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No right-minded person would deny Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel his place in history as the strongman who merged more than 550 princely states into free India.

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Shobhaa’s Take
Shobhaa’s Take

The first time I watched a performance of the shocking, path-breaking Jabbar Patel production of ...

Sakib Sherani
Sakib Sherani

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality ...

K.C. Singh
K.C. Singh

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to India on October 27-28 elicited muted ...

Khurram Husain
Khurram Husain

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to ...

Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Barack Obama on September 30, US ...

Swapan Dasgupta
Swapan Dasgupta

There was a belief in some circles of the ruling Trinamul Congress that the Centre had ...

Mohan Guruswamy
Mohan Guruswamy

The Nobel Peace Prize cashes in on the brand value of other Nobel Prizes, which are awards for ...

Interview of the Week

‘We are going to teach the AAP a lesson in Delhi elections’

After the ‘historic’ wins in Haryana and Maharashtra, the BJP plans to target Delhi. But it has ...

‘Modi’s reforms will lead to more violations of labour laws’

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Mystic Mantra

Father Dominic Emmanuel
Father Dominic Emmanuel

A passage from the Gospel of St John tells us how we could handle leftovers.

Yogi Ashwini
Yogi Ashwini

The human body is the reflection of one cell. This cell is conceived in the womb and it ...

Reporter's Diary

Birthday tamasha

Why would anyone want to shy away from his birthday is something that Samajwadi Party workers have not yet been able to fathom?

Letters to Editor

One can’t help but feel sorry for the BJP’s former ally, the Shiv Sena, for having missed a golden opportunity to join the government in ...

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.