Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 01.10.20

Hidden melancholy: What Novak's gesture entails

All tennis fans know by now that at the US Open, Novak Djokovic, usually so skilled at hitting the ball, sent one in an unforeseeable direction. It is just possible that he was not looking. But it cer...
By Alexis Tadié in

Opinion  /  Published 30.09.20

Bold decisions: Democracy works in a din

Experience from history shows that maintaining democracy in times of war is a formidable challenge. What India and, indeed, the whole world are confronted today with — the Covid-19 pandemic &mda...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.20

Crushed spirits: Tale of lives and deaths foretold

The Keynesian notion of animal spirits conjures up the image of a dog sinking into a stupor of sorts when its master returns home unusually late. The ring of a doorbell is all that is needed to infuse...
By Dipankar Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 28.09.20

Violent trap: Crimes against women

A gang rape took place earlier this month on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway. A woman was driving to Gujranwala from Lahore around 1 am when her car’s fuel ran out. She called the Motorway helpline ...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Opinion  /  Published 27.09.20

Untamed spirit: News TV is immune to regulation

By Sevanti Ninan in

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.20

Novel immortality: Undead killer & online afterlife

By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

Standing tall: Lessons in leadership

The late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam liked to tell stories with morals. A story he was particularly fond of related to the launch of a satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation in July 1979. Kalam wa...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Hollow test: Exams are tools of ideological control

In his eminently entertaining first autobiography, My Early Life: A Roving Commission, published in 1930, Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) spent a fair amount of time discussing the examinat...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 23.09.20

Living the lie: How parakeets are invented

On August 31 last, the Republican National Convention and Kenosha were the themes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Oliver, as everyone knows, is not fond of his president. He said the RNC w...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Day devours night: India in dark on light pollution

Pitri Paksha, an austere period in the Hindu calendar during which the devout pay homage to their ancestors, ended last week. Recounting the universal nature of the rituals of honouring the dead &mdas...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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