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  • Understanding your city

    24-02-2018 06:49:00

    All of us would benefit from exploring our surroundings in greater depth than just figuring out the location of landmarks and establishments

  • Are our soldiers above the law?

    16-02-2018 05:55:00

    One wonders what senior officers in the Army, which sets such store by honour, think of what actually goes on

  • Travels with Bagha

    10-02-2018 05:54:00

    The airline required that dogs be transported in a crate whose design had been approved by the International Air Transport Association

  • Budget 2018: Jaitley seeks attention to fight disillusionment with promises

    02-02-2018 05:54:00

    Mr Jaitley is particularly uncomfortable when he speaks Hindi, which he chose to do, or was asked to do, in this speech often

  • The lit-fest mystery

    27-01-2018 05:49:00

    For authors, this is the rare occasion when they get to be heard and seen. Book readings are uncommon in our times

  • Indian Budget's misplaced priorities

    18-01-2018 22:43:00

    Why do we spend nearly Rs 4 trillion on defence while allocating just about one-fifth of that for education and one-eighth for health?

  • Defining genius

    12-01-2018 21:33:00

    We are told very often, and therefore we are likely to believe, that genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration

  • BJP's Pakistan policy: A trail of disasters

    04-01-2018 22:43:00

    The party neither has the capacity to think up a mature policy nor the ability to correct course

  • The scam that never was

    21-12-2017 22:43:00

    From terror cases to murder of public intellectuals to scams, the Indian state has no capacity to deliver justice

  • So long, the idealist

    15-12-2017 23:26:00

    Pride in quality work, the spirit and energy of a newsroom and the sense of participation in big events made it worth being in journalism

  • Nothing like the Mughals

    07-12-2017 22:43:00

    Succession among Mughals was determined through merit, unlike the uncontested, single-nomination election of Rahul Gandhi

  • Hooked to books

    02-12-2017 00:47:00

    One way to begin would be to access the material of our own culture, meaning the literature of India and these parts

  • The long shadow of Babri Masjid

    23-11-2017 22:43:00

    Its demolition was like the original sin and it produced a brute majoritarianism that continues to spread poison

  • The writings on the wall

    17-11-2017 23:15:00

    All of us have things about our home that reveal something about us

  • Carrot after stick for Kashmir

    09-11-2017 22:42:00

    Eight things India must do immediately to usher in peace in the Valley