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07 Jul 2020, Edition - 1820, Tuesday

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The Weekend Fix: Why it is important to question authority and nine other Sunday reads

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Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more)

Weekend Reads

In the context of the one-day ban on NDTV India, Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes in The Indian Express on the dangers of allowing leaders to be beyond criticism.

Commenting inThe Hindu on the encounter of eight terror accused in Madhya Pradesh, former Research and Analysis Wing chief PK Hormis Tharakan bats for better laws and training for the police force.

In The Economic Times, Pratik Jain of Price Waterhouse Coopers expresses his disappointment at the Centre continuing to impose cess on products despite the Goods and Services Tax.

Andy Mukherjee in the Mint on why it is not enough blame cars alone for Delhi’s toxic pollution.

Jason Stanley in the New York Times says the media did not do enough to question the authoritarian streak of Donald Trump.

In the Guardian, Stephen Phillips writes on how the Brexit vote moved the British from the tyranny of the European Union to that of their own government.

Could Donald Trump win the popular vote but still lose the presidency? Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune writes on the absurd nature of the “electoral college” system.

The Roarmag interviews authors of “Revolution in Rojava” – a first-person account of the anarchist revolution led by women in Syria.

In the Al Jazeera, Naser Haghamed argues for the Muslim world to make a greater contribution towards climate change mitigation.

In this interview to the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka’s Left front leader Vikramabahu Karunanante supports the demand for recognising the northern and eastern parts of the country as Tamil nation.

Sruthisagar Yamunan

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are the author’s own

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