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Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Track concerns: Railways to be privatized?

The Centre is reported to be considering incremental steps to privatize the Indian railways. It has announced a process to identify private players that would run 109 pairs of trains. The process is e...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

Vanishing act: Population and female infanticide

Progress must be put into context. This would be a prudent approach to take towards the findings of the Sample Registration System statistical report for 2018, which show, among other things, that 13 ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Lower depths: A spokesperson speaks

Silence articulates the unspeakable far better than words. The spokesman of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sambit Patra, a doctor no less, did not need his leaders’ speeches to be assured of their ...
By The Editorial Board in

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...
By The Editorial Board in

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 02.07.20

Testing times: Board exams cancelled

The Central Board of Secondary Education has cancelled the board examinations for Class X and XII in the light of the pandemic. The Supreme Court has given its nod to the decision. Students will now b...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

No winners: China ban for telecom and highways

Fortress India has started to pull up the drawbridge to halt China’s economic invasion. After announcing a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, the policymakers of the Narendra Modi governm...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.20

Sign of red: Women as property

A marriage may break down for a million reasons. The Gauhati High Court granted divorce to a man and woman with a history of disagreements, although a family court had earlier dismissed the husband&rs...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.20

Brute force: Custodial deaths and torture

An arrest can amount to a death sentence in India. This hypothesis is not implausible; there are alarming data on the use of excessive force on suspects and undertrials by law-enforcers. In a grim rem...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.20

Caged voice: Investigative media throttled

Premier investigative agencies have been castigated as the government’s ‘caged parrots’. But other institutions can make a serious claim on being a member of this unfortunate species...
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