01 November, 2020
Farm Laws

So Shall They Reap

Would the new farm legislation harm farmer interest, end the MSP-based procurement regime and benefit corporates? Or, would these give farmers freedom to trade across states, double their income, bring prosperity? The jury is out.


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05 October , 2020

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National

  • States/Madhya Pradesh

    Magic Of Numbers

    Bypolls in heartland state hold the key for Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Kamal Nath...

    October 05, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Bengal/Caste

    Reserved Class, Hidden Conflicts

    Bengal’s unseen but active caste divide springs up on social media

    October 05, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Heritage/Patna

    Sledgehammer In The Armoire Of...

    The Bihar government wants to take the axe to heritage buildings in the Patna Collectorate.

    October 05, 2020 | Giridhar Jha
  • Covid/Comorbidity

    A Leap Over The Wall

    Coronavirus joined forces with other maladies to push them to the brink. After battles fought over every inch, it slunk away, defeated. Nine...

    October 05, 2020 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Covid/Vaccine

    Billion-Dose Race

    It won’t be before mid-2021 that a limited dose of Covid vaccine reaches various countries. Here are the top contenders among 36 vaccines...

    October 05, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Covid/Vaccine

    The Report In Blood

    Serosurveys suggest high prevalence of Covid infection, but little indication that herd immunity is kicking in

    October 05, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran

International

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

October 05, 2020

The Spring Comes To Springfield

One more statue comes down—Stephen Douglas, another 19th century symbol of White supremacism, is felled from outside...

October 05, 2020

Poliglot

  • BJP Scores A CAA Six

    Out of 2,729 people, only 99 Bangladeshis were granted Indian citizenship in the last four years—and only six in 2020. That's what the BJP will tell Assam. Yes, elections are due soon.

    October 05, 2020 | Anupam Bordoloi
  • Wanted: Next In Line

    Virbhadra Singh, aka Raja Saheb, ruled in pristine glory as a six-time CM of Himachal. But he’s 86, and in his winter he contemplates a former empire in disarray.

    October 05, 2020 | Ashwani Sharma
  • Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

    October 05, 2020

Business

Hard Knocks On Cram Schools

Students are home, colleges are closed…India’s Rs 25,000-crore coaching industry struggles to survive the Covid pandemic

October 05, 2020 | Prakash Kumar

Carat & Stick

To buy, postpone, or sell? Doubt grips pandemic-hit Indian gold buyers in the midst of the festival and marriage season.

October 05, 2020 | Yagnesh Kansara, Himali Patel

The News

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

October 05, 2020

Status Quo Within Ties Congress Hands Outside

A new proverb for the GOP: the more things remain the same, the more they remain the same. The ‘reformers’—Ghulam Nabi, Sibal, Manish Tewari, Tharoor, Anand Sharma—take a backseat.

October 05, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Sports

IPL/Corruption

Lizard On A Golden Goose

BCCI installs anti-corruption rings, including two foreign ‘integrity service providers’, to keep the IPL free from taint

October 05, 2020| Soumitra Bose

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art And Culture

‘Doing Cargo Was A Step Into The Unknown That I Wanted To Take’

Actor Shweta Tripathi talks to Lachmi Deb Roy about Cargo, a science fiction blended with mythology, and also on the toxic environment created by media trials.

October 05, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Diary

Reflections Diary: Indus To Istanbul

A calligraphed memory from exactly sixty years ago, when Nehru went on his last trip to Pakistan—to sign the Indus Water Treaty.

by Geeta Doctor | October 05, 2020

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

October 05, 2020