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The Editorial Board
Opinion  /  Published 17.05.22

Just thoughts: Cong bid to be a united force

The Congress has decided to get its act together. The message from the Chintan Shivir shows a determination to return as a united force after continued electoral defeats and internal discontent. Of th...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.22

Wings clipped: Avian life in danger

The State of the World’s Birds, an annual review of environmental resources, has revealed that 48% of the extant bird species are undergoing population decline. As in most instances of ecol...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.22

Stay away: India's Lanka tightrope walk

Deep, infected wounds are not fixed by a quick bandage. The decision by the Sri Lankan president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to get his elder brother, Mahinda, to step down from the post of prime minister la...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.22

The raw & cooked: Reel depiction of icons' lives

The world is not black and white. Yet, when it comes to the popular depiction of icons, film-makers often end up whitewashing the grey in the lives of their subjects. A recent spate of biographical mo...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.22

Speculation over Nitish Kumar's next move

Sarangi had drawn a lot of publicity after she was stopped at the outskirts of Puri and later allowed to enter the town after a heated debate with the authorities. This has apparently not gone down ...
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Opinion  /  Published 14.05.22

Row over Mamata’s Bangla Academy Award

For all Plato’s strange dislike of poets in his ideal polis, the politician often turns out to be a creative writer. Or speaker. That politicians need to be truly creative in order to succeed is...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.22

Magic brand: Sportsmen & endorsement deals

Reward should be contingent on performance. Such a cause-and-effect relationship honours the principle of merit. However, the world of sports need not conform to such an honourable arrangement on ever...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.22

Body of crime: Split verdict on marital rape

The Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict in a case seeking to outlaw marital rape after the two judges expressed opposing views. Over the years, more than 100 countries have outlawed marital rap...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Better days

The collective sigh of relief in the corridors of power in western Europe at the easy re-election of President Emmanuel Macron in France has proved remarkably short-lived. There is now a growing reali...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Thinning India

India is getting fatter. According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-20, the percentage of obese women increased to 24% from 20.6% in 2015-16, while the percentage for obese men rose to 22.9% ...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury


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