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West Bengal

The Owaisi factor

Politics
With the BJP polarising Hindu votes in its favour to challenge the Trinamool’s supremacy in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee can ill afford a division of
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Institutions

Restoring the past in Sabarmati Ashram

Heritage
The latest project to redevelop the Sabarmati Ashram is facing some resistance, especially from direct descendants of its original inhabitants, and qu
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Social media

Mastodon: A new social media platform

Science & Technology
Social media aficionados unhappy with platforms such as Twitter for various reasons now have a new option, Mastodon.
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Social media

The Pegasus fiasco: Privacy in peril

Science & Technology
The targeted snooping of WhatsApp accounts in India by malicious software raises concerns about privacy, data protection and citizens’ rights.
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Jammu & Kashmir: Seething Valley

India
Nearly four months after the abrogation of special status, Kashmir simmers with rage, frustration and fear.
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United States

Trial and error: The impeachment proceedings against Trump

World Affairs
The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump over Ukrainegate may end up hurting the Democratic Party because the Republican-controlled Senate
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Bolivia

Racist coup in Bolivia

World Affairs
Right-wing forces effect a violent regime change in Bolivia forcing Evo Morales to quit as President and seek asylum in Mexico.
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Julian Assange

Assange languishes in jail

World Affairs
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in need of urgent medical attention, continues to be in prison despite the dropping of all charges against him.
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National Register of Citizens

Nationwide NRC: Roll of contention

India
The government’s plans for a nationwide NRC and new citizenship laws lead to a fresh round of protests in Assam and other north-eastern States.
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Spotlight

Electoral bond scheme: Hidden bonds

India
A media expose shines the light on the Modi regime’s subterfuge in preserving the opaqueness of the electoral bond scheme, which ensured that only the
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Sri Lanka

Rajapaksas back in the game

World Affairs
With Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the presidential election in Sri Lanka and his brothers Mahinda and Chamal Rajapaksa holding important positions, the
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Controversy

Death on IIT-M campus

Education
A student’s death on the IIT Madras campus again brings to the fore a serious structural malaise in the institute.
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Higher Education

A case to make higher education free

Education
Higher education must not only be provided through public institutions but be completely free, not allowing any exclusion on the grounds of impecuniou
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Interview

Prof. Avijit Pathak: ‘Language is not a prisoner of religion’

Education
Interview with Prof. Avijit Pathak of JNU.
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Interview

Prof. Shyam Menon: Acts of an insecure state

India
Interview with Prof. Shyam B. Menon, educationist.
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Higher education

Privatising a public good

India
The argument that India cannot afford low fees at institutions of higher education does not square with the massive giveaways to corporates. The commo
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Higher Education

Communalising the BHU campus

Education
Students at Banaras Hindu University, who are targeting a Muslim professor appointed to teach Sanskrit and a university official who performed her dut
Interview: Gopalika Antharjanam

Gopalika Antharjanam: ‘It is our right to learn or teach any language’

Education
Interview with retired Arabic teacher Gopalika Antharjanam.
Interview: Raziya Mohammed Kutty, Sanskrit teacher

‘I don’t associate language with religion’

Education
Interview with Raziya Mohammed Kutty, Sanskrit teacher.
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Interview: Prof. Firoze Khan

Prof. Firoze Khan: ‘Sanskrit belongs to us all’

Education
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BJP retired hurt in Maharashtra

Lead Story
The BJP loses the power game in Maharashtra in the face of rare opposition unity and critical judicial intervention.
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Letter & Spirit of the Constitution

The missing spirit of the Constitution in Maharashtra goverment formation

Lead Story
The facts of the Maharashtra developments bring out starkly the distinction between compliance with the letter of the Constitution and the spirit of i
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The medieval Deccan

Books
A reading of three books throws light on the culture and politics of the Persianate world of the medieval Deccan.
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Rethinking priorities

Books
The Nobel-winning economists have ignored the deeper issues that affect the lives of ordinary people in this otherwise informative and policy-oriented
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Coalition politics

Beaten back in Maharashtra

Lead Story
Sharad Pawar, the master strategist, outwits the BJP, which has been reduced to watching the game from the sidelines in Maharashtra.
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Profile of a politician

Uddhav Thackeray: Reluctant politician

Lead Story
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End of free trade myth

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The collapse of the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism seems imminent and challenges the very basis of the so-called post-WTO freer trade order.