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Columnists | The Asian Age

India no more a beacon for democracy in South Asia?

Kashmir, too, remains under control by dint of the harshest crackdown ever seen in the held Valley.

17 Feb 2020 1:40 AM

South Block must shift to civility in discourse

The fundamental issue is the methodology a government adopts to deal with domestic or international criticism.

17 Feb 2020 1:35 AM

Telangana needs a new women’s commission

More than half of the female population in the state actively participates in the electoral process.

16 Feb 2020 2:34 AM

Jungle drama and the Indian ‘animal farm’

Money talks in politics more “convincingly” than probably any other language.

16 Feb 2020 2:29 AM

Seismic changes haunt BJP after Delhi shock

To be sure the city of Delhi — a cossetted child of emperors starting with the Great Mughals — is spoilt silly.

15 Feb 2020 3:07 AM

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Lear’s lessons for our times: Should armies be retired?

Zia Mohyeddin’s latest production King Lear was performed in Lahore by the National Academy of Performing Arts, after an earlier run in Karachi.

15 Feb 2020 3:03 AM

A year after Pulwama, it’s time for outreach in J&K

In the case of the Balakot strike, it assiduously launched a disinformation campaign that there was no impact of the airstrike.

14 Feb 2020 2:23 AM

Why, for the Democrats, Bernie clearly is the best bet

The evaluation of Sanders still rings true 20 years later, unlike the author of those words, who has dived headlong into that cesspool.

13 Feb 2020 5:42 AM

Interrogating democracy: Make do with what you have

Authoritarian regimes and illiberal democracies that cloak their rule in democratic garb are excluded from the analysis.

12 Feb 2020 2:36 AM

In AAP’s triumph, a new kind of politics emerges

In many ways, Mr Kejriwal and Mr Modi are both modern politicians of the 21st century.

12 Feb 2020 2:32 AM

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Rajapaksas must try to heal civil war’s wounds

The Tibet Autonomous Region’s more than 40 ethnic minorities account for 95 per cent of its population.

11 Feb 2020 1:45 AM

Exotic spreads at MP’s bash; Derek, too, is ‘entertaining’

There were no flashy invitation cards either, only a note on his official letterhead asking people to attend the reception.

10 Feb 2020 1:15 AM

Can crisis-hit India get back to inclusive track?

The pandemic is unlikely to abate till temperatures rise with onset of summer.

10 Feb 2020 1:13 AM

How apps undermine the security of women

The question of safety, however, goes beyond securing public spaces or the use of technology to achieve this mandate.

09 Feb 2020 4:25 AM

Being fortune’s favoured child

When they stare at my chest in public, it is their way of gently reminding me that I have forgotten to wear a scarf.

09 Feb 2020 4:16 AM

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Is okaying Maryam exit freedom or surrender?

One quote from a more vocal minister from the same story would suffice.

08 Feb 2020 3:05 AM

Saffron rainbow rises as queers police their own

First, there was the singling out of protesters who exercised the democratic right to protest against CAA-NPR-NRC as part of Bombay Pride.

08 Feb 2020 3:02 AM

Virus or travel curbs, the borders are closing fast

The new restrictions, which apply to an additional six countries, will be added to the already existing ones.

07 Feb 2020 1:47 AM

Iran’s links in India: Is there a need to worry?

It’s a relevant observation and Shia dynamics in India would need to be analysed for correct deductions.

07 Feb 2020 1:45 AM

Trump’s peace ‘deal of century’: But the outrage seems missing

The irrepressible Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy has a somewhat different take on the matter.

06 Feb 2020 1:56 AM

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