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Drought

Parched earth

India
Maharashtra is in the grip of a prolonged drought, yet sugar cane, a water-intensive crop, continues to be grown over a large area in the State.
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Health & fitness

Protein music!

Science & Technology
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Controversy

Warning bells

India
The criminal charges filed against the leading human rights organisation Lawyers Collective smack of political intimidation of those who speak truth t
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Health & fitness

In conflict settings, mental disorders higher

Science & Technology
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Commemoration

Legacy of a polymath

India
Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman (1886-1941) was not only an eminent jurist, educationist and litterateur but also a keen scholar of physics who questioned
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Biology

All meats equally bad for cholesterol

Science & Technology
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Space

Chandrayaan 2: Giant leap for ISRO

Science & Technology
In what will be the most technologically complex mission ISRO has undertaken so far, Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to land a rover near the South Pole of
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Egypt

The killing of Morsi

World Affairs
The death of former President Mohamed Morsi while in the custody of the state is reflective of the state of affairs in the country. The government dea
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Diary from Trumpland

A new bonhomie

World Affairs
China and Russia make it clear that they are ready to use their growing economic and diplomatic strength to prevent the U.S. escalating the situation
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U.S-Iran

Drones of war

World Affairs
Yet another crisis looms over the Persian Gulf, with Iran shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone over its territorial waters and the U.S. trying to f
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Essay

India's fascist challenge

India
If the masses are aroused, they will be better prepared to face Modi’s onslaughts on democracy, fundamental rights and the rights, specifically, of th
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Tribute

Girish Karnad: Staging our times

Arts & Culture
Throughout his life Girish Karnad questioned existing social norms and refused to be a conformist. And this is what he incorporated into his craft as
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Crime

Murder of a DYFI activist in Tamil Nadu

Social Justice
A young Dalit functionary of the DYFI is slain for his work against caste-based atrocities in his village.
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West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's loosening grip

Politics
In the month after the election results were declared, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to be losing control of both the State admin
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Acute encephalopathy

Bihar's child victims of poverty

Health
Acute encephalopathy strikes the poorest families in Muzaffarpur and some other districts in Bihar. For a disease that has shown a predictable pattern
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Health Care

Skewed vision

Lead Story
The policy fails to address concerns of equity in access to health care or access to health care education and will pave the way for an unhealthy comm
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Water Resources

Chennai’s thirst

India
The city is facing unprecedented water shortage. Failure of the monsoons for two consecutive years and total mismanagement of water resources by the S
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Schools

Towards education shops

Lead Story
The proposed new education policy signifies the return of elitist control of the school system and the reinforcement of the traditional social segmen
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Language

Resistance to formula

Lead Story
Education is in the Concurrent List, and any issues relating to it is determined by both the Centre and the State government concerned. Therefore, the
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Celebrating an auteur

Books
The book vividly portrays Girish Kasaravalli as a consummate artist and deals with his body of work in all its thematic diversity and aesthetic vigour
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Identity and belonging

Books
For Indian readers, particularly, the novel hits bang in the solar plexus: everything said and implied is relevant in our context.

Dangers of ‘Libra’

C.P. Chandrasekhar
Facebook’s plan to launch a cryptocurrency in 2020 raises questions about the company’s motives and the lack of regulatory control.
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Jharkhand Primary Schools Merger

Primary schools: Merger muddle

Lead Story
The mergers of small primary schools with low enrolment rates with bigger ones may have saved money for the Jharkhand government, but it has wreaked h
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NEP 2019

NEP 2019: The devil in the detail

Lead Story
The draft National Education Policy 2019 systematically evades the Constitution’s focus on social justice in educational institutions. It seeks to hav
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Higher Education

Corporate route in higher education

Lead Story
The government’s obsession with getting a few higher educational institutions in some kind of world ranking should be replaced by attention to quality
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Interview: Joyprakash Majumdar

‘Law and order has collapsed’

Politics
Interview with senior BJP leader Joyprakash Majumdar.