#ExpressOpinion | The Supreme Court has, in a significant recent judgment, Saurav Yadav versus State of Uttar Pradesh, once again artfully negotiated the thicket of issues arising out of reservation, writes @pbmehta

@pbmehta #ExpressOpinion | Where does extremism spring from? If you take liberal “uncertainty” and “doubt” as your norm, then one can say extremism springs from certitude, writes Khaled Ahmed.

@pbmehta #ExpressOpinion | Some authors are explicit, others indulge in nudge-nudge, wink-wink — these four years were also the first four years of the changing political order in India — the beginning of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, writes @surjitbhalla

@pbmehta #ExpressOpinion | To say that Goa will become a single party dominant state would be premature given its history of defections, writes Rahul Tripathi.

@pbmehta #ExpressOpinion | The appreciation for art’s contribution in providing society with a semblance of normalcy during these isolated times must be cultivated into respect and value for an artist’s labour, write Padmapriya Janakiraman and Maansi Verma


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