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  • Kashmir: Condemned by consensus that we need to hold it by force

    22 hours ago

    India has done little to rebut the global accusation inherent in describing the border state as 'Indian-administered' Kashmir

  • Shifting classes, shifting culture

    15-06-2018 21:04:00

    One area that needs more study is how the entry of the hundreds of millions into low-income status has affected entertainment content

  • Does bureaucracy improve governance?

    08-06-2018 06:58:00

    Modern Indian bureaucracy completes 160 years soon yet it is unclear if it has served its purpose over the decades

  • Travel for travel's sake

    02-06-2018 00:31:00

    The accusation that writer V S Naipaul makes against Indians is that they are inward-looking. He means that we don't observe the outside world

  • What money can't buy for Congress

    25-05-2018 05:58:00

    Of course, the party misses not receiving enough campaign donations, but its lack of vision and leadership are the real handicaps

  • Symphony of cultures

    18-05-2018 20:55:00

    On YouTube, I have about 100 tracks that I have set as my favourites. Most of this is Hindustani music, the majority being songs by Kumar Gandharva

  • World leaders and their writings

    11-05-2018 06:00:00

    Narendra Modi is the most popular PM since Jawaharlal Nehru and yet we know so little about him

  • Words of wonder

    04-05-2018 22:36:00

    The Tour de France, especially, has one of the greatest commentary teams in any sport, and this is the duo of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen

  • Pakistan's experiments with democracy

    27-04-2018 05:59:00

    The country goes to polls in July, but even 70 years after independence, it is not clear who is the true sovereign of the land

  • A mental workout

    20-04-2018 22:07:00

    The secret to being fit is actually not a secret: eat less than you want to, every day, and exercise, often

  • Brace yourself, the elections are coming

    13-04-2018 05:58:00

    The 2019 Lok Sabha polls are likely to feature the most vicious campaigning ever, with all sides gripped by fevered communalism

  • A fairer workplace

    06-04-2018 21:25:00

    I had zero experience of working with women, and the media, as some readers will know, is slightly less gender unequal than other sectors

  • BJP's asset, foot-soldiers and liability: Why the RSS is a limiting factor

    30-03-2018 06:08:00

    It is this infrastructure that the BJP has access to and an aggressive campaigning spirit like Amit Shah, who chooses to tap into it, will find a deep and rich vein of resource

  • Cricket's greatest XI: Which team would play for pride, with emotion?

    23-03-2018 20:33:00

    How would they perform not as individual geniuses but as a team? It was obvious that this was actually the most important question

  • How Congress does a BJP in Karnataka

    16-03-2018 05:58:00

    If the party chooses to play the way the game is played in India, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah shows them how to do it