Editorials

At Sabarimala, walking the extra mile

With all women allowed into the temple, the infrastructure has to be carefully revamped The path-breaking verdict of the Supreme Court striking down the exclusion of women in the 10-50 age group from the Sabarimala temple in Kerala might have put to rest the long-raging question of gender discrimination. But …

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Enjoying exporter status, with no liability

The buying house transfers import risks to the manufacturer The Punjab National Bank (PNB) grabbed headlines with a Rs. 13,000-crore loss on account of its high-profile client, Nirav Modi. Subsequently, lacunae were identified in the procedures of its foreign exchange transactions. An examination of the modus operandi revealed the ease …

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The voice that is great within us

The crises in Indian democracy and in global politics send one immediately to consult Gandhi Truth, Satya, was the central axis of the Gandhian system of thought and practice. For Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, everything turned on Truth — satyagraha, swaraj, ahimsa, ashram, brahmacharya, yajna, charkha, khadi, and finally, moksha itself. …

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The algebra of dissent

To heed the conscience of the court, and hence the nation, we must honour dissenting judgments Over the past few days in the Supreme Court we have seen some remarkable dissents: Justices Indu Malhotra in Sabarimala , D.Y. Chandrachud in the Activists case and Aadhaar , S. Abdul Nazeer in …

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Where Mahatma is idolised, literally

Gandhiji’s statue is installed in a shrine in Mangaluru and puja is offered thrice daily What do the legendary Tulu Nadu folk heroes — Koti and Chennayya — have to do with Mahatma Gandhi? Little, one might say. But the tallest figure of the Indian freedom struggle has a special …

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Lord Willingdon to be Governor.

H.M. the King has been pleased to approve the appointment of Captain George Ambrose Lloyd, C.I.E., D.S.O., to be Governor of Bombay in succession to Baron Willingdon of Ratton G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., who will vacate the office in the autumn. The King has been pleased to approve the appointment of Baron …

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The Indian Science Congress.

On Wednesday evening [September 25] a meeting of the General Local Committee of the Indian Science Congress (which is to meet in Bombay from the 13th to the 18th January, 1919) was held in the lecture theatre of the Gerard Freeman-Thomas War Hospital [in Bombay]. Sir Dorabji J. Tata, Chairman …

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Manto for yet another generation

A selection of his works, and translations Saadat Hasan Manto speaks for himself even today, more than 60 years after his death. The simplicity of his plots, the ordinariness of his characters, and the way he strips every sentence of ornament or artifice makes explanations of his stories redundant. It …

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Tricky call ahead

The RBI faces a tough call on setting policy rates given the inflation and liquidity concerns The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is set to meet for three days, October 3-5, to decide its policy stance. With the U.S. Federal Reserve now firmly set on its policy …

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Cup of surprises

India won the Asia Cup as expected —but it was Afghanistan that won hearts The victory was no surprise but it took a nerve-racking final against Bangladesh in Dubai for Rohit Sharma’s men to win the Asia Cup and and fulfil their pre-tournament billing. Yet, as the final revealed in …

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