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Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Positive signs

The year 2021 brings positivity and optimism. There is a lot to look forward to even though the battle against the virus is not yet over. Countries are still challenged by recurrent infections. But ef...
By Renu Kohli in

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.21

Temporary grief: battles with Big Tech to persist

Convenience is addictive. But after transforming our lives, internet-based technologies are getting to the stage where we have to mind the repercussions of using them. Over the past several month...
By Sevanti Ninan in

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.21

Winter vigils against bigotry in India

Both movements filled a political vacuum created by the massive electoral success of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the consequent disarray in and demoralization of Opposition parties. The absolute ma...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.21

In praise of archives and archivists

In the third week of January 2020 — exactly a year ago — I was in New Delhi, working in the collections of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. I first discovered the archival riches of ...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.21

A troubled prognosis: case of Afghanistan’s future

The drama at the Capitol in Washington obscured the resumption of the intra-Afghan dialogue with the second round between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan beginning last week. The first r...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

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Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Digest the irony: the story of global hunger

With no end to the pandemic in sight, people have now begun to worry about the different kinds of economic and social effects of Covid-19 more than about the disease itself. An impending food crisis i...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.21

The patriots: farmers reclaim idea of nation

We are witnessing a bizarre situation. One comes across instances where consumers want growing of food crops for supplying to the public distribution system, while producers, lured by the apparent gai...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 12.01.21

Troubled legacies: storming of Capitol Hill

In early 1979, the US-backed Pahlavi regime was overthrown in Iran, bringing Ayatollah Khomeini to power. In November '79, Americans in the US embassy in Tehran were taken hostage; a month later, ...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.21

A green new deal: rocky road to renewal

As the dust clears after the US elections, the preferred choice of most of its 160 million voters lies clearly with Joseph Biden for president. Among the issues that Biden faces is the place and role ...
By Mahesh Rangarajan in

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.21

Deep impressions: myth of victimhood

The first female doctors in Indian history leave a deep impression. From the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, these brilliant women carried the zeal of providing medical assistance to their ...
By Sameena Dalwai in


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