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New upper caste quota: BJP gains to be limited

The upper castes do play an important role in the politics of the northern Indian states, but this impact is limited to some extent.

14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

The CBI director’s removal was unfair

The CVC finding is that it could not look into these allegations for want of time, and that further inquiry is needed.

13 Jan 2019 2:05 AM

Cross-LoC trade facing a slow death

The LoC trade was as popular in Jammu as it was in the Valley, and its popularity cut across political and religious divides.

13 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

In Bangla, India needs to explore alternatives

The Indian establishment nevertheless needs to be more sensitive of Bangladeshi sentiments and aspirations.

12 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Hopes, fears dominate the new 2019 narrative

The Narendra Modi-led BJP is depicting a nightmare that would be India’s fate if an “unstable, non-ideological coalition” is placed at its helm.

11 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

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Mystic Mantra: Protect India’s many mother tongues

When compared to rich countries like the UK, Germany, France or Spain, India appears poor in economic terms.

10 Jan 2019 6:58 AM

The citizenship soup is stewing in Assam

AASU is not amused at the timing of the Union Cabinet’s move to set up the committee to look into Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

10 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

The depths of patriarchal depravity

It is by no means only men, though, who construe menstruation as “unclean”, nor is the phenomenon restricted to Hindu culture.

10 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Targeting foreigners in India’s e-commerce market

India’s politicians, particularly in state governments, feel disempowered versus foreign companies.

09 Jan 2019 5:02 AM

The nouveau riche Indian, and the global after-effects

Even the New National Party, the remnant of the party that built apartheid, and Mandela roundly condemned the song.

09 Jan 2019 2:25 AM

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Afghan, Iran & US: Deft Indian footwork needed

Afghan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib was in India on January 3-6 for parleys with India’s NSA Ajit Doval.

08 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

2019: Game wide open, but BJP has advantage

The BJP’s defeat in these Assembly elections, popularly referred to as the “semi-final” before 2019, has certainly made the “final” more interesting.

07 Jan 2019 1:00 AM

Energy crisis leaves Imran govt cornered

The PPP and PML-N have been cleverer in their relentless focus on Imran, but PPP and N-League attacks are hardly going to hurt Imran.

07 Jan 2019 12:54 AM

The art of propaganda & the politics of cinema

Nazi domination of the German film industry is the supreme example of the usage of films to subserve the fascist national program.

06 Jan 2019 12:22 AM

RSS always wanted the division of Kashmir

Jammu’s secession from J&K may be a distant prospect. Meanwhile, a lot of damage will be done by this communal agitation against the Valley.

06 Jan 2019 12:16 AM

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Anarchy on the rise in a disordered republic

India is one of the few countries in the world where income inequality is growing the fastest.

05 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

The science of writing well is in big demand at workplaces

Long sentences produce long documents, which take longer to read — hardly a recipe for inviting attention.

04 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Front-making for 2019: Difficulties are growing

The task is horribly difficult as cross-cutting interests intervene to tweak and change the shape the elegant simplicity of the idea.

04 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

A sour note in Dhaka, US still in a flux: 2019 has shaky start

The Bangladesh election was a sour note at the end of what has generally been a dismal year.

03 Jan 2019 1:13 AM

No gain for democracy, or for India’s interests

The West has chosen instead to express concern over violence, intimidation and harassment of political opponents before the election.

03 Jan 2019 1:13 AM

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