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Educating India

We must ensure our demographic dividend does not turn into a disaster At a time when India is predicted to become the youngest nation over the next decade, with a higher demographic dividend expected than China’s, the Annual Status of

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Friend in deed

India and Israel established full diplomatic relations only 25 years ago but their ties are stronger than most The reciprocal visit to India by Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu after Narendra Modi’s historic trip as the first Indian Prime Minister to visit

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The Chief Speaks

General Bipin Rawat says it like it is on Kashmir, will politicians pay heed? Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat has been known throughout his glorious military career to have always led from the front. He continues to do

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Nuanced hard line

So, jaw-jaw is better than war-war provided the talks are on terror The nuance introduced by the Ministry of External Affairs vis-a-vis the Indian Government’s stand on talks with Pakistan via its statement on Thursday is subtle, but vital. “Though terror

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Shutting shop

Closure of commercial establishments across Delhi has taken place for various violations It is a sad reflection of reality that shop closures and sealings in high-profile markets get outsize attention in the media. But sealing of commercial establishments conducted by Delhi’s

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A tale of two speeches

For those wondering why Narendra Modi beats Rahul Gandhi each time … We understand perfectly well that surface changes are vital in the age of social media traction, Facebook intellectualism and soundbite soliloquys for all political leaders. But, as the German

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Being human

Why decriminalising Section 377 of the IPC will not open the floodgates of immorality Whether we like it or not, our disdain for television talking heads while perfectly valid aesthetically does not take away from the fact that the often

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Shooting the messenger

UIDAI is barking up the wrong tree to find out how the system can be foiled Systems are vulnerable, this is one fact of life that we must always keep in the back of our minds. No matter how well

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Growth pangs

India’s GDP forecast of 6.S per cent is an impressive number but sadly not enough The most remarkable achievement in terms of economic progress of the past quarter-century has been China. The People’s Republic of China cast of years of

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White House meltdown

Trump-Bannon row is making the world’s most powerful building look like a dysfunctional place An American author and columnist Michael Wolff was given unprecedented access to the first weeks of the Donald Trump White House and his new book, Fire

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