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Oct 16, 2019
Nobel Prize honours work that benefits humankind; parochial focus on winners' national identity is contrary to its spiritAlfred Nobel, in his will, had written, “It is my express wish that when awarding the prizes, no consideration be given to nationality, but that the prize be awarded to the worthiest person”.
Oct 09, 2019
Civic laws are flagrantly flouted in India when it comes to religious celebrations of all hues; what explains this?Civic laws are no match for the thymotic urge — the urge for recognition — behind such celebrations, because it is the urge that powers Indian democracy and society.
Oct 02, 2019
Green politics, bolstered by the 'Greta effect', could hold out hope for a new and better global paradigmAs the effects of climate change and pollution make themselves felt more keenly, and the global reaction to these picks up steam, the idea of green politics will grow.
Sep 11, 2019
Poor engineering: Applied science courses teach technical skills, without imparting philosophy of scientific methodEducation in subjects such as engineering, medicine and management are rooted in utilitarian ideas. The ethos is one of solving problems, or generating profits, or both. Logic and reason are used as tools towards given ends, but the deeper questions about the values of those ends go unasked.
Sep 04, 2019
Assam and the NRC: Anti-foreigner paranoia has bred gross injustice in the face of unfounded prejudicesThe final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is out as scheduled, and all indications are that it has created a gargantuan mess. Over 19 lakh residents of the state have failed to make it to the list, meaning they will now have to fight cases in Foreigners’ Tribunals to prove that they are Indian citizens.
Aug 28, 2019
Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scopeThe world’s greatest forest is on fire. The Amazon rainforest is burning away at record rates, in thousands of forest fires spread over an area bigger than India.
Aug 14, 2019
India's 73rd Independence Day is here, but nothing approaching true freedom has been attained yetFreedom is a big word that often means little. A map and a flag do not really constitute freedom for the people living within any territory. Nor does having a vote. These are beautiful notions.
Aug 07, 2019
Kashmir crisis can be viewed through the lens of colliding nationalisms — India's, Pakistan's and the Valley's itselfThe disputed map of Kashmir came into being through a long process of empire-building by many different rulers over centuries.
Jul 31, 2019
In real-life Man vs Wild contest in India, scales are heavily tilted in favour of former, to environment's detrimentIn this real-life episode of Man vs Wild, it is a memorable victory for Man. It will doubtless show to the world India’s “stress on the importance of environment conservation and living in harmony with nature”.
Jul 24, 2019
Chandrayaan 2 represents best of scientific spirit in India, obscurantism of public figures the worstWhatever progress has been achieved in science, technology and society is in spite of the conservatives and obscurantists around the world, not because of them.