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An incipient recovery could yet get squashed by the disruption of covid-19, which is currently the big scare across the world. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
An incipient recovery could yet get squashed by the disruption of covid-19, which is currently the big scare across the world. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Opinion | No relief from a flat economy

To be sure, some economic indicators have lately pointed to a pick-up in economic activity

People watch the screen outside BSE building, as the Sensex goes down, in Mumbai.  (PTI)
People watch the screen outside BSE building, as the Sensex goes down, in Mumbai. (PTI)

Opinion | Markets: Spooked beyond relief

Economic growth across the world is now expected to splutter and slump as travel plans are thrown apart, cross-border supply chains suffer snap-offs and commercial activity is held back on safety concerns

A file photo of Aamir Aziz (Source: Twitter)
A file photo of Aamir Aziz (Source: Twitter)

Opinion | Waters, Aziz and poetic justice

  • Pink Floyd's Waters sang the English version of a Hindi song 'Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega' by a Jamia student
  • The occasion, in London, was a rally for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) S N Shrivastava and Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Crime) Satish Golcha inspect Johar area of the riot-affected north east Delhi (PTI)
Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) S N Shrivastava and Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Crime) Satish Golcha inspect Johar area of the riot-affected north east Delhi (PTI)

Why governance of Delhi Police needs a relook

The capital’s police cannot be permitted to become a threat to the security of its citizens

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Photo: Mint
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Photo: Jayachandran/Mint

Opinion | Stories she was telling: Nasa’s Katherine Johnson

  • The ‘hidden figure’, who died this week, played a critical role in plenty of Nasa’s space missions by doing intricate calculations, essentially by hand
  • It was Katherine Johnson’s calculations that helped in linking Apollo 11’s lunar module with its command module so the astronauts could come home.

Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

Opinion | A five-step guide to master the art of lifelong learning

While we run just to stay in place, we are in fact slowly moving backwards; we are becoming obsolete even as we do our best to keep up. This is a depressing race, headed for oblivion

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have asked for legal vetting of a limited trade deal. (MINT_PRINT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have asked for legal vetting of a limited trade deal. (MINT_PRINT)

Opinion | Delhi riots hit America

  • Centre has sought to brush off criticism by saying that US was misled over what transpired in the capital
  • What happened in New Delhi during Trump’s visit could yet come to haunt the country

Part of the problem in Scotland arose from the UK’s “tampon tax”, a 5% levy on menstruation products. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Part of the problem in Scotland arose from the UK’s “tampon tax”, a 5% levy on menstruation products. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Opinion | Scotland ends period poverty

  • The law mandates that free tampons and sanitary pads be made available in all public spaces
  • In 2018, Scotland became the first country in the world to make such products free for all students.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi (Reuters)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi (Reuters)

No trade deal with Trump still a win for India

Questioning the utility and outcome of the visit by the Opposition is misplaced

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have asked for legal vetting of a limited trade deal. (MINT_PRINT)
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Photo: Mint

Opinion | India’s telecom story is not as unique as made out to be

Though seen as an outlier, the sector’s rapid growth and recent fall were part of a global pattern

Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

An animal farm tale that’s about compassion instead of dystopia

Education has an intimate role in shaping a world where we all see how entwined our fates are

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Photo: Deepak Gupta/HT
Photo: Deepak Gupta/HT

Opinion | The strategic use of social ties to contain the spread of a disease

The very connections that spread an illness can be used to make people behave in ways that will help reduce contagion levels

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