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Lend An Ear To Dissenting Voices

RAJDEEP SARDESAI In normal times, Delhi’s Shaheen Baug area would be in danger of falling off the city map, a dingy, congested locality with open drains and dangerously dangling power cable lines. But these are not normal times in the overcrowded areas that surround Jamia Nagar, the epicentre of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the national capital. This is …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Starting 2020 On A Dismal Note Even as we are preparing to start the New Year 2020 with grandiose plans, it is distressing to see the entire country in a state of widespread turmoil and uprising against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) with reported cases of violent protests, arson, lathi charges, injuries …

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Promoting Gender Diversity In Boardroom

women are in sufficient numbers, their voices tend to be drowned in the louder (even literally) assertions of the males around the table NAWSHIR MIRZA About 2001, when I still headed the audit practice of my firm, I recall an evening at an old Portuguese bungalow on the banks of the Mandovi river. As we sipped our pre-prandial wine, two …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Provide Better Public Services The year is ending in riots and mayhem all over the nation, with students in the forefront of protests and police beating them with lathis. There is a need to reform our judicial system so that justice is delivered swiftly and more efficiently. We also need a better infrastructure and services wherein people can safely use …

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Preserving Values Of Democracy

Our execution was weak but the purpose was clear. Today, execution is good; the purpose has disappeared. The national moral compass has gone haywire JAGDISH RATTANANI We are living through one of the darkest periods of independent India. The Emergency was bad. This is soul wrenching, not only because we feel it here and now, in flesh and blood, but …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Army Must Preserve Its Apolitical Identity This refers to the letter, “Army Chief Goes Beyond Code” (NT, Dec 28) by Robert Castellino. The Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s comments on the agitation by University students have rightly been seen by many military veterans and security experts as “overtly political statements”. Though such kind of remarks are common phenomena in Pakistan but …

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Funding With Gainful Investments

De-risking investment opportunities will be precisely where India will have to focus through deft policy changes as we traverse the coming decade Taponeel Mukherjee As we come to the end of a decade that witnessed unprecedented monetary policy expansion, an eye on the trends observed and those rapidly in play, helps examine critical points of action, especially, for India. The …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pains Of Estrangement WHEN a married couple divorce it is not as if they have not understood each other:  the divorce  indicates that the two have begun to understand each other, so goes a saying.  The dissolution of marriage is not at all easy.  The pain and discomfort accompanying two persons who may or may not have enjoyed cordial relations  …

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Walkover For UK’s Rightwing Politics

The principal “culprits” in her line of fire were Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Zac Goldsmith SAEED NAQVI THE evening began disastrously not only because Boris Johnson won by a landslide but because our host, Lord Meghnad Desai, could not cook us a meal, having hurt his right hand (it is in plaster); our collective viewing of the election results …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Do Not Politicise Christmas I am in total disagreement with the views expressed by some overzealous and misguided clergy who are politicising and distorting holy scripture by portraying Jesus Christ as a “refugee and migrant Messiah”. Nowhere in scripture do we find such menial references to the promised Messiah who, according to the Old Testament prophecies of  prophets Isaiah and …

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