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How the Pakistan army lost the plot

Through months of melodrama in Pakistan, many experts expected that the army may intervene again in the name of “saving” the people from...

TN govt’s move on V-C appointments is pushback against governor’s overreach. But a larger issue is at stake

The state government will be the authority, henceforth, that appoints vice-chancellors (V-C) to the 13 public universities in Tamil Nadu. The legislative assembly...

Inequity has marred the fight against Covid-19. This must stop

New Delhi is again experiencing an uptick in cases of COVID-19 . The third biggest city in the world – Shanghai – has...

Current inflation is driven by supply shortages caused by Covid, Ukraine-Russia war. RBI has few options to reverse course

Slaying the inflation monster is relatively easy when the underlying causes have primarily to do with demand. If an economy grows too fast...

Giving love a chance

Hate needs loud slogans, blaring songs and increasingly a bulldozer. Love needs no language. It is perhaps due to this that it is easy...

Letters to the Editor: Hindus against hate

As Hindus, we are called to recognise that the Divine resides equally in all living beings. This recognition requires that we affirm the...

April 22, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Breaking cease-fire

Israel on Wednesday bombed the outskirts of Beirut and other cities and villages in Lebanon, thus breaking the cease-fire it had entered into...

Face the facts on communal violence in India

Hate and bigotry feed on each other. They germinate and flourish on a toxic diet of divisive and schismatic ideologies and polarising creeds...

What the Imran Khan episode has revealed

The Trumpian-style assault on Pakistan’s Constitution by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was removed from office following a parliamentary vote of no-confidence...

Proposal on IPS officers could face disapproval of states. Centre must take them into confidence, increase uptake of personnel

The Centre must not implement in a hurry the Union Home Ministry’s new proposal to change the deputation rules of Indian Police Service...

The message behind BSP’s loss in UP polls

The 2022 Uttar Pradesh election verdict is a latent function of deep communal and casteist mobilisation. However, it is being camouflaged under the...

Rising NPAs in Kerala cooperative banking sector call for tighter regulation, less political interference

Co-operative banks in Kerala have reported high levels of non performing assets at the end of December 2021. Figures released by the State...

Data divide between state, citizens is bad for democracy

Data can improve people’s life in myriad ways, yet political factors thwart its dissemination and public usage. For example, data on migrants, meticulously...

Sharp rise in inflation is likely to bring forward the RBI’s timelines for tightening of policy

Retail inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, rose to a 17-month high of 6.95 per cent in March, significantly surpassing consensus...

No, Russian artists have not been ‘cancelled’

“Today, they are trying to cancel a thousand-year-old country,” lamented Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in a televised meeting with major cultural figures...

Extension of precautionary vaccination drive is welcome. But supply issues remain, it can be made more expansive

From April 10, all adults who received the second dose of the Covid vaccine nine months ago have become eligible for a “precautionary”...

Why central services cannot be exempted from reservation for disabled

In the judgment delivered late last year in Ravinder Kumar Dhariwal and Anr. v. Union of India and Ors., the Supreme Court dealt...

Fulfilling the potential of the Bay of Bengal community

The celebrations to mark the 25th year of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) have been accompanied...

April 9, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Lok Dal Split

Lok Dal president Charan Singh, who said he had retired from politics, suspended Biju Patnaik, Devi Lal and Kumbha Ram Arya from the...

Amazon’s plan to ban words on internal chat app shows insecure authoritarians aren’t to be found only in govts

There’s an easy way to figure out what authoritarian regimes fear. Usually, the dictator/party’s followers will demonise or ban that which threatens them...

Food, freedom and the New India project

During the Spanish Inquisition, it was often the telltale fragrance of food being cooked in olive oil that led the authorities to the...

April 6, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Liberal Import Policy

The government has announced a liberal import policy that seeks to put industrial exporters to an efficiency test. Many things have been made...

Criminal Procedure bill will not make Indians safer

On March 28, the government introduced the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill in the Lok Sabha, seeking to replace the Identification of Prisoners Act,...

April 4, 1982, Forty Years Ago: A Falkland Conflict

Amidst cries of “resign, resign” Margaret Thatcher faced a hostile House of Commons as she condemned what she called Argentina’s “unprovoked invasion” of...

Poor pay for their own welfare!

We must admire the ingenuity of the NDA government that has found a way to connect taxes, welfare and winning votes. It was...

It is clear now: The days of illiberal liberalism are over

It might be a mere coincidence that three important developments took place within the span of a fortnight: The hijab verdict of the...

A hi-tech Tomorrowland may not be as alluring as it is made out to be

You can see it in the movies: A bright and shiny future, in which shops and hospitals are run by robots, closets automatically...