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The Editorial Board
Opinion  /  Published 17.06.22

Abused anew: Many challenges in Pocso Act

Protecting the vulnerable by law is necessary, yet such protection can become punishment. A judge in the Kerala High Court reportedly indicated the difficulties underlying the concept of protection an...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 17.06.22

Bottom rank: India fails green test

The recently-released Environment Performance Index 2022, which ranks 180 countries based on several  indicators, has placed India at the bottom of the list. The EPI has used 40 performance ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.22

Fire Hazard: On Modi govt's Agnipath scheme

The Narendra Modi government is particularly adept at lighting fires. The Agnipath scheme — typically high on bombast and short on substance — is yet another example of the regime peddling...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.22

Empty pledge: Modi's job creation initiative

Numbers do not lie. But without context, they can certainly mislead. On Tuesday, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, asked Central government ministries and departments to recruit 10 lakh employees ove...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Dangerous flames

As protests turn violent in Muslim-centric neighbourhoods across India’s restive cities in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, amid desperate attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s social med...
By Neena Gopal

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Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Crucial questions

Maulana Azad had spoken of Indian Muslims living in hopelessness and fear during his address at the Cabinet Mission delegation in 1946. Today, India’s minorities find themselves in a similar sit...
By Aiman M. Alam, Talha Rashid

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Inclusivity in performing arts

Room for all  Sir — Inclusivity in the performing arts is not simply about representation but also depends on the willingness of artists to rectify their missteps. The American singer, Liz...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Still short: India's life expectancy

I ndia’s life expectancy at birth has inched up to 69.7 years between 2015 and 2019, but it is still well below the estimated global average of 72.6 years. It has taken India almost a decade to ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Machine rule: BJP's 'bulldozer' tactics

None can raise a finger at the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for not keeping his word when it comes to intimidation. Even before he was returned to power, Yogi Adityanath had assured that bulldozers...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 14.06.22

BJP’s fascination for rewriting history

India is a fortunate country. All Indians — actors, jugglers, politicians, lion tamers, clowns and everyone else — are so learned in history that they are putting the professional historia...
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