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Opinion  /  Published 15.09.22

Toxic Bondage: Modern forms of slavery

Manifestations of what is understood to be premodern can be surprisingly enduring. For instance, slavery, albeit in its modern form, has proven to be resilient. A report titled Global Estimates of Mod...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.21

Great power, greater responsibility

It is always nice to be felicitated on a day that is meant for you alone. Teachers’ Day, alas, has come and gone in India. Fortunately, I haven’t missed the opportunity to pay my annual tr...
By Devi Kar

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.21

Letters to the editor: Imposition of Hindi as primary language

Language matters Sir — India is a polyglot, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic nation. In recent years, however, there has been a growing and consistent push towards making Hindi the primary langu...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.21

All work: Child labour

The kids are not alright, especially in an India reeling under the effects of a global contagion. This has been borne out by a report by the International Labour Organization and Unicef — it was...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.21

Out of the blue: K.K. Shailaja axed from Kerala cabinet

Sir — The exclusion of K.K. Shailaja, popularly known as ‘Shailaja teacher’, from the incoming Left Democratic Front government in Kerala has come as a complete surprise (“Shai...


Opinion  /  Published 04.05.21

Other women

In India, women form the vast majority of migrants — 80 per cent of the total internal migrants as per NSSO and 70.7 per cent of internal migrants as per Census 2001. It has been estimated that ...
By Minakshi Dewan

Opinion  /  Published 08.12.20

A pittance: the minimum wage question

By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

Tragic end: Suicides on the rise

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019 — an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2018 — according to latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Maharashtra, T...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

Lost labour: Working Indian women

Employment of women in India has an interesting trajectory. The periodic labour force survey (2018-19) states that approximately 83 per cent of the total number of women employed in India earn their l...
By Aarushee Shukla, Yamini

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.20

Mind and body: Anxiety and depression on rise

The elephant in the room cannot go unacknowledged. A study by the International Labour Organization has found that one out of two young people around the world is now subject to anxiety and depression...
By The Editorial Board


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