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US protests:

Kanika Datta

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A notable absence in the pro-Palestine protests that have erupted in US universities is the relatively muted voice of university faculty. Why? It all comes down to donor finance, says T T Mohan Ram. So deep are the links between universities on one side and the government and the private sector on the other that the universities can’t afford to antagonise either, he writes, with the result that academic values are taking a back seat to financial interests. Read it here

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The top edit argues that the rupee should be allowed to adjust to lower levels. Read it here

The second edit says the billboard collapse in Mumbai reflects a chronic failure of civil authorities. Read it here

Vanita Kohli Khandekar reflects on the abundance of creators and shortage of an audience on social media platforms. Read it here

 
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First Published: May 16 2024 | 6:30 AM IST

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