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A bleak new world

Economic recovery from the pandemic is bound to be different in different countries. It would depend upon the ...

China, the great American punching bag

The United States of America is hurtling from one crisis to another even as the presidential polls come closer...
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India-China, an alternative vision

There is hardly any expectation — at least within India — that the reported ‘de-escalation&r...

Closed minds: BLM and anti-CAA protests

On May 25, in Minneapolis, an African-American arrestee, George Floyd, was choked to death by a white police o...

Ladakh: blunder or grand plan?

Why did China choose the summer of 2020 to make aggressive moves in Ladakh and nearly start a shooting war? Wa...

For journalistic freedom in India

The dawn of the post-truth era has forced journalism of every conceivable form to confront several pertinent q...

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Opinion  /  Published 04.07.20

Muscles, mind and more

Super strong men with muscles can be indispensable. Among fears that without the crowds of devotees who usually pull the ropes of the huge chariots of the presiding deities in Puri during Rath Yatra t...
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Opinion  /  Published 04.07.20

Sabkuch TikTok hai

“Sabkuch ticktock hai.” So would say William Methwold in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. The Englishman, who was all set to leave India as it inched closer to Independenc...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.20

New low

Sir — The incident in which a family in Uttar Pradesh cooked and consumed a large amount of cannabis leaves while believing that it was fenugreek or methi is bizarre and worrying. Some of the fa...
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Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Storm in a coffee cup: The pleasures of adda

Health, as the old adage goes, is a form of wealth. The path to this kind of wealth for much of traditional India passes through the akhada, or, in the modern age, through gymnasiums, where men a...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Silence is grey: Press freedom under siege

Democracy is not just about ‘being’ a system and how a nation is organized. It is much more about it ‘becoming’ inclusive and accountable to those who constitute the nation. On...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Love is love: Queer Pride during Covid-19

During Pride Month, towns and cities light up with celebratory parades on the street, complete with rainbow colours. Celebrations this year were dampened owing to social distancing guidelines and a ca...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

A road less travelled

Military historians know Balakot as the place where the armies of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Syed Ahmad Barelvi fought a major battle in May 1831. The aam aadmi knows Balakot as the place whe...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Covid-19: A medical and ethical challenge

The outbreak of Covid-19 has ripped open a deep-rooted ethical crisis within human society. Science seems to be clueless about a solution for this crisis. The instant success of science has trapped th...
By Nibedita P. Jena in

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Pinch for punch: App ban to counter attack

Those who live by the sword don’t always die by the sword; they are able to hold on, for a time, with the pretence of a sword. It is when that pretence is no longer sustainable that they perish....
By Sankarshan Thakur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Moment of glory: Jadeja, Wisden's favourite player

Sir — The decision of Wisden to name Ravindra Jadeja the ‘most valuable player’ of the 21st century in Test cricket has astonished many. This is perhaps because of the tradition, in ...
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