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Opinion  /  Published 05.11.21

Modern family

To many, family is synonymous with the concept of togetherness. Yet that is a luxury some cannot afford. Last week, the government of Tamil Nadu announced through a statement that single women who are...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.08.21

Letters to the editor: Nick Compton calls Virat Kohli 'foul-mouthed'

Play smart Sir — It is amusing that the former England cricketer, Nick Compton, called Virat Kohli “foul-mouthed”, especially after India decisively beat England at the Test match a...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

Democracy and the Argumentative Indian

"Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be./ Others will go on speaking, and you will not be able to argue back.” Amartya Sen quotes Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s poem to demons...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Unreformed: Police reform

The Union home minister’s call to make scientific evidence the lynchpin of police investigations in India must be welcomed. This plea was made in the context of reforming — modernizing &md...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.21

The root of the poison

Even though the number of cognizable crimes per lakh of population in 18 Indian states is higher than that of West Bengal, the latter has acquired the dubious distinction of recording the highest numb...
By Gautam Bhattacharya

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Opinion  /  Published 02.06.21

Firm links: Dowry deaths

Silence seems to have prevailed for a while on the phenomenon of dowry deaths. It is almost as though India takes them for granted — a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report showed that...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 20.05.21

Police vigil on night violations

Calcutta police commissioner Soumen Mitra has instructed officers of all 25 traffic guards across the city to step up prosecution against “genuine violators” of night curfew and book them ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.21

Dignified end: Covid deaths in India

Sir — As the deadly second wave of the coronavirus that is currently devastating the country leaves a long trail of dead bodies, leading to depleting space and wood for burials or lighting pyres...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

An India in chains

Some attributes of freedom are the most precious of all human rights. The right of an individual to express himself freely, move freely throughout the territory of India, assemble peaceably and withou...
By Kapil Sibal

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.20

Laws work: Death penalty for rape

Crimes against women in India show that, however severe, laws by themselves are no deterrent. The Karnataka High Court, however, has recommended that Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code that prescri...
By The Editorial Board


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