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Time to Smile: Growth Gains Momentum

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A NEW FRENZY OF HOPE GRIPS RAISINA HILL AS GROWTH GAINS MOMENTUM

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Disabilities Bill: Enabling India

Differently-abled, special, impaired. In the progressive narrative of disability, there is no room for these patronising and delicate adjectives, which are now seen as guilt-ridden circumlocutions by…

Madrassas: Out of Date

“That is the one thing I don’t like about this place.” As Salman points at a broken pane, several heads turn in the direction of the first of four large windows that open onto the bumper-to-bumper…

Time to Smile: Growth Gains Momentum

Seated in his home at 8 Teen Murti Marg in Lutyens’ Delhi after a hard day at work where he says every day holds a surprise, Power Minister Piyush Goyal talks animatedly about a 22 June meeting with…

Wrongs of the Right

They are believed to be the institutions of the mind, though controlled by the Government. They are built to bring the cultural and historical wealth of the nation to the people, though ideology…

Rahul Yadav: Exit Wounds

India likes strong and outspoken personalities, but in general only if they don’t stray too far from the mean—because then it becomes disorienting and even threatening. And so, usually, everyone fits…

The Demise of the World’s Oldest Man

Sakari Momoi, who made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014 for being the oldest man alive, passed away at 112. He is said to have attributed his longevity to a healthy diet and a good…

Vyapam Scam: Stop the Show Trial

Finally, here is a sensible verdict: India’s Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe of the admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh—Vyapam as it is called, by the short name of the state-run…

Kalyan Singh

A favourite hobby of Indian politicians in recent times has been to rename cities in an attempt to correct ‘colonial wrongs’. Kalyan Singh has gone one-up on that trend even though technically, as a…

Reddit: Site of Revolt

Reddit is a unique place on the internet. A website with complete user-generated content—which can range from discussions on philosophy to a question and answer session with Barack Obama to even a…

The Slaughterhouse Satyagrahi

On the night of 3 March, a small group of senior citizens residing on the second floor of Sarvodaya Hospital in an eastern suburb of Mumbai received a phone call. It was an officer from a local…