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The Editorial Board
Opinion  /  Published 31.05.22

Complex debate

The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991 has emerged as one of the most contested laws in recent weeks, especially after the Gyanvapi episode. On the one hand, there is a positive reading o...
By Hilal Ahmed

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.22

Penny unwise

Miserable is the land that conserves much but does not know how to harness its cache to the fullest. This chronicle could have started on a different note had India, where saving money is a dharma, pr...
By Nilanjan Dey

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.22

Downside of having soft drinks in summer

Thirst trap Sir — In the sweltering heat of summer, the temptation to guzzle chilled soft drinks is strong. Advertisements of tall, frosted glasses filled with soft drinks may make them seem ap...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.22

Equal place: Plight of sex workers

Sex work has always presented authorities with a conundrum. In India, for example, sex work is not illegal whereas soliciting or running a brothel is. This anomaly not only allows the police to victim...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.22

Silenced: BJP's reaction to Booker Prize

Sometimes, silence can speak a thousand words. Consider the hush that has befallen India’s right-wing political spectrum after India and the world were informed of Geetanjali Shree’s ...
By The Editorial Board

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Opinion  /  Published 30.05.22

More meat: State bid to curb consumption

India’s food traditions perhaps bear the most robust evidence of its diversity. This is especially heartening given the orchestrated attempt by the State to curtail choices in the name of religi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.22

Double blow: Low growth & high inflation

The cat is out of the bag. The Narendra Modi government had been arguing — stubbornly — that the rising burden of inflation in India can be attributed to a number of external factors. The ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Modi wilts under Congress pressure

Man of steel?    It is rare for the Narendra Modi Government to crumble under pressure. Two astonishing rollbacks — the bill to dilute the Land Acquisition Act and farm laws &mdash...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Burning bright: The practice of book-burning

The image of Margaret Atwood with a flamethrower in her hands in a short video cannot but evoke scenes of book-burning from the two film adaptations of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451,...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

Brush of freedom: Culture of art censorship

Art for art’s sake — the idea that art needs no justification and need not serve a political, didactic or economic purpose — is a principle that must be re-examined. There is the lon...
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