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Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

23 September, 2021 Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

23 September, 2021 Prakash Singh

Recommendations by several commissions gather dust as successive regimes decide to play it safe.


Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and redistributive policies on a scientific basis.

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

23 September, 2021 Chinki Sinha

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.


Dateline Hathras: One Year Later, Family Awaits Justice For Dalit Woman Gangraped And Murdered

Ashes of the Hathras gang rape victim remain in a pitcher as her father waits for ‘hanging’ of the guilty to immerse them in Ganga.

23 September, 2021

Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Preetha Nair

From allies like JD(U), Apna Dal and Republican Party of India to opposition parties including RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP and the Congress demand a caste census. Will the Narendra Modi Government bite the bullet?


22 September, 2021

The Password Is Cheat: Tech-savvy Scamsters Take Control Of Online Entrance Exams

S.K. Singh

Prestigious tests like JEE and NEET have been breached. A few lakh of rupees can get you an engineering or a medical seat.


22 September, 2021

Cycle Of Life: Nitish Kumar Shows How To Win Over Women And Win Elections

Giridhar Jha

The humble bicycle has become the abiding image of Bihar CM’s efforts to give women the power to carve their own paths in elections.


22 September, 2021

Casteing Gender At The Ballot Box

Rakhi Bose

The emergence of vote banks in some states may not presage a new paradigm, especially in states as riven with caste as UP.


22 September, 2021

In Search Of Individual Caste Identity, Dalits Are No Longer One Cohesive Vote Bank

Vikas Pathak

Political parties look for alternate social engineering to woo voters in changed scenario.


22 September, 2021

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Sajjan Kumar

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.


22 September, 2021

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Amandeep Sandhu

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.


09 September, 2021

Why Politicians Trust Good Ol’ Yatra To Reach Voter’s Heart

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

It started with Gandhi marching to Dandi, mobilising the masses all along. Now every party takes the ­roadshow route to the election ring.


09 September, 2021

Can Laidback Pensioner’s Paradise Mysore Stay Off The Fast Lane?

Ajay Sukumaran

The idyllic charm of the historic city is in an uneasy tussle with brash forces of change


08 September, 2021

Breathing Down Dragon’s Neck From Army Bunkers in Sikkim

Sandipan Chatterjee

If beauty could kill, this is it. But that’s not the only lethal element around the high-altitude foxholes on Sikkim’s rugged frontier.


08 September, 2021

Separatist Call For A ‘Sovereign Kamatapur’ Rises In North Bengal

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Soon after the BJP raises demand for a separate north Bengal state, the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation rears its head after a hiatus, demanding a sovereign nation


08 September, 2021

Arunachal Women’s Dilemma: Marry ‘Outsider’, Lose Property Rights

Dipankar Roy

A proposed bill aimed at gender equality divides opinion in the Northeast state


08 September, 2021

Kannur’s Political Blood Feud Has Multiple Layers And Structures

Sunilkumar Karintha

Addressing chronic ‘political’ violence in Kannur demands engaging every layer of society permeated by its apparatus and mechanisms


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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials at Naini Central Prison to get custody remand of Anand Giri, Ada Tiwari, Sandeep Tiwari for 7 days (28 September 9 am to 4 October 5 pm), during investigation in the death...

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses during an inauguration of the City Knowledge and Investment Cluster set up at IIT Jodhpur.

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In this file image, security personnel conduct flag march during clashes in north east Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, said that the riots were a pre-meditated conspiracy to disturb law & order in...

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In this file image, charred remains of vehicles set ablaze by rioters during communal violence over the amended citizenship law at Shiv Vihar area of the riot-affected north east Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Monday,...

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An excavator cleaning demolishes illegal constructions after an eviction drive, at Gorukhuti in Darrang district.

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

Column

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

Punjab/Politics

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Oct 04, 2021 Amandeep Sandhu

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.

Oct 04, 2021 Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and redistributive policies on a scientific basis.

Oct 04, 2021 Khalid Anis Ansari

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.

Oct 04, 2021 Sajjan Kumar