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Opinion  /  Published 24.10.20

Trapped in history

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By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.20

The goddess returns

India, to the wide-eyed visitor, could, for very good reasons, look like the land of ceaseless festivals. One such festival — the argumentative Bengali believes it to be the fairest of them all ...
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Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

Lamp lady: Jacinda Ardern's victory

The outcome of the parliamentary election in New Zealand was a foregone conclusion: Jacinda Ardern, the leader of the Labour Party, was expected to return to power. What has surprised the pundits, how...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

Forced: Violence against women

The more things are supposed to change the more they remain the same. Countrywide protests and campaigns on occasions of the ugliest sexual crimes against women, changes in laws against such crimes, t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

Dark water: Lessons from Hyderabad floods

The waters are turning deeper, but are crucial lessons being learnt from their depths? This is an important question to ask in the wake of the floods in Hyderabad, which have claimed over 70 lives and...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

Twin problem: Enough food but severe hunger

India ranks 94 out of 107 nations on the Global Hunger Index 2020. At a cosmetic level, this ranking seems to be an improvement as India’s score on the index, which stood at 32.2 in 2010, is at ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.20

Revising legal age of marriage of girls

On Independence Day, the prime minister had announced that his government might raise the legal age of marriage of girls from 18 to 21. A high-level panel looking into the average age of motherhood, e...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.20

Voice of reason: Calcutta HC bans pandal entry

The judiciary can always be relied upon to be cool and reasonable even in this age of unreason. The Calcutta High Court’s directive disallowing visitors from entering pandals during Du...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.20

Dhaka model: India's growing poverty

The latest World Economic Outlook published by the International Monetary Fund makes projections for economic growth for 2020 and extends its forecasts till 2025. One piece of evidence being...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.20

Scissor hands: A new era of genetics

The Nobel Prize for chemistry signals the ushering in of a “new epoch”. The CRISPR/Cas9 ‘genetic scissors’, discovered by Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, indeed ...
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