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Columns

Humour more effective poll tool than expletives

The actor-President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan, had a tremendous sense of humour.

20 Jan 2019 12:03 AM

Students’ magazines have rights, too

To be fair and realistic, an educational institution’s prime duty is to provide good education.

20 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Civil-military ties: A major challenge for Imran’s govt

The Quaid departed far too early. Since his passing, no civilian government has delivered on its promises.

19 Jan 2019 12:02 AM

Moves, counter-moves in coalition calculations

Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik has declared that he will go it alone and not joint any front.

19 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Shifting politics poses threat to Brics’ future

The nation most likely to rupture Brics is Brazil, under its recently-elected populist President Jair Bolsonaro.

18 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Remembering Red Rosa: The ‘inspiration’ behind Lenin?

Germany was transformed on the eve of the November 1918 armistice, largely through direct action by soldiers, sailors and workers.

17 Jan 2019 12:15 AM

UK wake-up call: Need for a rethink on Brexit

Johnson has a twofold interpretation of Parliament’s rejection of her Brexit proposal.

17 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

Right choice lies between two extremes

The key quality of a great storyteller is his or her ability to have the reader rooting for a character that the latter despises in real life.

16 Jan 2019 1:31 AM

After EWS quota, only 10 per cent of India is left out

In comparison, the EWS quota is rather miserly, at less than 50 per cent (quota of 10 per cent for a population share of 21 per cent).

16 Jan 2019 12:20 AM

When will PM hold his first press conference?

Media independence is bartered or jeopardised usually only when a journalist or the institution he or she works for nurses other ambitions.

15 Jan 2019 12:08 AM

‘Re-education’, Chinese style

China is under stiff criticism for its alleged persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, especially Uighur Muslims.

15 Jan 2019 12:04 AM

No one here to say the emperor has no clothes

The tales are many but they shall have to wait until after retirement — and perhaps never be told.

14 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

New upper caste quota: BJP gains to be limited

The upper castes do play an important role in the politics of the northern Indian states, but this impact is limited to some extent.

14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

The CBI director’s removal was unfair

The CVC finding is that it could not look into these allegations for want of time, and that further inquiry is needed.

13 Jan 2019 2:05 AM

Cross-LoC trade facing a slow death

The LoC trade was as popular in Jammu as it was in the Valley, and its popularity cut across political and religious divides.

13 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

In Bangla, India needs to explore alternatives

The Indian establishment nevertheless needs to be more sensitive of Bangladeshi sentiments and aspirations.

12 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Hopes, fears dominate the new 2019 narrative

The Narendra Modi-led BJP is depicting a nightmare that would be India’s fate if an “unstable, non-ideological coalition” is placed at its helm.

11 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

Mystic Mantra: Protect India’s many mother tongues

When compared to rich countries like the UK, Germany, France or Spain, India appears poor in economic terms.

10 Jan 2019 6:58 AM

The citizenship soup is stewing in Assam

AASU is not amused at the timing of the Union Cabinet’s move to set up the committee to look into Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

10 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

The depths of patriarchal depravity

It is by no means only men, though, who construe menstruation as “unclean”, nor is the phenomenon restricted to Hindu culture.

10 Jan 2019 12:00 AM