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Weekend Ruminations: The meaning of 'partly free'
How far the govt will go towards establishing its control depends on the effectiveness of domestic institutional resistance and on how much it wants to risk international censure.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 06 Mar 2021
eSS Sunday Edit: Humanities and the Public Good
Constitutions and founding principles, including our own, were drafted by those who studied Humanities and its cognate fields, which helped them see far into the future. The plan and vision remains, a...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 03 Jan 2021
eSS Sunday Edit: The New Cultures of Learning : Pedagogy Online
With online education, multimodal literacy is poised for a boom. To ensure that the enhancement made possible by this form of literacy reaches more demographics, a radical rethinking of pedagogics see...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 28 Dec 2020
eSS Sunday Edit: Waiting for a Vaccine! Fault lines in Medical Science and Governance Exposed
People’s ability to respond to this crisis is coloured by class, caste, gender and religion and the government’s failure to respond adequately to the needs of its citizens, exposing the ugly underside...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Ravi Duggal | On 25 Oct 2020
Weekend Rumniations: Don't bet just yet on Bangladesh as South Asia's economic champion
Bangladesh might overtake India this year by per capita income in nominal dollars, but it is not yet close to becoming South Asia's economic powerhouse anytime soon.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 17 Oct 2020
eSS Sunday Edit: The Poetics and Politics of Mourning
In the age of publicized mourning and the appropriation of death for grand and often seedy spectacles, the interest in ways of dying has found repeated sparking points. Yet we see how some deaths find...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 27 Sep 2020
eSS Sunday Edit: Languages of COVID’s Cultural Imaginary
Paintings depicting the great plagues in Europe have remained cultural texts for centuries, documenting not just people’s suffering but also social attitudes, official responses and theological-eschat...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 29 Aug 2020
Business Standard Weekend Ruminations: The market as weapon: What China has long exploited India has rarely used
Opening up India's market to neighbouring countries can be as strategic as access denial to others. The game should be played both ways, even if it upsets domestic business lobbies.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 14 Aug 2020
The Sunday Edit: Sports in/and Schools: Let’s play safe!
Money-spinning school sports tournaments and games are about to be revived, albeit with COVID restrictions, even as sports grounds in schools are deteriorating and disappearing. The National Educatio...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Padma Prakash | On 02 Aug 2020
Weekend Rumniations: NEP's thrust on mother tongue, the fate of English, and a migrant question
It may never be the language spoken in most homes and remain much smaller than mother tongues, but English will continue to have its place as one of two official languages in India.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 01 Aug 2020
It is not enough to have a strong govt; you need a strong country
While the govt has done many things right, it has also made mistakes that have weakened India. It should acknowledge challenges, reverse economic slide, and build national cohesion.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 25 Jul 2020
The Sunday Edit: Communicating science in pandemic times
The pandemic has inevitably prompted a spike in the coverage of science, in the form of medical research and health sciences. Will this lead to better attention to science in the media? Will it promp...
Category: eSS The Sunday Edit
by Padma Prakash | On 28 Jun 2020
Business Standard Weekend Ruminations: The seductiveness of borders
India has existed as a cultural entity from pre-historic times, but most people are not conversant with how and when the nation-state took shape.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 27 Jun 2020
Weekend Ruminations: Advice for shoot-from-the-hip nationalists: Take aim before firing
It's all good to be tactical - keep China out of strategic markets; hit back in the same coin if it looks to keep India's key sectors out - but don't shoot yourself in the foot.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 20 Jun 2020
Beyond Alliteration
Anyone can string together alliterative words, but are they a substitute for serious thought and coherent action? Real economics involves choices, or every day would be Christmas.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 13 Jun 2020
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