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  • A child takes a pencil during a class conducted by a former diplomat Virendra Gupta and his singer wife Veena Gupta on a sidewalk in New Delhi on Sept. 3, 2020.
    Sep 27, 2020 03:36 IST
    With 50 million children remaining stunted (low height for age), India still accounts for a third of the global burden of childhood stunting. ...read more
  • The poll panel has announced a slew of guidelines on social distancing during the campaign and voting process. Whether these are followed or the elections increase the spread of the virus, is something we will know only in November
    Sep 27, 2020 06:47 IST
    The pandemic’s effect on turnout, tensions in NDA, Muslim voter choices, impact of economy on anti-incumbency, and the changed political scenario will affect the outcome...read more
  • In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, a Delhi police personnel patrols near burnt-out and damaged residential premises and shops following clashes between people supporting and opposing a contentious amendment to India's citizenship law, New Delhi
    Sep 27, 2020 06:48 IST
    For us in India, it’s hard to believe policemen can be liked. Yet with a little effort things can change. a former cop told me the first step is to isolate the police from political interference...read more
  • Members of various political parties stage a protest, demanding the clearance of states' GST dues, Parliament House, September 17, 2020
    Sep 27, 2020 06:48 IST

    There is a principle of European law known as subsidiarity. Under that principle, the European Union can only act if it can be shown that the action taken at that rarefied level would be more effective than action taken at the national or local level. In other words, decisions should be taken as...read more

    Mark Tully
    Mark Tully
  • This Covid-19-driven remote UNGA denies these leaders the good feeling and theatrics of speaking from the UN’s pulpit; it further robs them of the opportunity of interacting with fellow leaders from other parts of the globe.
    Sep 27, 2020 06:49 IST
    Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi spoke for 96 minutes during the General Debate of the 64th UNGA on September 23. This took its toll on UNGA’s schedule for the day. And, the penny with this realisation dropped for me when I was approached later in the day by a UN official and requested to......read more
    Manjeev Puri
    Manjeev Puri
  • SHE SAID WHAT? Is she complaining, or asking for help. Is he sulking or hurt? We’re all using the same words, but it’s crucial to know what they mean.
    Sep 25, 2020 20:17 IST
    Given how differently men and women communicate, it’s crucial to read between the lines, with kindness and empathy. ...read more
    Simran Mangharam
    Simran Mangharam
  • Neither the Opposition nor the ruling coalition seems to have understood the extent of frustration and anger over job losses, agrarian distress, and spiraling cases of Covid-19
    Sep 25, 2020 19:30 IST
    Covid-19, unemployment, migrants, floods and agrarian distress will dominate these polls...read more