Best of BS Opinion: PM's Muslim outreach, Covid-19 crisis, and more

Illustration: Binay Sinha
The nation is in danger of losing its soul. The world has contributed to this.  sums up

 
T N Ninan says: As the country enters the third decade of the century, one thing is clear: Its institutions and instincts, resources and reserves will face tough stress tests

 
Narendra Modi chose the last full week in 2020 to launch some important outreach to two sets of angry constituents: Muslims and the farmers. Shekhar Gupta explains the whys and the wherefores

 
Aditi Phadnis describes why Nepal’s communists could not stay united.

 
Economist Abhijit Banerjee tells Anjuli Bhargava he wants the world to have the right conversations before marching on in its battle against extreme poverty

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I have to find a way to get back to a singular creative impulse for my new film the way I had for Irishman. Cut away all the award ceremonies, all that stuff, and get back to being in a room alone with a project and wondering if I can do something again

Actor-director Martin Scorcese



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