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  • After Sushant Singh Rajput's Loss, Bollywood Ripped Wide Open - by Shobhaa De
    Authenticity is all that matters - in life - and entertainment. So, please guys - get real. Get off your high horses. The world has changed when you weren't looking. Forget all the hogwash about 'filmi royalty' and 'first families' tripe.
    Opinion
  • I Was An Officer In The Indian Army, I'm Gay And Very Proud
    Major J Suresh (R)
    I feel that since I served in the military, my story can touch the lives of gay men currently serving - perfectly fine, professional, fit and disciplined officers and soldiers - who are being forced by homophobic policies to hide themselves out of fear of discrimination/persecution.
    Opinion
  • How I Battled Coronavirus, Cut Off From The World
    Gauri Datta Gupta
    New cases, deaths, recoveries - for those of us in a newsroom, these three Covid statistics are what we process daily. As I pick up the newspaper the next day, the statistics seem personal. I've become part of the story - a 'new case'.
    Blog
  • My Covid-19 Experience - by Mukul Kesavan
    I tested positive for Covid-19 on June 6 after two and a half months of a fairly rigorous quarantine. The first question that people who test positive ask themselves is, how did this happen despite my precautions? This is especially true of middle class victims of Covid who have the online connectivity and financial reserves to shield themselves fr...
    Opinion
  • 3 Steps Government Should Take To Save Jobs In Tourism
    Derek O'Brien
    Tourism has been knocked out cold by COVID-19. It will be among the last industries to recover. People will regain full confidence to travel only when a vaccine is developed, and the impact can be imagined.Tourism accounts for nearly 10 per cent of India's GDP and employs 12.75 per cent of our workforce (2019-20 figures). A Business of Travel Trade...
    Opinion
  • Aggrieved Mayawati vs PGV Has Turned To Next-Level
    Swati Chaturvedi
    The jury is out on the efficacy of citing grandparents in a real-time political fight but it is of considerable significance that a state as patriarchal as Uttar Pradesh is the sprawling hood of two women leaders battling it out.
    Opinion
  • Modinomics Is Myopic, Shows Handling Of Fuel Prices
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    If there's one vice we all share, it is taking our biggest backers for granted. That's exactly what PM Modi is doing to India's middle class. The middle class has already had it tough for the past few years. Things have only become worse since COVID-19 attacked India's already sick economy. Businesses are losing money and white-collar professionals...
    Blog
  • A Hospital Refused To Help My Father. We Lost Him
    Victor Basu
    Several people regret not being present or even not being able to take a patient to the hospital in time. But imagine if you manage this and are flat out refused any help from the very place that is meant to save lives. How do you live with that?
    Blog
  • A Letter From Illinois – by Rajmohan Gandhi
    It appears that the Covid crisis has underlined the truth that in the end a nation is made and saved not by a common bloodline, nor a common religion, but by equality, mutual service and respect. Is it possible to ban the entry of this truth into India?
    Opinion
  • The Far From Magnificent Obsession With Ranks At IITs
    Anurag Mehra
    The world's best institutions do not worry about rankings but in ensuring that they are respected by their peers for the quality of their graduates and research. They have not reached the top by trying to be "first". We should remember what we tell our students: if we study well , we are likely to get a good grade, but getting a good grade does not...
    Opinion
  • For One Of India's Most Brazen “Honour Killings”, Justice Denied
    Brinda Karat
    Last week, Kausalya, 23, learnt with shock and bewilderment about the judgement of the Madras High Court on June 22, which so gravely undermined her courageous struggle for justice for her murdered husband Shankar. They were victims of what is incorrectly termed an "honour killing".
    Opinion
  • RG Won't Change Tack, Congress Preps For His Return
    Swati Chaturvedi
    Rahul Gandhi Redux is on the anvil for the Congress party. Demands from competing from sections, all apparently carefully coordinated, have peaked, nearly badgering Congress President Sonia Gandhi to step down for her son. Again.
    Opinion
  • Battling Addiction In Coronavirus Lockdown
    Ambika Singh
    Addiction is a disease of isolation. Social distancing, critical to avoid infection, pushes addicts over the edge and into relapse, say mental health experts. Though the lockdown is the best time for users to tackle their addiction, it is important that they have strong family support and easy access to treatment.
    Blog
  • On China, Modi Acted Very Much Like Nehru - by Ramachandra Guha
    The recent clashes in Ladakh, leading to the tragic deaths of 20 Indian soldiers, prompt a fresh look at our government's policy towards China. The military, strategic and economic aspects of that relationship I leave to others more qualified in those fields. Writing here as a historian, I wish to draw attention to the curious parallels between the...
    Opinion
  • China's Reason For Clash With India Despite Saying Otherwise
    Ashutosh
    India is a responsible nation which relies on diplomatic and back-channel talks to defuse tensions. The Chinese have not entered our territory to launch a full-scale war with India. At the outside, they want to force India to negotiate, as Mao told his commanders in 1962. This is not the time for India to react in anger.
    Opinion

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