Monday, July 23, 2018

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Listen to the Collegium

Centre needs to reconsider block on Justice Joseph

In the wink of an eye

Rahul needs to shun theatre and drum up support

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Another door opens

SC order on Sabarimala upholds women’s right to pray

The no-confidence motion

Going beyond the numbers game

Editorials, last 7 days...
Why only farmers get tonsured?

Why only farmers get tonsured?

by Devinder Sharma

Credit policy tilted in favour of corporates, whose huge loans are written off as bad

Self-sufficiency before theatre commands

Self-sufficiency before theatre commands

by Air Marshal Narayan Menon (retd)

That theatre command is the way forward is a given. But we need to tread cautiously till our military-industrial complex becomes more self-sufficient and our dependence on foreign weapon imports is reduced.

Remembering the Kargil heroes

Remembering the Kargil heroes

by Brig Khushal Thakur (retd)

18 Grenadiers played a major role in the battles of Tololing and Tiger Hill in Dras. These battles were the turning points during the Kargil war. As July 26 — Op Vijay Diwas — approaches , it is time to pay homage to the martyrs.

Mandela’s legacy open to scrutiny

Mandela’s legacy open to scrutiny

by MK Bhadrakumar

The bitter reality is that the social position of working class is worse than it was under apartheid

Free software gets a $5-billion fine

Free software gets a $5-billion fine

by Roopinder Singh

India has the most users for Google, Microsoft products and social media platforms. Our regulators have the clout to ensure better service to Indians, but they have not been as aggressive as EU in ensuring consumer protection.

Marketing netas and dubious funding

Marketing netas and dubious funding

by Vikas Singh

Political parties spent a whopping $5 bn (highest in the world) on political marketing in the 2014 elections. But they avoid talking about it because of the dubious source of funding. Yet, this field is poised to grow.

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FIFA was Russia’s coming out party

by Prabhjot Singh

Moscow splurged over $11 bn to make the FIFA World Cup an event to make the ‘planet’ change its outlook about Russia. It worked, leading the FIFA chief to say, ”the whole world fell in love with Russia.’’

Why industry opts to skip Punjab

by Nirmal Sandhu

The state remains an uneasy place for doing business. The government seems to have little idea of what kind of industry the state needs. Any or every type of industry won’t do. Political and bureaucratic controls must also go.

Comment, last 7 days...
Something about a dosa & Partition

Something about a dosa & Partition

by Raaja Bhasin

NONE of us was very bright at economics, but that did not stop the class from doing a ‘mass bunk’. From an open window we watched in amusement as Prof Baldev Kumar took the roll call of an empty room.

Neeraj: Laidback style, superhit lyrics

Neeraj: Laidback style, superhit lyrics

by Vandana Singh

GOPAL Das Neeraj never accepted that he was a lyricist who wrote for films.

Thought for the day

Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time. — EW Howe

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This day, that year

Lahore, Tuesday, July 23, 1918

An Alarming Symptom

A Question for Consideration