Makarand R Paranjape
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The writer is director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. The views are personal.

POLITICS

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It is now time to celebrate J&K and Ladakh’s integration

A major benefit of integration is that Indian laws are now applicable throughout J&K and Ladakh.

POLITICS

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Why Pilot’s moves may cause turbulence

Will Sachin Pilot split the Congress, forming a new political outfit that will attract other “young Turks”? Or will he actually join the BJP as Scindia did?

POLITICS

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How RSS predicted China’s true colours

On an examination of the documents, most impartial observers will come to the inevitable conclusion that the RSS was right about China and the Congress was wrong.

VARIETY

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When dreams die young

What drives an otherwise normal and healthy person to take his or her own life? It is an extreme form of self-harm, which cannot be explained by ordinary standards of logic or reason.

POLITICS

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Modi 2.0: The story so far

In the fast-changing post-Covid-19 global order, the world is facing an unprecedented leadership crisis. India is relatively better, with Modi's ratings still high both domestically and internationally.

VARIETY

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How migrants are the real Covid heroes

Even government supporters must acknowledge that enough could not be done to address the tribulations of our migrant workers.

VARIETY

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How India can become global knowledge hub again

In the past, our country has been a knowledge giver to the world for millennia, a beacon of light and hope.

VARIETY

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Palghar lynching: Covid can't be communalised

This does not mean that we should stop ourselves from naming perpetrators of crimes or super spreaders.

VARIETY

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Covid 19: India at the crossroads

Even if the lockdown is to be extended, a window, planned, phased, and supervised, may be accorded for the resumption of some economic activities.

POLITICS

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When Shivraj Singh Chouhan came back on the big stage

Chouhan, more popularly known as “Mamaji” for the various schemes he introduced to benefit the women of Madhya Pradesh, resumed the CM’s gaddi after a hiatus of a little over 15 months.