cited is the Shiv Sena’s ‘unnatural’ alliance with the Nationali...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Race for the upholder of the Constitution

As the head of state, the president of India upholds the Constitution. At a time when there are fears that the Constitution is being undermined by the ruling regime, the role of the president acquires...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Rainy Days

Prescience can sometimes be utterly disappointing. In May, educational institutions were closed till June 15 so that students were spared the scorching heat. Predictably, on June 13, the West Bengal g...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Paradigm shift

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s reluctance to nominate Muslim leaders to contest the Rajya Sabha election is a relatively new phenomenon. It is well-known that the BJP does not prefer to give ticke...
By Hilal Ahmed

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

Letters to the editor

Unfair privilege Sir — The saying, ‘Baro mashe tero parbon’, aptly conveys the abundance of rituals and festivities in the Bengali calendar. Unfortunately, several of these arcane r...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

Chaos: an opportunity for Netanyahu

Israel is headed for its fifth national election in three years after the collapse of a wobbly coalition under the outgoing prime minister, Naftali Bennett, plunged the nation into fresh political unc...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

BJP responsible for Shiv Sena rebellion?

When the post-mortem of the political whodunit in Maharashtra finally takes place, an accusing finger is likely to be pointed at the Bharatiya Janata Party in spite of its protestations that it had no...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

Equal is not equitable

Scientists have provided new evidence for a better understanding of environmental challenges. The reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Plat...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

A new mould

Generalisations are usually hazardous. However, in assessing the 75 years since Independence, the politics of India suggests a marked inclination for either  status quo  or change by stealth...
By Swapan Dasgupta


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