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  • Blog: In Memory of Comrade Bardhan
    Hridayesh Joshi
    People who knew him closely know that he was as simple as his politics were aggressive.
    Blog
  • Blog: Dear Mr Kejriwal, a Request From a Delhizen In a Wheelchair
    Nipun Malhotra
    I do hope that the Delhi Government doesn't feel that the job is over now that the disabled are exempt - it is the disabled's right and duty to follow the odd-even rule too.
    Blog
  • Opinion: Kolkata for New Year, Everytime. Here's Why
    Derek O'Brien
    Kolkata is THE place to ring in the New Year. Here are my 16 reasons for ushering in 2016 in the city I was born in and so love and cherish.
    Opinion
  • Blog: Gandhiji's Request To My Grandmother, MS Subbulakshmi
    Swati Thiyagarajan
    My best memory of her is of her practicing her singing during long summer afternoons at home. Not a day went by when she did not practice. She would gently tune the tanpura, her graceful fingers running over the strings. She had the most beautiful hands, and the way she would move them or bring them together while singing was a wonderful sight in i...
    Blog
  • Opinion: It Would Be Cruel To Wish Modi 'Happy New Year'
    Mani Shankar Aiyar
    Modi has not seen acche din in 2015. First, he lost the assembly elections in Delhi at the start of the year and then the Bihar elections at the end of the year. Clearly, his much-vaunted charisma has taken a deadly blow, for these two major election losses took place notwithstanding his personal involvement in both of them.
    Opinion
  • Blog: Ellsworth Kelly, Remembered
    Annapoorna Subramanian
    Ellsworth Kelly died on Sunday. He was 92. Over the seven decades of his career, Kelly influenced abstract impressionism, was a key figure in American postwar art, revolutionised color theory, and provided immense joy to those of us who number among his admirers.
    Blog
  • Opinion: Listening To Islam's Self-Critical Voices
    Yasmine Bahrani, The Washington Post
    In the wake of the Paris bloodbath, the attacks in San Bernardino, California, and Bamako, Mali, and murders elsewhere before and since, people desperately want to understand the root cause of all this violence. That's true not only in the West, where many blame Islam itself. It's true in the Middle East, too, where we are struggling to come to gri...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: No Regrets For Comments On How I'd React To Daughter's Rape
    Derek O'Brien
    This is the third Juvenile Justice Act. The first was enacted by the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1986. The second, which raised the age from 16 to 18, was enacted by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2000. The third law will be credited to the BJP-led NDA government currently in office. Truly speaking, I feel this is an Act that should be marke...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Dear Arun Jaitley, Time To Resign
    Ashutosh
    Now the DDCA scam is in the public domain. The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry. More than two dozen complaints are pending with the Delhi Police in this scam. Mr Jaitley is the Finance Minister. The Delhi Police and the CBI report to his government in the Centre. He tried to scuttle the investigation and save the corrupt in the DDCA when h...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Despite Everything, Delhi Is Our City Of Dreams
    Shivam Vij
    It was bad enough that Delhi had earned the reputation of being one of the world's most dangerous cities for women; now, we are told it's the world's most polluted city. The haters have never had it so good, and defending Delhi has rarely been so difficult.
    Opinion

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