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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

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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

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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

Targeting foreigners in India’s e-commerce market

India’s politicians, particularly in state governments, feel disempowered versus foreign companies.

09 Jan 2019 5:02 AM

The nouveau riche Indian, and the global after-effects

Even the New National Party, the remnant of the party that built apartheid, and Mandela roundly condemned the song.

09 Jan 2019 2:25 AM

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Afghan, Iran & US: Deft Indian footwork needed

Afghan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib was in India on January 3-6 for parleys with India’s NSA Ajit Doval.

08 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

2019: Game wide open, but BJP has advantage

The BJP’s defeat in these Assembly elections, popularly referred to as the “semi-final” before 2019, has certainly made the “final” more interesting.

07 Jan 2019 1:00 AM

Energy crisis leaves Imran govt cornered

The PPP and PML-N have been cleverer in their relentless focus on Imran, but PPP and N-League attacks are hardly going to hurt Imran.

07 Jan 2019 12:54 AM

The art of propaganda & the politics of cinema

Nazi domination of the German film industry is the supreme example of the usage of films to subserve the fascist national program.

06 Jan 2019 12:22 AM

RSS always wanted the division of Kashmir

Jammu’s secession from J&K may be a distant prospect. Meanwhile, a lot of damage will be done by this communal agitation against the Valley.

06 Jan 2019 12:16 AM

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