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Rahul Dravid is the easy answer to many of the Indian cricket team’s difficult questions

Which Indian batsman would you want to be at the crease, in a high stakes cricket game? Who at the peak of his...

Gandhi and Savarkar shared goal of independence, differed on means

Mahatma Gandhi is known as the Father of the Nation as he “fathered” many of the ideas that are the guiding principles for...

Air India sale opens up a brighter future for aviation

On October 8, 2021, we achieved a monumental landmark, a culmination of the process that began in 2001 during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led...

Those who killed a Dalit Sikh at site of farmers’ protests must face the full force of law

The lynching of a man at Singhu, at the site of the farmers’ protest on the Delhi-Haryana border Friday, the brutality of the...

October 15, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Punjab Firing

Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, arrested in connection with the assassination of Lala Jagat Narain will be released on October 15, according to Akali...

Gujarat or Delhi, PM Narendra Modi’s dynamism and vision have marked his tenure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed 20 years in public service as head of a government at the state and national level on October...

Granting bail in UAPA cases, Assam courts push back against misuse of terror law

In a welcome pushback, the judiciary in Assam has granted bail to 14 people arrested under the UAPA for social media posts that...

It is not criticism by moderate Muslims that fuels Islamophobia

If right-wing Hindus and right-wing Muslims are equally displeased with “elite Muslims” like Javed Akhtar and Naseeruddin Shah, they must be doing something...

October 11, 1981, Forty Years Ago

Two Andhra Pradesh ministers, C Das and Chandrababu Naidu, who were suspended by PCC chief K Prabhakara Rao for defiance of party directives,...

The Baadshah and I; the father and us all

It was a bus full of irrepressible teenagers, exhausted by the demands of high school, overfed on much-shared Mills & Boons, tired of...

Nobel Peace Prize to journalists is acknowledgement of challenges to the profession

Too often, in recent times, there has been a tendency among the powers that be in many countries to confuse order for peace,...

A unidimensional view of history

Balbir Punj (‘Misleading the past’, IE, October 2) has basically opposed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s understanding of history — Bhagwat has been trying...

Singapore has deployed robot police officers to discipline citizens. The danger is the cop inside people’s heads

For the lovers of efficient, consumerist authoritarianism, Singapore is indeed a paradise. The streets are clean, the restaurants swanky and the worldly cosmopolitanism...

On Digital Health ID, proceed with caution

On September 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital Health ID project (DHID), generating debate on issues related to the use of...

Daniel Craig gave the James Bond myth what it desperately needed: An update

Daniel Craig’s 007 is no longer in Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He would have gotten off Bond duty earlier, had Covid-19 not pushed...

What the continued distress in informal labour market says

Economic data released over the past few weeks suggests that the Indian economy has emerged from the second wave of the pandemic better...

This was not Gandhi’s idea of khadi

In a Mann ki Baat broadcast in 2019 and another last Sunday, the Prime Minister stressed his support for khadi, cottage industries, crafts...

Manny Pacquiao, fighting to be Philippines’ president, has his bout cut out for him

Manny Pacquiao is quick on his feet, has great instincts, formidable power both to his right and left and a knock-out one-two combo....

Con artists know the only market that never collapses is one for the well told tale

Once upon a time, in the lush, coastal state of Kerala lived a man named Monson Mavunkal, who claimed to have many wondrous...

What gives rise to the rural debt trap?

The All-India Debt and Investment Surveys (AIDIS), carried out by the National Statistical Office are among the most important nationally representative data sources...

September 29, 1981, Forty Years Ago: IMF loan

India’s application for $ 5 billion in SDRs will be considered by the executive body of the International Monetary Fund on November 9,...

The Quad is an important political signal. But it will be tested

The consolidation of the Quad is an important political pivot in reconfiguring the Asian order. For the United States, it signals a commitment...

It can be symbolic of a new India that it will not let anyone starve in South Asia

There was a time when the US used food aid as a powerful diplomacy tool to contain hunger-induced discontent that, it feared, could...

Time to speak for liberalism

The world has changed since the Prime Minister of India last made an important foreign visit. The pandemic grounded him. In that time...

September 25, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Kampuchea Question

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi strongly defended the decision to recognise the Heng Samrin government in Kampuchea. Addressing a press conference in Jakarta, she...

Pandas reproduce less when things get too good. Life, it turns out, is about the challenges

Sometimes, the porridge needs to be too hot (or too cold), for there to even be a third bear. It turns out —...

NEET encroaches on state power, skews field in favour of privileged

India is a federal country; the Indian Constitution distributes the legislative field of education among both states and the Union. The establishment (incorporation),...

All five Scandinavian countries now have centre-left govts. But the right hasn’t been reduced to irrelevance

Since at least 2016 — a year which saw the unexpected election of Donald Trump as US president and Britain voting to exit...

An insecure nationalism has taken hold

The announcement that August 14 would be the day to remember the horrors of Partition is a manifestation of a new idea of...