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Opinion  /  Published 19.04.20

Helping hands to lift the gloom

In a country already polarized along communal lines, the coronavirus pandemic, it is being argued, has bared other kinds of ailments as well. The glaring apathy towards the plight of the poor and the ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.20

IMF forecasts stop-and-go impact

The latest forecasts made by the International Monetary Fund on world economic growth show a sharp reduction in the estimates. Global economic growth has been pruned from 2.9 per cent made last Octobe...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.19

A dilemma for patriotic herbivores

August is a patriotic month, and the sense of being ahead of the world can make patriotism headier. The recently published report on climate and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change h...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.19

Patience and dialogue can counter radicalization

Radical measures need not be the only way of cleansing a radicalized mind. Patience, engagement, dialogue and — this cannot be emphasized enough — empathy often hold the key to the success of dera...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.10.18

The darkness that persists

India may have just about headed off a Lehman-like moment after the sudden move to supersede the board of directors of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services but the inherent vulnerabilit...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.19

The proprietorial mindset towards forest rights

While due process is important in any investigation or verification exercise, what is equally crucial is the rigour with which such an endeavour is conducted. It is this rigour that will eliminate, to...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.19

The Unnao survivor must get justice

It took the Supreme Court’s admonitions to impel visible activity on the Unnao rape case. Not that the Bharatiya Janata Party member of the legislative assembly accused of rape by a 17-year-old girl...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.19

Collaboration is not the BJP's strength

The irony is telling. The need for contemplation seems to have acquired considerable urgency in this Age of Instantaneity. The controversy over the Centre’s haste in passing crucial bills has direct...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.19

Senior citizens are vulnerable targets for violence

Senior citizens living alone are soft targets for various kinds of violence. A series of murders of elderly people across Calcutta has raised, once again, questions about the unsafe existence of this ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

Zomato's principled stand is rare and refreshing

Food provides much thought in the Indian context. That is because the relationship between food and faith remains fraught. Some are of the view that the tension has been aggravated with New India’s ...
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