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  • Voters are sending a message that it is time to go beyond the basic welfare kitty or the business-as-usual identity battles now. Whether this marks a temporary shift or a deeper rupture in the relationship between political and economic performance will have to be seen.
    Oct 31, 2020 22:03 IST
    Parties and voters had an uneasy arrangement where job creation was not the key basis of political choices. Is Bihar changing that? ...read more
  • Secularism or
    Oct 31, 2020 22:27 IST
    The challenge for France is not easy. The idea that education, hard work and following French laws and customs led to upward mobility has been challenged in recent years and Covid-19 has only highlighted it...read more
    Rakesh Sood
    Rakesh Sood
  • Ultimately, it’s not the immorality of this promise that distresses me. It’s the distastefulness of it
    Oct 31, 2020 22:27 IST
    A promise of a free vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic raging for ten months, plays upon people’s fears. Not for their country, state or community but of their own lives...read more
  • While Sharma deserves criticism, past chairpersons of this organisation have been unimpressive, to say the least.
    Oct 31, 2020 21:53 IST
    The NCW should be an organisation which can step up to the plate and fulfil its mandate, but that does not seem likely given its current composition...read more
  • Oct 30, 2020 20:54 IST
    We spend far too much time on tasks that are urgent but not important. Flip that around and ask yourself, what do I want to go big on?...read more
    Charles Assisi
    Charles Assisi
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.
    Oct 30, 2020 20:10 IST
    MMA seems set to take over as the hand-to-hand combat sport of the world, just as pugilism once overtook wrestling. ...read more
    Rudraneil Sengupta
    Rudraneil Sengupta
  • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at an election rally, West Champaran, Bihar, October 29
    Oct 30, 2020 19:33 IST
    Irrespective of the outcome in the assembly elections, the rage against the Bihar chief minister is palpable — and he only has himself to blame...read more