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Opinion  /  Published 30.07.22

Different figures: Ageless wonders of cinema

Leonardo DiCaprio is quite the baby. Not in the sense of Benjamin Button though, once ably represented on screen by Brad Pitt. Mr Pitt is now an un-babyish 58, but Mr DiCaprio is just 47 years old, on...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.22

Complicated legacy

It is 173 years since the publication of the first critical edition of the Rig Veda Sanhita, an immense scholarly accomplishment, more so because in presenting the only known complete commen...
By Bihani Sarkar

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.22

Point made: Droupadi Murmu as president

A change of guard in Rashtrapati Bhavan is a solemn moment. The departing president, Ram Nath Kovind, spoke with becoming solemnity in his farewell address about the founders of this modern nation tha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Cogs in a grey wheel

All too often, for instance in novels about post-colonial countries, we see a lot of empathy and sensitivity being poured into characters whom we call the ‘oppressed’, with very little tim...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Precarious balance

Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland, has argued that Switzerland’s political tradition of neutrality in times of war must accord with reality. Officially, Cassis advocates a new foreign...
By Ravi Shankar Jayaram

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Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Increasing value of souvenirs from space missions

Precious resource Sir — Souvenirs from space missions are incredibly valuable. At present, Sotheby’s is auctioning off a lot that includes a piece of the moon (picture), a slice of the Al...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Expired pill: New drugs and cosmetics bill

This month, the Union ministry of health published the draft new drugs, medical devices and cosmetics bill to replace the antiquated Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. Yet, most of the draft bill appears ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Outwitted: BJP strategy behind Murmu's win

The joyous celebration over India getting its first  adivasi  president — Droupadi Murmu has been administered the oath of office — should not deflect attention from the politica...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.22

Old tensions

On May 15, Pope Francis canonised Devasahayam Pillai (1712- 1752) of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu as India’s first layman saint of the Roman Catholic Church. About 50,000 faithful from across the w...
By M.G. Radhakrishnan

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.22

Tattoos and piercings as signs of 'autonomy'

Marked by trauma Sir — According to a new study published in BMC Psychology, tattoos and piercings might be more common among people who have endured child abuse and neglect, serving as “...
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