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In a new South Asia, Delhi cannot stick to its old ways

December 26, 2023 14:03 IST

Unlike during the British Raj, India is no longer the regional hegemon. It cannot bully or cajole its smaller neighbours and the sooner it recognises this, the better


Reading Joe Sacco’s ‘Palestine’ in 2023: What happens to the war when you look away?

December 26, 2023 10:04 IST

The systems are not failing those killed, they are built to kill. And now, once again, a lot of us know. In the background, the bulldozer is charging ahead anyway


How India fast-tracked progress — what Brazil can learn as G20 president

December 26, 2023 10:05 IST

As Brazil assumes the presidency, we hope leaders lay the groundwork for digital innovation that will lead to a healthier, more prosperous world. If the G20 maintains the momentum in 2024 that India kicked off


Despite growth, why Indian workers need to worryPremium Story

December 26, 2023 10:15 IST

It should be a matter of concern that this seemingly healthy economic momentum has, so far, not translated into a commensurate increase in more productive employment opportunities for the millions entering the labour force every year.

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Express View: Amrita Pritam & Imroz

December 26, 2023 07:15 IST

Theirs was an unusual story, full of affection, generosity and poetry

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Express View on RBI and interest rates: A dissenting note

December 26, 2023 07:10 IST

MPC member suggests need for a rate cut. Monetary policy must be guided by objective of maintaining price stability

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Express View on Punjab’s drug crackdown: A promise to keep

December 26, 2023 07:03 IST

Punjab government's crackdown on drug menace is a step in the right direction. A lot more needs to be done

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December 26, Forty Years Ago: UP, Bihar by-electionsPremium Story

December 26, 2023 06:44 IST

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Banarasi Das (Janata) won the Bulandshahr seat defeating his nearest Congress (I) rival Imtiaz Mohamed Khan by a margin of 14,000 votes.


We want a Digital India. Just not the one we are living in

December 26, 2023 10:07 IST

Citizens are never informed about the leak of their personally identifiable information or educated about any recourse. They are left to their own devices until the next breach happens.


What Tavleen Singh doesn’t understand about caste and reservation

December 26, 2023 08:53 IST

Caste-based reservation is a process through which centuries of oppression and subjugation are being sought to be righted at the bare minimum level. Till the day that goal is achieved, it is needed

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Drone strike in Arabian sea: A new challenge for the Navy

December 25, 2023 19:01 IST

Even if the time is ripe for India to act on the attack by Houthis, the question is: How? Anti-drone warfare is complex and few navies have the means to effectively combat air-and-sea-borne drones.


Why terrorist activity has shifted from Kashmir to Poonch-RajouriPremium Story

December 26, 2023 13:11 IST

Kashmir’s strong and layered counter-infiltration (CI) and counter-terrorism (CT) grid makes planning proxy operations difficult. On the other hand, dilution of troop deployment and a chequered history of local support may have led to activity and presence of terrorists shifting there


India is poised to become ‘viksit Bharat’Premium Story

December 25, 2023 22:50 IST

If it stays the course, keeping an eye on growth with contained inflation, focusing more on investments and innovations than doles, this vision can materialise by 2047


Good Governance Day: Last-mile delivery, leaving no one behind is key to growth

December 25, 2023 10:16 IST

There are many examples of good governance in Bharat’s long history. We must draw inspiration and ensure that systems are dedicated to creating a society that cares


Renaming of cities is not about rewriting history —it’s about killing memory

December 25, 2023 10:16 IST

Those who resist it do so as an act of staking equal claim to public spaces, asserting themselves as citizens who cannot be erased from public life


Newly elected WFI body has been suspended. But that’s not enoughPremium Story

December 25, 2023 10:22 IST

Public trust regarding the safety of women in sports has already been eroded. To build it back, there needs to be more deeper and more sweeping transformation across sports

Donald Trump’s legal disqualification does not address the political challenge he poses

Trump’s disqualification will not stem the right-wing wave

December 25, 2023 08:08 IST

The most recent polls show that he is neck-and-neck with Joe Biden. How does the centre hold when the extremes become mainstream?

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December 25, 1983, Forty Years Ago: Cong gets nine seats

December 25, 2023 06:48 IST

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on December 25, 1983.

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On Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary: Let’s remember his commitment to unity and ideology

December 24, 2023 21:21 IST

For several of PM Modi’s policies, the path was paved by Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Reducing Parliament to an echo chamberPremium Story

December 24, 2023 21:39 IST

Suspension of nearly 150 MPs is a new low. It has meant important bills were passed without legislative scrutiny


View from Pakistan: End of India’s ‘fabled reputation’ as the only South Asian democracy

December 25, 2023 07:57 IST

Mass suspension of Opposition MPs in India, ban on media coverage of Imran Khan case and rise in number of women voters — a weekly wrap-up of the issues being discussed and debated in India’s neighbourhood.

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From Mahua Moitra expulsion, a lesson about the political importance of the vernacular

December 25, 2023 08:28 IST

By embracing vernacular idioms and references, she sought to tap into the cultural reservoir that binds communities together, making her political message more relatable and resonant


Express View | Heal and hold to account: In government’s ‘Naya Kashmir,’ no one should get away with murder

December 25, 2023 08:08 IST

Allegations of custodial murder and torture of Jammu and Kashmir civilians must be probed, those responsible must face the full force of law. Failure to do so plays into the hands of the terrorist

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P Chidambaram writes: How are the four ‘castes’ doing?

December 24, 2023 08:30 IST

Every year, farmers produce a record-breaking quantity of wheat and rice evidenced by the burgeoning stocks of wheat and rice in the central pool

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Why Christmas is for everyone

December 24, 2023 09:59 IST

Christmas season is a magical week that binds humanity together. It’s like the whole world has collectively agreed to take a break and, in this all-too-brief period, celebrate as joyfully as possible.