Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 21.08.19

Confusing a majoritarian world and uniformity

Two letters from opposing ends have created a debate and raised larger issues. They have survived in a way few letters to the editor do; most disappear after the usual hiccup. The first was the one tr...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 20.08.19

Viral Acharya's exit from RBI is India's loss

The present government in Delhi is in the process of subjugating and annexing the Reserve Bank of India. Raghuram Rajan thought for himself, and was superb; his term was not extended. Urjit Patel trie...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 23.04.20

A world gone viral

Nearly a month into our nationwide lockdown, no one seems to have any but the vaguest idea of where the Covid-19 pandemic is headed in India. Basic baseline data are either missing, or disputed, or wi...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Clouds gathering on India’s economic horizon

The attention of Indians has been largely concentrated on events in Jammu and Kashmir. Not much discussion has taken place regarding the passage of a number of bills in Parliament that essentially mak...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Do the Imran Khan-Trump talks signal hope for Pakistan?

What was palpable in many quarters in Pakistan as the visit of Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, to the United States of America last month drew to a close was a sense of relief, almost as if a...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.19

The Kashmir challenge: Finding a non-violent way ahead

Anyone who is shocked or deeply surprised by the actions of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah team on Kashmir either hasn’t been paying attention or is mimicking ostriches who put their heads in the sand....
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.20

Women who lead

The over 100-day relay protest at Shaheen Bagh is over. The protesters have not been thwarted by the government but by a malevolent force of nature — Covid-19. That was the only force that could hav...
By Mani Shankar Aiyar in

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.19

Britain on the edge

Politics involves much talking and listening. So it can generate a lot of tweets. Twitter is relatively new; not all politicians have taken to it. Since Angela Merkel seems to have joined Twitter in J...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.19

Lib Dem revival could help Britain

While we all obsess about the new Brexiteer government of Boris Johnson, don’t lose sight of this: under Jo Swinson, the new leader they elected last week, the Liberal Democrats have a chance of lea...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

Opinion  /  Published 28.07.19

The greatest threat to Indian democracy today

A friend, demoralized by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s emphatic victory in May, said ruefully that Narendra Modi could now write Annihilation of Caste, given how decisively his party swept Uttar Prad...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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