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Columnists | The Asian Age

Shikha Mukerjee | In democratic parties, why dissent equals disloyalty?

Respecting the right of party functionaries to speak out, without incurring punishment ought to be the norm rather than the exception

28 Oct 2021 1:01 AM

Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | South Asia confederation: Is it still a workable idea?

That ideal inspired Syama Prasad Mookerjee to break the law and court arrest, leading to his death, in Kashmir in 1953

27 Oct 2021 2:09 AM

Maura Moynihan | China beats the drums of war in Asia

Indian military officials just confirmed that the PLA has sent 50,000 troops to the India-Tibet border

27 Oct 2021 1:13 AM

Aakar Patel | The real story behind India’s success in 1 bn vaccine doses

On August 7, 2020, the SII, the country’s largest private vaccine manufacturer, signed an agreement with the global vaccine alliance GAVI

26 Oct 2021 1:35 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Indian history: The tales of defeat in North India

Little is told about regions like Odisha and Bengal, while Assam hardly figures

26 Oct 2021 1:18 AM

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Kishwar Desai | Queen caustic; many take an 'Earthshot' to 'fix' the planet

The Queen had a reception for the rich patrons who are going to pour money for fighting climate change

25 Oct 2021 1:47 AM

Sanjeev Ahluwalia | Glasgow COP looming: Feel earth move under your feet

At the current rate of around thirty-four billion tons of CO2 emissions per year, we could exhaust our carbon budget in less than a decade

25 Oct 2021 1:10 AM

Ranjona Banerji | It’s like 1980s redux as UK feels Brexit pain

The stranglehold of the pandemic was such that all societies now strain at the leash for freedom

24 Oct 2021 3:42 AM

Manish Tewari | After China-Bhutan deal, India requires fresh eyes

Doklam plateau. Both the Chumbi valley and the Siliguri Corridor in West Bengal are key tactical chokepoints

24 Oct 2021 2:56 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Why is India so prickly as it faces global gaze?

In the latest UN Human Development Index, India is placed 131 out of 189 countries

23 Oct 2021 1:27 AM

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Farrukh Dhondy | Of property and ‘theft’ in today’s Britain: The rise of black money

I have, in my short and happy life, been a guest at the London luxury flats, houses and the country estates of Indians and indeed Pakistanis

23 Oct 2021 1:26 AM

Abhijit Bhattacharyya | Is the Dragon’s national neurosis at a new level?

Today, a fearful and apprehensive world awaits its fate at the hands of the CPC

22 Oct 2021 2:41 AM

Saeed Naqvi | To be or not to be Congress president, that is the question

Erasing public memory is a device in electoral politics which is given acceleration by television’s magic

22 Oct 2021 2:17 AM

Dilip Cherian | Disinvestment agenda gets a push: BPCL, LIC among targets

The protracted but ultimately successful Air India sale has recharged the government’s resolve to expedite its disinvestment efforts

21 Oct 2021 10:32 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | India’s agriculture: The failure of the success…

The pitiable condition of the majority of farmers who cultivate small patches of land has generally gone unnoticed

21 Oct 2021 10:23 AM

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Anand K. Sahay | Assertive Sonia helps, but Cong’s G-23 issues remain

Gandhi's bold performance at the last meeting of the Congress Working Committee on October 16 can leave no room for doubt on that score

20 Oct 2021 7:21 AM

Praveen Davar | 1971 War: How India’s foreign policy was key to Dhaka triumph

In fact, Kissinger warned India on behalf of President Richard Nixon that India shouldn’t even think of attacking Pakistan

20 Oct 2021 1:49 AM

Aakar Patel | As India’s rank falls in Global Hunger Index, govt is in denial

In 2015, India’s ranking on the Global Hunger Index was 55. Last year, in 2020, it fell by 39 places to land at 94.

19 Oct 2021 1:40 AM

K.C. Singh | Amid China power games, stop divisiveness at home

The diplomatic jostling has increased between India and China after the in-person Quad summit hosted by US President Joe Biden in September

19 Oct 2021 1:25 AM

Sanjaya Baru | World & China: De-risk, diversify, not decouple

The China-India bilateral trade is in fact set to touch an all-time high of $100 billion by the end of 2021

18 Oct 2021 1:45 AM

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