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Rich India, Poor Nation: Why We Are Formed Of A Paradox

Rich India, Poor Nation: Why We Are Formed Of A Paradox

Aug 12, 2021

Here’s looking back at our surreal contrasts—the broken bridge between our dollar millionaires and poor millions, between our food sufficiency and farm suicides. Our I-Day package.

Sex, Sleaze And Pori Moni: Rhea Chakraborty-Type Media Trial Rocks Bangladesh

Sex, Sleaze And Pori Moni: Rhea Chakraborty-Type Media Trial Rocks Bangladesh

Aug 10, 2021

The Bangladeshi media, as in India, has unfortunately taken the role of accuser, jury, and judge – all rolled into one.

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Aug 02, 2021

Since 2018 when Odisha hosted the hockey World Cup, the state has taken the role of being the sport's official sponsor. Courtesy CM Patnaik, hockey in India can again hope for better days.

Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

Jul 26, 2021

For all its grandstanding and attempt to occupy a high moral ground, the US as we all know is not exactly a paragon of virtue. But is there a need for India to do some soul-searching?

Justice For Whom: Laws Meant To Fight Terror Have Become The Real Terror

Justice For Whom: Laws Meant To Fight Terror Have Become The Real Terror

Jul 21, 2021

No party is a saint when it comes to the abuse of anti-terror laws: ‘prison without bail’ is a clause crying out for abuse. Bottomline: UAPA, NSA and the sedition law must go.

Oxygen Deaths: Reality Is The Biggest Casualty In Govt Denial

Oxygen Deaths: Reality Is The Biggest Casualty In Govt Denial

Jul 21, 2021

No matter what the govt says, the oxygen crisis claimed lives. Denying it means we have not learnt lessons.

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Jul 20, 2021

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.

Prashant Kishor: How Much Is Hype And How Much Is Substance?

Prashant Kishor: How Much Is Hype And How Much Is Substance?

Jul 15, 2021

The commonest but unproven theory doing the rounds is that Prashant Kishor is out to cement a Federal Front by stitching together an alliance of disparate opposition group.

Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

Jul 12, 2021

The responses to an editorial I wrote earlier highlighted how divided the country has become, and possibly how devoid of compassion many of our citizens are.

Hang Your Head In Shame, India; We Failed Stan Swamy

Hang Your Head In Shame, India; We Failed Stan Swamy

Jul 07, 2021

Arresting an old, ailing man like Stan Swamy was in itself controversial. The State requires serious soul-searching if it has to even keep up its pretensions of serving the people.

Cabinet Expansion: Why I’m Least Excited, Unlike Most Of The Media

Cabinet Expansion: Why I’m Least Excited, Unlike Most Of The Media

Jul 07, 2021

Ministers certainly can make or break businesses, but I doubt whether they can change our otherwise mundane lives.

Who Killed Stan Swamy?

Who Killed Stan Swamy?

Jul 05, 2021

Any post-mortem of how state and courts failed Swamy will be a case of too little, too late.

How Can Opposition Close Ranks Against Modi? By Stitching State-By-State ‘Mahagathbandhans’

How Can Opposition Close Ranks Against Modi? By Stitching State-By-State ‘Mahagathbandhans’

Jul 03, 2021

The Tamil Nadu model where bigger national parties like Congress and BJP play second fiddle to the DMK or AIADMK is an option for the opposition to consolidate non-BJP votes

Don’t Foul Our Oxygen

Don’t Foul Our Oxygen

Jun 30, 2021

We make news out of victims. But can they be orphaned a second time by a news ecosystem that feeds off their victimhood? Never. This time, we return to India’s Oxygen Bereaved.

Consultation Better Than Coercion: Kashmir Talks In Delhi Welcome

Consultation Better Than Coercion: Kashmir Talks In Delhi Welcome

Jun 22, 2021

If changed strategy marks the beginning of a course correction, that’s not a bad start after all

What To Mourn More: Sushant’s Death or Media’s Depravity?

What To Mourn More: Sushant’s Death or Media’s Depravity?

Jun 13, 2021

Rhea Chakraborty became the victim of a media trial soon after Sushant’s death last year. The lack of options for reining in a reckless media is the reason why she won’t be the last.

Twitter Refused Me The Blue Tick, But I Am Trending Now!

Twitter Refused Me The Blue Tick, But I Am Trending Now!

Jun 10, 2021

Twitter occupies a public space and owes us some transparency, writes Outlook Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs

Jun 10, 2021

Has China vacated its aggression? Have they, deceptively, usurped land? Has India ceded ground? A certain opacity shrouds events along the LAC. We try to lift the veil.

‘BJP Will Come Back To Power In UP… The Party Will Keep Coming Back’

‘BJP Will Come Back To Power In UP… The Party Will Keep Coming Back’

Jun 03, 2021

'It is true that the Covid second wave has been quite severe and it overwhelmed the system for a while. Yet, we never let the situation go out of sight,' says Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath

Misuse Of Sedition Law: Prosecute Officials Responsible; Accountability A Must

Misuse Of Sedition Law: Prosecute Officials Responsible; Accountability A Must

Jun 02, 2021

For the last few years, Wangkhem has been in and out of jails, labeled as someone very dangerous for the nation by influential persons who have slapped him with sections of the draconian sedition law.

Modi’s Pinpricks, BJP’s Barbs: Why It’s Wrong To Compare Naveen’s Calm With Mamata Volatility In Cyclone Politics

Modi’s Pinpricks, BJP’s Barbs: Why It’s Wrong To Compare Naveen’s Calm With Mamata Volatility In Cyclone Politics

May 29, 2021

The question is why did the chief ministers of two neighbouring states hit by the same cyclone react differently to the PM’s visit for the purpose of determining damages and extending help in rebuilding?

Cyclones Like Yaas Can Become Mass Killers When They Bring The Sea Inland

Cyclones Like Yaas Can Become Mass Killers When They Bring The Sea Inland

May 25, 2021

IMD: Severe cyclonic storm to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha early on Wednesday morning

Ceasefire Changes Nothing; Palestinian Leadership Vacuum Gives Bully Israel A Free Hand

Ceasefire Changes Nothing; Palestinian Leadership Vacuum Gives Bully Israel A Free Hand

May 21, 2021

Though the myriad groups claim to speak for their people, the Palestinians have not really found their voice. Nor is anyone actually willing to listen to them.

Bengal Drama: Suvendu’s Rs 5 Lakh Worth Less Than Firhad Hakim’s Rs 5 Lakh?

Bengal Drama: Suvendu’s Rs 5 Lakh Worth Less Than Firhad Hakim’s Rs 5 Lakh?

May 17, 2021

The selective arrests have political vendetta written all over them, and the BJP - squarely defeated in the state elections - is coming across as a sore loser.

Twice Orphaned

Twice Orphaned

May 13, 2021

Why did we—I and you—not end up in a random crematorium? Thank providence, and the many good samaritans out there. The government, for all its bluster, had abandoned us.

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