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Indian ‘atmanirbharta’ in space and pharmaceuticals is an exception. It must be the norm

The launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) comes weeks after India allowed the export of COVID-19 vaccine...

Unseemly proposal

The implications of a bench of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of India asking a man accused of raping a...

The thaw in Ladakh

Written By Ameya Pratap Singh India and China have successfully completed their four-step disengagement plan in Pangong Tso, Eastern Ladakh. This plan had been...

Government must ensure sufficient monitoring and safeguards as private entities are drawn into vaccination drive

Since the start of India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, more than a crore healthcare and frontline workers have received at least one dose of...

Delhi has nothing to lose by exploring the seriousness of the Pak army chief

What stands out from the surprising joint announcement of a ceasefire by the DGMOs of India and Pakistan last week is the clear...

Dance like a teacher

If there’s one thing that ordinary Indians do with rhythmic regularity, and with great gusto, it is break into a dance. There is...

India, Pak, China must build on de-escalation, resist hubris that exults in unilateral triumphalism

The announcement by India and Pakistan of “strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing” along the Line of Control is a...

Paler green

In 2010, India became the third country after Australia and New Zealand to have a quasi-judicial body, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), for...

Forty Years Ago, March 2, 1981: Budget and prices

The direct impact of the changes in customs duties and lending rates in the Budget will be very little on the consumer price...

For more online civility, we will need deeper engagement, careful legislation

Social media platforms and digital content publishers are the protagonists of an unexpected regulatory blockbuster that hit the screens in India on February...

For Operation Green to deliver, experience of raising milk production in Operation Flood can prove beneficial

While presenting the Union budget for the FY 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Operation Green (OG) will be expanded beyond tomatoes,...

The missing centre

In a week when election dates for five assembly polls were announced, and when the G-23 within the Congress went a step further...

Turning the corner

The Indian economy appears to have turned the corner. After two consecutive quarters of contraction, it grew by 0.4 per cent in the...

Economy is doing better in year’s second half. Pandemic scars won’t be erased merely by growth

Between January and May each year, India gets to see two “advance” estimates and one “provisional” estimate of GDP growth, as more data...

The second dose—myths and realities

Written By Upendra Kaul and Meera Shah It is a remarkable feat that within a year of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we...

At current pace of inoculation drive, vaccine wastage is becoming an issue

At personal financial risk and with the support of international funding, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla began manufacturing the Covishield vaccine...

She Said: The good, the bad and the ugly

She Said: The good, the bad and the ugly Source link

It’s important to remind those who sit in high office today that dissent is not sedition

‘The offence of sedition cannot be invoked to minister to the wounded vanity of governments.’ The reason why I begin this piece with...

Decision to give peace with Pakistan a fresh chance has personal imprimatur of PM stamped on it

The joint statement of the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan, reiterating their commitment to a “strict observance” of all...

Raising the bogey of the ‘foreign hand’ feeds into Modi’s ultranationalist narrative

International criticism of its management of the farmers’ agitation has presented an unexpected challenge for the Narendra Modi government: A perceptible shift in...

Be cautiously aggressive

India’s anti-COVID inoculation drive will enter a crucial phase from March 1. Senior citizens and people over the age of 45 with co-morbidities...

Who gets to decide what is legitimate free speech — Big Government or Big Tech?

While American lawmakers in Washington DC were preparing for a fresh round of tongue-lashings for the social media giants on Thursday, their counterparts...

Centre’s new IT rules were much-needed to ensure online platforms are subject to law of the land

Balancing the need for regulation to keep out obnoxious online content that promotes violence and vulgarity with the need to preserve our constitutional...

AAP’s push for MCD elections

Written By Anita Tagore There is election fever again. The Aam Aadmi Party is riding high on electoral gains in civic and panchayat...

India’s firmness, Xi Jinping’s political goals, explain China’s withdrawal in Ladakh

A great deal has already been written by Indian experts on the decision by the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army to...

Why Irawati Karve’s three questions about the life of Bhishma are ever so relevant today

In her book Yuganta, a commentary on the Mahabharata, the eminent anthropologist of Indian society, Irawati Karve, has this to say about Bhishma....

A man of letters

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Friends & neighbours

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Sri Lanka was a reaffirmation of a long and enduring friendship. The two-day visit held importance...

NEP emphasises child-centred pedagogy as opposed to exam-centred approach

An over-enthusiastic head of an urban school that I once visited told me that she took great pride in the fact that during...

The other public health challenge

Written By Shibu Vijayan Not so long ago, before the terms “COVID”, and “masking” entered popular parlance, the public health community in India was...