THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN

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Film Review: Absurdist comedy with Marquezian undertones

Fed up of his two querulous daughters who can’t stand each other, the father helplessly asks a man, “I just...

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Heroism and the mournful melancholy of a soldier’s life

General G.D. Bakshi’s poems from the battlefield are disturbing and soul-stirring. They evoke in the reader a sense of gratitude...

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Why are we adopting failed Western childcare policies?

The general public’s complicity in passing dangerous child-related policies often leads to dysfunctional societies, as has been seen in the West....

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Imminent changes round the corner in India

India is projected to be the world’s most populous country by 2024 and home to more than 1.5 billion people...

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Jharkhand’s Maoist affected districts gradually returning to mainstream

After nearly 30 minutes of flying from the state capital Ranchi, a Jharkhand Police helicopter lands at a makeshift helipad...

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I have asked centre for NRC in Jharkhand: CM

‘The population of Bangladeshi migrants has increased manifold in Jharkhand.’   Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has vowed to deport...

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Progressive right, an inclusive ideology

Mohan Bhagwat’s speeches this week on the organisation he heads, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, would have gone a long way...

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A book on how India survived in spite of Nehruvian secularism

Sandeep Balakrishna is one of those rare scholars with a deep understanding of tradition and the problems facing Hindu society...

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Women achievers and their success stories at the SHEROES Summit

Enabling women to gain financial independence is an important step towards achieving gender parity, both at the workplace and in...

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Film Review: Nawazuddin makes us feel Manto’s inner pain

There is a scene in Nandita Das’ Manto wherein Saadat Hasan Manto, the eponymous writer on whom the film is...

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The real agenda behind Western child protection

The enlightened West pays much lip service to the high ideals of liberty and freedom, but most Western countries have...

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Development is the best reply to every form of violence: PM

PM inaugurates projects for Chhattisgarh worth Rs 22,000 crore, says that the state is moving ahead with pace on the...

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BJP in Delhi looks beyond traders to new voting blocs

Ahead of next year’s general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi is exploring “new” voting blocs, fearing unhappiness among...

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Bengal to U.P. river transport in offing

Six cities have been identified for development of water-based passenger transportation in Ganga river.   Water-based passenger transportation may soon...

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Drying Ganga could stall food security and prevent achieving SDGs

Study forecasts that in the absence of interventions, groundwater contribution to the river’s water flow would continue diminishing in the...

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Stand firm on polls in Kashmir

The week just past witnessed the visit of the former President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to India on the...

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Film Review: Into the dark, diabolical world of sex trade

Director: Tabreez Noorani; Starring: Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodia, Adil Hussain, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Rajkummar Rao A...

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Anti-family values inherent in India’s foster-care laws

Child-protection rules in India make no mention of the role of filial ties in the well-being of children, while granting...

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Book on AI is a primer for a sci-fi about to become reality

The two authors warn of the dangers of autonomous weapons, Orwell-esque surveillance state and of an explosion in cybercrime by...

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‘AI will alter the jobs landscape dramatically over the years’

India has tremendous potential to meaningfully enter the race for AI supremacy and become a viable contender, but it still...

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SC stands by the 21st century

Each individual has his or her likes and dislikes, peculiarities and angularities. Unless these be clearly and majorly harmful to...

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Co-working spaces at Delhi cafés now open for business

Delhi has become a hub of co-working spaces over the past few years. The national capital now has startup-friendly cafés,...

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Film Review: Stree manages to juggle humour with horror

Do you believe in ghosts? You’d better, if you live in the Indian town of Chanderi, the setting for Stree, the...

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New childcare laws in India are putting innocents at risk

Child-protection laws in India have become increasingly aggressive and anti-family in spirit with every iteration. And yet, such laws are...