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Friday, May 13, 2022

Let’s not compare economies of Nepal and Sri Lanka

May 13, 2022 8:36:08 am

Shankar P Sharma writes: Though a few indicators look similar for both countries, Nepal’s growth rate this fiscal year has significantly improved from earlier projections.

Monetary policy alone won’t bring down inflation

May 13, 2022 8:38:13 am

Jahangir Aziz writes: Bringing down today’s inflation requires a resolution of geopolitical tensions in Europe, changes to China’s zero-Covid policy, much stronger fiscal support from the government, and reforms that help repair the disrupted domestic supply chain

Listen to another Narendra

May 13, 2022 8:40:13 am

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes: BJP must remember Vivekananda’s words on fanaticism. No country has become an economic powerhouse with its society divided, and a section of its population made to feel small

Why the sedition law must go

May 13, 2022 8:35:16 am

D. Raja writes on sedition law: It is used for witch hunts by government against those who question it.

Imran Khan’s dangerous narrative

May 13, 2022 8:42:04 am

Samina Yasmeen writes: It could further weaken a Pakistan increasingly divided along ethnic, religious, and sectarian lines, between supporters and opponents of jihad, and between the exceptionally rich and poor masses

Shankar P Sharma

May 12, 2022 11:43:49 pm

The writer is the Ambassador of Nepal to India and former Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Nepal.

Hindutva and Fascism: They may not be identical, but why suspend a teacher who asked students to compare the two?

May 12, 2022 4:44:17 pm

The thinking citizens of this country ought to wonder about the answers of the students if they had been allowed to attempt the exam question on Hindutva and Fascism

Hindutva and Fascism: Attempt to put them in the same bracket is intended to insult the civilisational wisdom of our nation

May 12, 2022 4:44:14 pm

The University Grants Commission has rightly initiated action against the setting of a question paper in a private university that targets the faith of the majority community.


Heading for GSTExit

May 12, 2022 7:08:01 pm

Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST isn’t just about economic efficiency conceived by technocrats. Sustaining it requires restoring trust in the Centre-state relationship


The good cop

May 12, 2022 1:04:17 pm

Bibek Debroy writes: It’s time to nudge states towards implementing measures for police reform directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark Prakash Singh verdict

Apple iPod Nano was about connections, many linger like a half-forgotten lyric

May 12, 2022 9:25:35 am

Paromita Chakrabarti writes: As Apple phases out the iPod, what my Ipod meant to me.

Supreme Court’s verdict on sedition is a small win

May 12, 2022 7:10:39 pm

Chitranshul Sinha writes: Till the time safeguards are built to prevent misapplication of the UAPA, or even laws like the National Security Act, the law of sedition will keep rearing its head under different names despite the Court’s orders.


Why there’s no agreement on India’s Covid death figures

May 11, 2022 2:59:30 pm

P C Mohanan, Amitabh Kundu write: In the absence of robust data on deaths due to the pandemic, claims and counterclaims will continue

How Jiddu Krishnamurthy’s thoughts offer an antidote to violence of everyday life

May 11, 2022 9:30:34 am

Avijit Pathak writes: As we experience violence in the name of religious nationalism, or violence in the name of education, Krishnamurti’s books and talks tend to acquire a new meaning and significance.

Equating states’ off-budget borrowings with their debt will clarify extent of indebtedness

May 11, 2022 9:28:46 am

Aditi Nayar writes: Centre’s decision will ensure fiscal transparency in states’ finances, an area that has been cloaked in opacity.

Shivkumar Sharma was a musician’s musician – he thought music

May 11, 2022 9:30:00 am

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt writes: What I learnt from him was how to maintain the ragas, to distribute the beats and while doing all of that, to hold the audience’s attention and bridge the tradition with the contemporary.

From frankie to shawarma, all food is desi

May 12, 2022 7:16:41 am

Kaushik Das Gupta writes: Why Tamil Nadu health Minister is wrong to call shawarma foreign.


NFHS-5 data shows literacy and delivery of services, not religion, influences fertility

May 11, 2022 10:28:55 am

S Y Quraishi writes: India has achieved the replacement rate for its population. Now, ‘unmet need’ for family planning tools must be provided for.

Creative freedom of artists is in danger in India

May 10, 2022 8:59:11 am

Vandana Kalra writes: Incident at MS University in Vadodara shows how limits on artistic liberty have grown

How India is empowering women through policy

May 10, 2022 9:03:14 am

Smriti Irani writes: The quest for gender parity pervades every sphere of statecraft, ensuring it is not reduced to the ranks of an artificial add-on.


Ukraine conflict won’t make Biden abandon Indo-Pacific strategy

May 10, 2022 1:58:57 pm

C. Raja Mohan writes: The US emphasis on partnerships rather than unilateralism in dealing with the China challenge means India’s agency in the region can only grow.

20 years before Dr Strange and Metaverse, how Spider-Man defined a generation

May 10, 2022 9:05:03 am

Kuriakose Saju writes: As Sam Raimi returns to MCU, a look at the film that gave birth to a cultural juggernaut.


Indigo boy, my child — Travelling with autism

May 11, 2022 3:39:08 pm

Shubhra Gupta writes: How long will it take for us to realise it is not just about him, that we all need the wind beneath our wings?


Why BJP needs Rahul Gandhi

May 9, 2022 9:18:36 pm

Aakash Joshi writes: A wedding function to a party adrift, shrinking him suits its politics


It is unclear why RBI has hiked interest rates now

May 9, 2022 9:08:26 am

Rajeswari Sengupta writes: RBI’s surprise move raises questions over its objective. Its mandate is to target inflation, not shore up rupee