OPINION

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Banality of calamity

Accidents keep happening, followed with media outrage and public outcry, but nothing meaningful happens to check them.   The Amritsar...

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Cong prospects brighten in Assembly polls

Irrespective of how the opinion polls are showcasing the situation in the five poll-bound states, the Congress appears to be...

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CBI not the only institution to have fissures at the top

Institutional integrity of the caged parrot was destroyed a long time ago.   And you thought that the Supreme Court...

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One size doesn’t fit all

The Supreme Court is showing commendable concern for the health of the air that Indians breathe, and its recent order...

Satthianadhan: The first novelist

Satthianadhan: The first novelist

Krupabai Satthianadhan(1862 – 1894) was the first Indian woman to write a novel in English. Her autobiographical novel Saguna: A...

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The eternal journey

Every affair should be looked at in its eternal context. A “guard” may give one temporary support in this world,...

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India’s Air Force needs 200 more fighter aircraft

Defence should not be left to generalist administrators or to purely military users who may not factor in India’s overall...

The ten headed demon

The ten headed demon

The ten headed and twenty armed Ravana is a biological monstrosity. No such human being ever existed. So, what was...

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When Ibn Saud visited India

Arab chief of protocol said about the King, ‘His Majesty is never late. Your ministers have come too early.’  ...

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Hard times for President Putin

Not only does he have difficulties in wresting back control of the internet, but there is public uproar against his...

To all those who are digitally driven  by the Pied Piper

To all those who are digitally driven by the Pied Piper

For nearly a month I have been at home, with foot in plaster, hobbling around, and for some unexplainable reason...

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The fascinating concept of emanation

It is a common practice worldwide to transfer property or other material assets to someone either in one’s lifetime itself...

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National Curry Week for foodies in the UK

National Curry Week, 22-28 October, was founded in 1998 by British food writer and historian the late Peter Grove, now...

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Cool Breeze: Decoding Digvijaya

Decoding Digvijaya Digvijaya Singh does it again. He has been caught on camera telling party workers that he would not...

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Sabarimala and the ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’

In 1993, US President Bill Clinton signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. This Act overturned a 1990 Supreme Court ruling...

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Tradition must not be ignored at Sabarimala

India has all too few written records and even less respect for its ancient history.   Emotions are running high...