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Why Gross National Happiness matters more

Dasho Karma Ura, president, The Centre for Bhutan and GNH Studies, says that Bhutan’s GNH framework discerns and encourages both technologies—for living standards and for happiness.

 Happy young monks in Thimphu

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Ties built on Truss | Guest column

New British PM Liz Truss is no stranger to India. As trade secretary, she headed the talks on tariff concessions. It’s a robust partnership

Ties built on Truss | Guest column
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Weaponised religion | By Yashwant Sinha

The Indian Constitution, which had stood the test of time until now, is being destroyed by the very people who have sworn to uphold and protect it

Weaponised religion | By Yashwant Sinha
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The toxin of hate | By Shashi Tharoor

Injected into our body politic for narrow electoral gain, the communal poison has envenomed society and turned India into something that it never was

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A nation-first narrative | By Ram Madhav

Communalism will hurt India's prospects, but the exaggerated portrayal of it by the Opposition will hurt us more. Right now, we need the political discourse to single-mindedly focus on the economy

A nation-first narrative | By Ram Madhav
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The Ukraine crisis: Why India should worry

India’s position on the Ukraine crisis has to be one that best serves its interests. Talk about being pushed by the US and Europe to not “sit on the fence” is self-generating pressure

The Ukraine crisis: Why India should worry

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Modesty and modernity: Zafarul-Islam Khan

In pre-Islamic Arabia, the veil was used to differentiate “free women” from slaves. In the Quranic context, the hijab encourages modesty—physical and spiritual

Modesty and modernity: Zafarul-Islam Khan

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Politics of influence: Hasina Khan

Banning the burqa for gender empowerment is an excuse. We are moving towards a Hindu rashtra where democracy is restricted only to elections

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Hijabs of the mind: Purushottam Agrawal

When regressive practices, specially those affecting women, reappear around us through voluntary adoption by women, progressive society must question it

Hijabs of the mind: Purushottam Agrawal

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The right to be visible: Mejinderpal Kaur

Freedom of religion or belief is a private right in a public place. You cannot expect a person to hold a belief or to practise his/ her religion on a part-time basis

The right to be visible: Mejinderpal Kaur
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