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Opinion

Kazuo Ishiguro, an apt choice

The Swedish Academy thinks he is a mixture of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka with a bit of Marcel Proust thrown in.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

This is not what I voted for in 2014

Nobody could have seen this coming after that stupendous, sweeping BJP win in the last general elections.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Indian meal in UK: Keep it simple

Several surveys assert that “chicken tikka masala” has overtaken roast beef in the Brit popularity stakes.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Oped

Leadership battles conquer Brexit

Johnson is supposed to use the Manchester conference to assert his leadership — while it appears that May will try to hang onto hers.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Edit

Security camps need much better guarding

The story began with the attack on the Air Force base in Pathankot, which is in Punjab but very close to J&K.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Edit

Love goes beyond faith

A bench headed by a former chief justice had transferred the case from the Kerala police to NIA.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Oped

Mystic Mantra: The art of listening

True listening becomes possible when we love something and there is an eagerness to know about it.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Oped

Our biodiversity, our life, our future

Living systems evolve, adapt and regenerate; they are not engineered.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Interview of the Week

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Former Union minister Ashwani Kumar. (Photo: G.N. JHA)

‘The Congress must fight the 2019 poll battle on the Freedom versus Fear issue’

He further added that the gravity of our challenges and the smallness of our politics do not go well together.

Kapil Sibal

‘I don’t see BJP securing enough numbers even to think of forming the government’

In an interview with Ashhar Khan, Mr Sibal highlights some of the key points he had flagged in the book. Excerpts:

Sachin Pilot

‘People want issue-based politics. BJP will pay for the ills, false promises’

Pilot says the BJP can deploy any trick but won’t be able to erase five years of agony that the people have suffered.

Arvind P. Datar

‘Would have been hard for Centre to justify continuance of Sec. 377’

It is only a physiological variation that occurs in a very small percentage of the population, says Arvind Datar.

The Age Debate

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Age Debate: A new roadmap for Kashmir?

Holding municipal/panchayat polls in J&K amid the NC-PDP boycott will be a farce.

The NRC in Assam is a welcome beginning and all political parties should join hands with one belief that the nation comes first.

Age Debate: Targeting aliens or citizens?

It will be premature to extend the NRC to the whole of India at this juncture.

Centre-state relations has been the core issue, which must be duly respected as per the Constitution. (Representational image)

Age Debate: A BJP bid to secure its turf?

Holding simultaneous polls to Parliament and the state Assemblies is not a feasible idea.

Kashmiri demonstrators throw stones at the police during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Photo: AP)

Age Debate: J&K’s future lies with India

More autonomy for Kashmir within the Constitution's parameters is still a workable idea.

Reporter's Diary

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Simmering with rage, Mr Khan now stays away from party functions, including iftar, does not communicate with party leaders and has stopped meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Reporters' Diary: Angrily yours

As the probe began, the SP chose to turn a blind eye to the development and did not issue a single statement in support of Mr Khan.

The spokespersons have conveniently forgotten the murky bungalow episode and are not even bothering to ask the Yogi Adityanath government to produce the inventory about items that were claimed to have gone missing when Mr Yadav vacated the bungalow.

Reporters' Diary: Happy holidays!

A number of social organisations also made the similar demand.

The ones that are available are in townships that are developing on the outskirts of the state capital and are not ready to move in.

Reporters' Diary: EX-CMs in UP go house hunting

The problem is that with the Lucknow skyline going up, bungalows with sprawling lawns are now a rarity.

All these parties are now under one roof and want to find a way to counter the SC ruling.

Reporters' Diary: SC brings all under one roof

Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav feel that leaving their bungalows would rob them of their political stature.