Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 20.07.22

Framed: Symbols as indicators

The life of a republic seldom remains still. Electoral outcomes — the routine rise and fall of governments — need not, however, be a reliable indicator of the subtle currents in national l...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.22

In a free fall

This month, the rupee’s weakening trend has occupied our attention. Media reports have relentlessly focused on its fall to a ‘lifetime-low’ on a daily frequency. The authorities, on ...
By Renu Kohli

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.22

Couch scribes

Some sixteen years after the micro-blogging site was created, Twitter occupies more mind space on an hourly basis than its social media rivals. It is currently most used for news breaks in times of co...
By Sevanti Ninan

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.22

Good heavens!

The James Webb Space Telescope is a triumph. It is the most powerful space telescope ever built, capable of looking back almost to the beginning of time, and it will alter — if not revolutionise...
By Farhad Manjoo

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.22

Survival kit

In 2018, two Harvard professors published a book called How Democracies Die. Prompted by the surprising ascendancy to the American presidency of Donald Trump, the book argued that even old, estab...
By Ramachandra Guha


Opinion  /  Published 15.07.22

Ink’s not dried yet

There are other anniversaries in the 75th anniversary of our Independence,although they are being observed witless fanfare. Earlier this month, on July 2, fell the 50th anniversary of the Simla Agreem...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.22

The side-effects of text messaging

Text time Sir — Text messages have become an integral part of our social and professional lives. But the world of texting is perilous. A lot can be read between the lines or missed out when rea...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.22

A new god

The increased frequency with which comments on gods have resulted in hurting religious sensibilities makes one wonder about the exact nature of the attachment that human society has with the idea of d...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.22

Learning to forget

History is increasingly being used to settle scores between different faiths. However, history without caveats derived from present sensibilities can be misleading. History tells us that no empire was...
By Sreedeep Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.22

Bane, not boon: India's population boom

India is projected to surpass China as the most populous country in 2023 — four years earlier than expected — according to the latest report of the United Nations Population Division. The ...
By The Editorial Board


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