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Opinion  /  Published 01.07.21

Breathless praise: NTF cheer for govt

Evaluation of any sort needs to be objective. Without objectivity, assessments lack clarity and teeth and can fall prey to partisanship. This kind of impartiality is especially critical when it comes ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.21

The NEP and the end of student life

In his first essay on the ongoing pandemic, published in Il Manifesto on February 26, 2020, the noted Italian philosopher, Giorgio Agamben, described the Covid-19 crisis as “The Invent...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Time of blind faith in the age of reason

In the time of Covid, we all live in a state of heightened uncertainty and anguish. There are problems relating to our health that each of us must take care of. There are fears about the health of our...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 14.06.21

Troublesome copycats

There is no dearth of media coverage of inappropriate behaviour on the part of people in respect to Covid-19. But that has not stopped our blatant disregard for such norms as maintaining social distan...
By Indranil De

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.21

Inferences that could've helped with second wave

Perception (pratyaksha) and inference (anumana), two essential parts of Indian epistemology, can be used, with a little tweaking, to understand the pandemic. Inferences from memories of previous pande...
By A. Raghuramaraju

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Opinion  /  Published 31.05.21

Run for life’s sake

Governments go out of their way to keep liquor shops open or permit home delivery of alcohol when lockdowns strike. But a morning walk or a run is no-no. In the first case, the State has revenue at st...
By Shyam G. Menon

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.21

Rural India yet unmapped in virus’s cartography

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By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.21

Editorial: Hemmed in

There can be no better proof of the tragedy an anti-scientific mindset can wreak than the scale of the pandemic in the country today. Recently, the World Health Organization put down the resurgence of...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.05.21

In the shadow of the grim reaper

A year was not enough to ease a nation into preparedness. Masks were lowered, campaigns rallied, and hands shaken. All the while a second wave of Covid-19 threatened to take the mammoth shape of a tsu...
By Dibyangee Saha

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

A judiciary that supervises Centre is welcome

Friends in London warned against moving from a cooling frying pan to a raging fire. But we were tired of being kept dangling at Air India’s mercy. The national carrier resembles the national gov...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


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