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Nov 29, 2020-Sunday
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  • Hindu nationalists are comfortable with free and fair elections. It is a comfort made cosier by the fact that traditional Hinduism does not provide for a ‘Hindu State’ that can replace democracy. The Hindu State is an elected one.
    Nov 28, 2020 22:27 IST
    He is the outcome of a spark lit by representative politics in 1920s. Today, the Modi vote is a bridge that spans the Hindu hierarchy across castes...read more
    Vinay Sitapati
    Vinay Sitapati
  • Indeed, coronavirus, coined in 1968, became one of the most popular words of 2020. Pandemic was used 57,000% more than last year
    Nov 28, 2020 22:25 IST
    I know we will soon have a plethora of books on the virus. It may have wrought destruction in our lives, but it will continue to play on our imagination and is bound to feed our creativity ...read more
  • Farmers fear the reforms would make them vulnerable to exploitation by corporations and pave the way for the government to stop buying staples at MSPs
    Nov 28, 2020 22:24 IST
    Farmers must realise there are limits to procurement at support prices; the government must devise a mechanism to protect farm incomes when markets fail...read more
  • Social distancing and isolation have pushed the young from poor families even more to the margins than before
    Nov 28, 2020 22:23 IST
    Mental health issues manifest themselves in many ways, from insomnia to eating disorders to emotional swings to self-harming, all of which can be treated given the right interventions...read more
  • Though he was low-key and non-charismatic, his great political gift was in building connections. He was skilled enough for you to believe that the conversation with you was individual and personal, not just generic and political
    Nov 27, 2020 20:51 IST
    With his pragmatism, openness, rigorous work ethic, and absolute commitment to the Congress and Sonia Gandhi, he emerged as a pillar of the party...read more
  • At the heart of the issue is a fight for our rights as women to lead independent lives with dignity
    Nov 27, 2020 20:37 IST
    The solution is not to ban interfaith marriage, as this ordinance effectively does, but to make it easier for citizens to exercise their autonomy, regardless of parental approval...read more
  • Mr Singh was careful, citing sensitivities, not to elaborate on the ground situation at LAC, except saying both the Chinese and Indian armies were mobilised
    Nov 27, 2020 20:51 IST
    Rajnath Singh was tough and responsible in articulating the government’s approach ...read more