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An uplifting award for Adnan Sami

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Livemint Among the 118 achievers awarded a Padma Shri this year, Adnan Sami’s award seems to have stoked a controversy. He is, above all, a singer. He was once Pakistani, but is now an Indian citizen. Qualification enough, one would think. But Congress spokesp... More »

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Do not let online trolls menace our public life

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Livemint Every seventh tweet directed at a woman politician in the country is either “problematic” or “abusive”, a study by Amnesty International India (AII) has found. The human rights advocacy group’s report, titled Troll Patrol India: Exposing Online Abuse ... More »

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Opinion | Goldman’s diversity push

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Livemint Companies that want to enlist their shares for public trading had better watch the composition of their boards. The US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs has declared that from July, it would not help businesses in the US and Europe make a debut on b... More »

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The Greta budget

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Livemint Does Greta Thunberg need an eco education? In ecology, most certainly not, but in economics? It’s what US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin advised the 17-year old green activist on Friday, suggesting that she is clueless how the world works. This was... More »

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Killing ‘em softly with daal

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Livemint US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is on the campaign trail for the White House, has generated a buzz among Indians in America. Asked on a TV show to name her favourite Indian food, the Democrat swiftly said, “Oh… It’s like big tapioca. Do you know this... More »

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Frame rules to govern how devices identify us

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Livemint Detectives have been using facial recognition to solve crimes for almost as long as the camera has been in existence. It is but a logical extension of the modern crime solver’s toolkit to use artificial intelligence (AI) on the most identifiable physi... More »

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The SC on India’s biggest dispute

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Livemint The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday refused to stay the implementation of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and gave the Centre four weeks to reply to 144-odd petitions, some of which challenge the constitutionality of the law passed ... More »

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Democracy is not just about numbers

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Livemint It would not take an all-India opinion poll to assert that Indians take democracy for granted. For all its infirmities, this form of governance is the best known bet for human advancement. Going by an all-adult consensus could mean no decision ever ge... More »

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Opinion | The Bezos hacking puzzle

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Livemint Could ownership of The Washington Post be proving too costly for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos? Allegations have surfaced that his phone was hacked in 2018, done by a bug suspected to have been planted by a video clip he got via WhatsApp from the personal... More »

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Opinion | Trump vs Thunberg

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Livemint If Davos awaited a face off between US President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg, they got one. On Tuesday, the World Economic Forum’s ski resort huddle had Trump in full form. He assailed environment “alarmists”, scoffing at them as ... More »