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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...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.08.20

Mind the gap: A flawed Kashmir policy

Vox populi — the voice of the people — should ideally be the kernel in the fruit of democracy. A polity sans the political agency of the people is thus the very antithesis o...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.08.20

Chief cause: Yogi or Chief Minister?

The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, cannot be faulted for forgetting his duty. That consists of paying lip-service to the premise behind the chief minister’s chair in a secular...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Wrong court: Trial by media, again

Little is more deplorable than a continuing public cacophony around the tragedy of an untimely death. The death of the young actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, has provoked precisely this kind of a cacophon...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Cloudy skies: RBI rate-reduction cycle

The policymakers at the Reserve Bank of India hit the pause button at their monetary policy review last week, choosing to hold interest rates after a sustained, staccato-like 250 basis point cut in th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.20

Enduring echoes: the universal truth of Art

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Opinion  /  Published 07.08.20

Great walls: Closing down Confucius Institutes

Some cycles are hard to break. Mistrust shuts down friendly exchange, and the lack of communication feeds further mistrust. India is not the first country to consider closing down Confucius Institutes...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.20

Clear lens: Portraying Indian Army on screen

Some terrains, it would seem, require more cautious treading than others. This appears to be one of the prominent implications of the letter sent recently by the Union defence ministry to the Central ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.20

Audacious: Equating temple with freedom

Odious comparisons are par for the course in politics. But some politicians seem more vulnerable to this contagion than others. The Indian prime minister, unfortunately, belongs to the extremely vulne...
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