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Opinion

Stop this vandalism

The Prime Minister and home minister may have spoken up against such vandalism, but they acted a bit too late.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The narrative of misuse and ground reality of victims

The acute violence which Christian women suffer is seldom addressed; even the Church looks the other way.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

What’s needed before 2019

Congress needs a total makeover if it has to have any chance in the 2019 elections.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

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Mystic mantra: New woman & the new man

The enormous dance of universe is going on seamlessly with the two principles that are indispensable and are equal and opposite.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

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Explore the Finnish model, but to bring a change in India’s schools, look within

Finnish children do not appear for examinations until the last year of school.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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Turmoil in J&K: Using Army isn’t the solution

Seizing the opportunity, separatist leaders gave a call for a shutdown the next day and incidents of violence were reported throughout the Valley.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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At last, Rajini is a neta

It’s disappointing Rajini spoke like a seasoned politician, eulogising Tamil Nadu’s old leaders.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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Tortuous talks in turbulent times

The word “mutual” could easily have been inserted somewhere, but it wasn’t. It was a unilateral; condescending; domineering and dominating step.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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Mystic Mantra: Rigidity kills, flexibility saves

Do not always try to impose your ideas on others though healthy discussions are welcome.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Interview of the Week

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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.

Arvind Virmani

‘Data confirms economic cost of DeMo was higher than benefits...’

There will also be some offsetting increase in revenues, given the effect on oil prices on inflation, says Arvind Virmani.

The Age Debate

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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.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Age Debate: ‘Lateral entry’ to end IAS raj?

The lateral entry of professionals will make the Indian bureaucracy better, more efficient.

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.