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Abject surrender

The post-war political decolonization in the third world was followed by a struggle for economic decolonizatio...

The Beatles brought back

The Beatles: Get Back, the recently released three-part documentary, has been widely seen and reviewed. The or...
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Human intrusion depleted, destabilized nature

India emerged honourably from the Glasgow climate summit. We incurred the wrath of the West by disallowing the...

Living in a racist environment

Environmental racism, an emerging phenomenon, needs to be remedied. It refers to the practice of forcing minor...

Testing loyalty’s limits

A small affair in school some years ago set me thinking about the virtue of loyalty. The incident that remains...

Gaps remain: trafficking bill

Noble intentions are not enough to bring about real change in society; they must be accompanied by watertight ...

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Opinion  /  Published 01.12.21

A reluctant constitutionalism

‘Constitution Day’ was celebrated in an interesting manner this time. The Bharatiya Janata Party government took the opportunity to interrogate the political credibility of Oppos...
By Hilal Ahmed

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Surly India: Faruqui

The joke is on a surly ‘democratic’ India. The ‘retirement’ of Munawar Faruqui, a young, Muslim stand-up comedian whose shows have been repeatedly cancelled as a result of the ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Home cooked diet for pets is the need of the time

Switch it up Sir — A truly sustainable way of living would have to include not just our needs but those of our animal companions as well. Pet food is responsible for a quarter of the environmen...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Holistic index: poverty

Poverty is usually associated with the lack of economic means to survive adequately. Hence income is used as the most common measure of poverty. However, poverty as deprivation has many dimensions tha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

When green is grey

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, grabbed headlines at CoP26 following his announcement of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. But such pronouncements ring hollow, given their dissonance with d...
By Prerna Singh Bindra

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Censorship in the name of politics in Pakistan

Yesterday, the veteran Pakistani journalist, Muhammad Ziauddin, passed away in Islamabad at the age of 83. Ziauddinsahab, as we lovingly called him, was someone who can be called an icon of Pakistani ...
By Mehmal Sarfraz

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Stop sliding: democracy

Nearly three decades ago, amid the ruins of a collapsed Soviet Union, the American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, famously declared that Western-style liberal democracy had triumphed for etern...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Dead man wins election, just as well

Ghastly result Sir — Truth is stranger than fiction in a democracy. We have all heard of ghost voters — fake voters or dead persons in whose names votes are still cast — and politic...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Proved wrong: population control

India’s burgeoning population has, for long, been a thorn in the side of its progress. The recent findings of the National Family Health Survey-5, therefore, come as a breath of fresh air: it ha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Foot in the door: CoP26

Closing the CoP26 summit, Alok Sharma, the British president of the conference, said “we’ve kept 1.5 within reach, but its pulse is weak...” Sharma was upset because a last-minute as...
By Gwynne Dyer


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