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Farrukh Dhondy | In UK, linguistic ‘revolutionaries’ try to ‘ban’ those with other views

What the boy is asking himself is should he endure these S and As or should he fight against such opposition or adversity

24 Jul 2021 1:18 AM

Shobhaa De | PK: Can ‘mover-shaker’ pull off a ‘coup’ in 2024?

Prashant Kishor has emerged as a political A-lister pretty recently

24 Jul 2021 1:16 AM

Karan Thapar | Pegasus expose: Will the govt order a real probe?

At the very least, a democratic government committed to defending the rights of its citizens would immediately order a full inquiry

23 Jul 2021 1:51 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Sidhu is Cong wild card for Punjab’s 2022 polls

Apparently, neither Mr Gandhi nor the Congress high command really liked the idea of a state leader who was on his own

22 Jul 2021 12:10 AM

Sunanda K Datta-Ray | Afghan turmoil, Pak role: What keeps India unsafe

The spectre of Afghanistan again under the fundamentalist Taliban haunts global thinking

21 Jul 2021 12:28 AM


Aakar Patel | To widen ease of biz in India, lift draconian curbs on NGOs

NGOs, or non-governmental organisations, are the third largest workforce in the United States

20 Jul 2021 10:15 PM

Devi Kar | With ‘flexi’ exam formula, focus on quality learning

In brief, the Central Board of Secondary Education plans to split the examination of Class 10 and Class 12 students into two parts

20 Jul 2021 2:38 AM

Kishwar Desai | Climate leveller; Javid infection puts a dampener on Freedom Day

some of the “Freedom Day” plans which were to be announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on this weekend, are likely to be shelved

18 Jul 2021 11:51 PM

Indranil Banerjie | Dark days loom for Afghans: Will Kabul die another day?

After a bitter nine-year war, Mikhail Gorbachev finally pulled the plug on a conflict that had claimed thousands of Afghan and Soviet lives

18 Jul 2021 11:50 PM

Taming regulatory excess in retail markets

Sadly, legislation, in democracies, is strongly influenced by political economy which dilutes technical good sense

18 Jul 2021 7:47 AM


No free lunch in diplomacy: India’s lesson in Afghanistan

It perhaps may be instructive for Indian strategic elites to acknowledge the American trajectory of leaving allies in the lurch

18 Jul 2021 1:45 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Adieu fair play: Sportsmanship under threat in today’s Britain

For some viewers in that room, the game had turned into a metaphorical political war

17 Jul 2021 12:49 AM

Karan Thapar | Population: Will ‘solution’ make our problem worse?

The truth is that India’s census data confirms our population growth is slowing

17 Jul 2021 12:46 AM

Anand K Sahay | Changing the optics in a ‘Lilliputian democracy’

Covid-19 has come as a handy addition to the book of tricks, not a deadly virus to be fought tooth and nail by a sensitive government

16 Jul 2021 1:04 AM

Dilip Cherian | Making Delhi CP the additional charge; Centre’s new trick to control police

For the second time, the Centre has chosen to give the prestigious commissionerate position as an additional charge

15 Jul 2021 9:16 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | Stabilising population by coercion can never work

There has been a continuous fertility decline among most states in India over the years

15 Jul 2021 9:08 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Managing expectations after Modi’s big shuffle

The cabinet rejig focused on health, labour employment, education and petrol prices

14 Jul 2021 12:20 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Liberty and rights for all: Myth of the Magna Carta

Magna Carta came out of an intra-elite struggle between 40 barons and their King

13 Jul 2021 9:11 AM

Aakar Patel | The weak case that kept Stan Swamy in jail, where he died

He was imprisoned denied bail in the Bhima Koregaon case

13 Jul 2021 9:07 AM

Sanjaya Baru | India-China: Bhai-bhai to buy-buy to bye-bye

China has risen on the foundations of its human capabilities and Indians ought to have a better appreciation of that.

12 Jul 2021 2:57 AM