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  • The CM’s diminished popularity, uncertainty about the pandemic, changing social equations, and possible rifts within the ruling alliance have made the polls complex
    Oct 24, 2020 19:59 IST
    The outcome will hinge on the depth of anti-incumbency, the BJP-JD(U) dynamic, the ability of the RJD to expand its social base, and the impact of the pandemic...read more
  • Now, if we stop watching, corporations will have an additional reason to stop advertising. It’s our eyeballs they’re after but if we’re watching something else, the advertisers are also likely to relocate.
    Oct 24, 2020 20:30 IST
    All we have to do is stop watching such channels. This should not be difficult because many of us profess to dislike them. So if you really don’t approve, don’t switch them on. It’s as simple as that...read more
  • If a teacher believes that some children cannot learn, she is most likely to ignore them and focus on others. If a teacher believes girls cannot learn mathematics, she will communicate it to the students, and girl students may feel afraid to ask questions.
    Oct 24, 2020 19:58 IST
    The most challenging task would be to ensure teachers believe that every child can learn, and teach children at the right level. This may sound simple, but my work with government schools and teachers has convinced me that this will not be easy to achieve. ...read more
    Vimala Ramachandran
    Vimala Ramachandran
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York, 2018
    Oct 24, 2020 19:22 IST
    The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) projection that Bangladesh’s per capita income in dollar terms is likely to overtake India’s has focused attention on a nation that has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes....read more
    Mark Tully
    Mark Tully
  • If you make up your mind to, you can chase away loneliness whether you are 20 or 50 or 90 years old, whether you are male, female, transgender, whether you are extrovert or shy, straight or gay, rich or broke. Start today.
    Oct 24, 2020 17:44 IST
    Things may seem hopeless right now, but you still always have the wisdom to understand that the cause of your loneliness need not be permanent. Why feel lonely, when the world has such magic to offer....read more
  • TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump dances at the end of a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Florida on October 23, 2020.
    Oct 24, 2020 17:13 IST
    In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi makes comparisons between the Borat film by Sacha Baron Cohen and the final Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, writing, “Like (Rud0) Giuliani in the Borat film, many of Trump’s Indian fans will be left adjusting their trousers. (Or at least,......read more
  • Heavyweights of UP politics have so far failed to make a telling impact in Bihar elections despite several attempts.
    Oct 23, 2020 18:02 IST
    Political parties from Uttar Pradesh have been unsuccessful in making inroads into Bihar politics. ...read more
    Sunita Aron
    Sunita Aron