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Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

Perfectly unacceptable: Taking on body-shaming

The Venus of Urbino, Titian’s erotic and enduring creation in the 16th century, has, at times, been held up as the acme of sensuality as well as an artistic expression of the idealized, uni...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Private affair: Legal intimation of marriage

Times have changed since the enactment of the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which aimed to transcend the barriers of caste and religion in order to give Indians substantive rights when it came to choosi...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Less is good: Dip in farmer suicides

A silver lining recently is the decline in suicides of farmers. The report on accidental deaths and suicides of 2019 published by the National Crime Records Bureau indicates this: from 11,379 deaths i...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.09.20

Fallen warriors: India's healthcare workers

For how long can an illusion affecting the lives of millions be kept up before it collapses? The Indian Medical Association seems to have found an answer to the question when it called out the Centre&...
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Opinion  /  Published 23.09.20

All in class: Accessible online education

With the pandemic running into months, countries all over the world are in a bind over education. It is not possible to stop all teaching indefinitely. Yet in-person classes pose a danger to the healt...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Data pinch: Rising lack of jobs in India

The lack of job opportunities and a persistently high level of unemployment are beginning to emerge as focal points of criticism of the Narendra Modi government. On the prime minister’s birthday...
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Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Electoral might: Farm bills steamrolled

Narendra Modi, a maestro of spin, described the passage of the contentious bills on agricultural ‘reform’ as a ‘watershed moment’. Perhaps the prime minister truly believes tha...
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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

At odds: To ciminalize suicide, or not to?

The corpus of legislation in India is extensive. It is, therefore, not entirely unexpected that the laws governing the same issue may turn out to be contradictory in nature. It thus falls upon the jud...
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Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

New vista: Govt suspends MPLADS

Prescience is supposed to be a good thing. But its results can be unexpected. India’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led government seems to have foreseen that the Covid-19 pandemic will continue till 2...
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Opinion  /  Published 20.09.20

Extinction report: World wildlife population

The Anthropocene — a geological period signifying human predations on the planet — can no longer be denied. The Living Planet Report 2020 by the World Wildlife Fund found that th...
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