Specials

-March 8, 2018

The forging of new alliances and the shifting of allegiances prevented anti-BJP forces from uniting against the common enemy in the three states where Assembly elections were held The North-east elections have brought three more states into the grip of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Many had predicted Tripura would shun its long-drawn history with communism […]

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-March 8, 2018

Showing a ‘united front’, the two are gearing up to take on AAP in Delhi 2018 has not been a good start for AAP — considering that it is again circled by controversy — but things are looking up for another party, the Congress. While the national capital’s AAP government grappled with Delhi chief secretary […]

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-March 8, 2018

Sexual harassment complaint committees in Delhi University colleges are conspicuous by their absence, as a reality check shows The Facebook list with the names of ‘sexual predators’ in academia, unveiled last year, broke the silence around sexual harassment on campuses and the fairness of complaint committees. Interacting with students of various colleges in Delhi University […]

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-March 8, 2018

A public scare was caused by the revelation that the poultry industry uses antibiotics not meant for animal consumption. A closer look at the issue reveals that the truth is much more complicated Ignorance is not always bliss. On February 1, The Guardian carried a story titled India’s farmed chickens dosed with the world’s strongest […]

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-March 4, 2018

The Delhi government barely functioned after the alleged attack on the chief secretary at the residence of the chief minister. Almost ten days later, the first cabinet meeting took place under the vigil of security guards This has to be said about the steel frame: the bureaucracy is a silent force. Its presence is felt […]

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-March 3, 2018

Long live Sridevi, Journalism is definitely dead Spectres of former wives haunting present wives. A reporter standing in a bathroom next to a bathtub on the side of which a wine glass rests. Amar Singh as an expert commenter on how much alcohol filmstars consume. Nasser Abdullah and Simi Chandok forming a crack team of […]

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-March 2, 2018

Nationalism is as useful to humans as their tail Nationalism is an unaccommodating relic and in today’s globalised world it represents a dangerous anachronism. There is nothing constructive that Nationalism can achieve in peacetime that Patriotism can’t. Nationalism is as useful to humans as their tail. Problem comes when the tail wags. As it did […]

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-March 2, 2018

Pakistan to feature in the ‘grey list’ of the global money laundering watchdog after China revoked its support Pakistan will finally feature in the ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) — a global money laundering watchdog — from June this year. This was made possible after China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, reportedly […]

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