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Opinion  /  Published 10.09.19

Stifling dissent is a step towards a police State

Holders of high office, unfortunately, can have the prickliest of skins. Even the mildest of rebukes elicit a nasty sting from these minders of august institutions. But the need to develop a thick ski...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Things to ponder as India turns another year older

A septuagenarian citizen can, at times, be inclined towards contemplation. This holds true for nation states as well. Independent India is another year older; the nation is now 72 years old. There is ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

Smooth road ahead for New India

In the end, it turned out to be much smoother than anyone could ever have anticipated. With meticulous planning and a show of political audacity that left opponents bewildered, the formidable Narendra...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Two to tango: Is the India-US tariff talk a charade?

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has started to ratchet up pressure on India to roll back the tariffs that India imposed on 28 American products in retaliation against Wash...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

NRC, CAA talk all upside down

The Union law minister has assured the nation that while there is a possibility of the National Register of Citizens being implemented, it would be done on the basis of rules defined after exhaustive ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

Find true north

Sir — If Santa got a few requests wrong this year, do not blame the old guy. The earth’s magnetic North Pole is shifting east. As if the dislocation of his home was not enough to confuse Kris Krin...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

Phantasmal parade at BHU

Ghosts do exist, albeit only in the mind. Few will deny that supernatural beings — benign or otherwise — are products of either the infirm or the fecund imagination. The father of modern psycholog...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The media's right to be critical of the government

New India has been failing consistently when it comes to augmenting the vision of the founders of the Constitution. Some of the pivotal foundational values of the Republic — pluralism and equality c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Hindus, Muslims no longer talk to each other

Earlier this week, I was visited by the writer, Aatish Taseer, now based in New York, but who has his feet firmly implanted in the elites of both India and Pakistan. An incisive writer who has landed ...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 11.08.19

Threats spur Anurag Kashyap's Twitter exit

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has deleted his official Twitter account, explaining that his parents and daughter were receiving threats.In his last tweet, Kashyap wrote: “When your parents star...
By PTI and Our Bureau in Mumbai


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