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Slash and burn

A remarkable positive lesson of the Covid-19-induced lockdowns has been a better understanding of what our dai...

A test case: Detainees during the pandemic

It is a common practice all over the world that when those incarcerated face a threat to life, the authorities...
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City on wheels: Bombay bids farewell to Fiat taxi

Travelling to Bombay as a child, the train pulling into the vaulted Victoria Terminus was pretty similar to pu...

The crisis of language and its recovery

Does language shape thought, or does thought shape language? The answer, perhaps, is a bit of both. Without vo...

The future of news in India

The news industry today stands at a vital crossroads. The worsening economic health of print journalism threat...

Poor pickings: Soft loans for agriculture

The prime minister has announced, as part of continuing economic interventions to stimulate recovery from the ...

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Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Ill omen: Jimmy Lai in chains

Sir — The arrest of the media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai, on charges of collusion with a foreign country — a vaguely defined crime under the new anti-sedition law ad...
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Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Desert storm: Sachin Pilot's 'ghar wapsi'

It appears that the enfant terrible would be accommodated in the Congress’s fold in Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot, who had raised the banner of rebellion briefly against Ashok Gehlot’s...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Poor pickings: Soft loans for agriculture

The prime minister has announced, as part of continuing economic interventions to stimulate recovery from the recessionary trends, an agricultural infrastructure fund to the tune of one lakh crore spr...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

The crisis of language and its recovery

Does language shape thought, or does thought shape language? The answer, perhaps, is a bit of both. Without vocabulary, we cannot express ourselves in all the ways that make us human, just as phrases ...
By Priyam Marik in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Slash and burn

A remarkable positive lesson of the Covid-19-induced lockdowns has been a better understanding of what our daily activities do to nature. It was like a controlled experiment in a laboratory: with the ...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

Give peace a chance: 75 years of Nagasaki bombing

Sir — The city of Nagasaki in Japan recently observed the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing. Commemorating such sombre occasions serves to remind mankind of the extent of the destruction th...
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Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

Family firm: Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksas

Dynastic politics may be anathema to those who run New India. But a dynasty seems to have cemented its place beyond India’s southern borders. The Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance &mdash...
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Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

Lost Paths: NEP 2020 & institutional autonomy

The middle path is a comfortable idea; the comfort depends on the subject to which it relates. The prime minister has marked a ‘middle path’ between government control and the sense of ent...
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Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

The future of news in India

The news industry today stands at a vital crossroads. The worsening economic health of print journalism threatens its ability to credibly inform the public and act as an institutional check upon power...
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Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

A test case: Detainees during the pandemic

It is a common practice all over the world that when those incarcerated face a threat to life, the authorities send them home. Even Benito Mussolini had been forced by an international campaign to shi...
By Prabhat Patnaik in


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