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Columnists | The Asian Age

Sri Lanka’s horror is a grim warning to India

Eventually the armed insurgent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam emerged in 1976 to fight for a Tamil homeland in the northeast.

23 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Notre Dame fire offers lessons on history and accountability

The tragic fire has conveniently transformed into a story of resilience, hope and rebirth. Many are ready to move on.

23 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Can teachers get pupils to take charge of their learning curve?

Children are not born with the tools for self-direction; intrinsic motivation is not deep-seated within their personalities.

22 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

The world can’t pause: Why are polls so long?

Imran Khan thus shrewdly got Pakistan out of the Indian electoral battle, realising he will have to deal with whoever is the next Prime Minister.

22 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Opposition remains disunited as ever

To an objective observer this is unbridled divisive cacophony which seriously undermines the macro attempts to project a larger unity.

21 Apr 2019 12:45 AM


Digvijay Singh takes turn to be a pious Hindu, BJP counters

The rules are very clear that foreigners cannot participate in any election campaign.

21 Apr 2019 12:43 AM

Pragya’s Bhopal race: BJP taking a gamble?

But Pragya Thakur’s case doesn’t fall into the same playful category as that of Rajesh Khanna, Govinda and Poonam Sinha.

20 Apr 2019 1:34 AM

Muslims live in fear in Canada after the attack in Christchurch

The depth of this hatred on the web seemed sufficient to inspire mass killings anywhere in the world, not just in faraway New Zealand.

19 Apr 2019 2:05 AM

Cong, Opposition disunity will make life easier for BJP

Campaigning is still underway for 5 of the 7 phases of polling and 354 seats remain up for grabs, while the verdict keeps being anyone’s guess.

19 Apr 2019 2:00 AM

Towards inclusive India: Why social justice is vital

Most people anywhere in the world prefer to live within their comfort zones, and are not interested in exploring the world beyond.

18 Apr 2019 12:21 AM


After elections in Israel, future seems bleaker for Palestinians

It is often said that the ability to indict a sitting PM elevates Israel above other semi-democracies in West Asia, such as Egypt or Turkey.

18 Apr 2019 12:17 AM

The love-hate with Urdu

Then came Mukesh Ambani, the tycoon who sponsored Urdu-baiting Narendra Modi’s candidature to become Prime Minister in 2014.

17 Apr 2019 1:13 AM

Some votes are more equal than others

Governments game the system to keep potentially unfriendly voters out. Citizens in remote locations might be overlooked and so on.

17 Apr 2019 1:13 AM

Plastic surgery

In 2008, this tiny West African nation banned all non-biodegradable plastic bags.

16 Apr 2019 1:03 AM

‘Josh’ won’t decide the outcome on May 23

The story of unequal rivals, a militant BJP on the one side and a supine Opposition on the other.

16 Apr 2019 12:52 AM


Assange arrest poses a threat to the practice of journalism

The indictment of Assange is a threat to journalism and anyone who values freedom of the press.

15 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

‘Magician’ Bibi likely to face stormy days ahead

Religious parties freely invoked faith and even promised a “place in heaven” to those who voted for them.

15 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Anti-intellectualism: Its boons and pitfalls

It should be said that the Congress Party’s dynasty is itself not particularly qualified in the educational sense.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

1919: The turning point in our freedom story

It is only right that both countries should jointly commemorate events such as Jallianwala Bagh and honour heroes such as Bhagat Singh.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Resisting campus sexism a step towards women’s safety

For some, the simple act of self-expression on campus can be a harrowing experience.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM