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Singular achievement

The 161st birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru, twice president of the Indian National Congress &mda...

Weaponising memory

In the late 19th century, the French historian, Joseph Ernest Renan, came up with a new concept of the nation....
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Restrictive labels

I first came across a second-hand copy of Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man (1981) in a small pa...

B&B For us: Before & Beneath

This cannot be a dream. I am pinching myself and feeling nothing. In dreams a pinch feels like a pinch and tha...

The Depp End

If you concede that hashtags are the social media equivalent of arrows, then there are plenty of arrows flying...

Modi wilts under Congress pressure

Man of steel?    It is rare for the Narendra Modi Government to crumble under pressure. Two asto...

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Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Letters to the editor: The Tokyo man’s ability to shape-shift into a dog

A dog’s life   Sir — In folklore, cynanthropy refers to the ability to shape-shift into a dog. Myth and reality recently blurred in Japan when a man spent 12 lakh rupees on a hyper-...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Modi wilts under Congress pressure

Man of steel?    It is rare for the Narendra Modi Government to crumble under pressure. Two astonishing rollbacks — the bill to dilute the Land Acquisition Act and farm laws &mdash...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Burning bright: The practice of book-burning

The image of Margaret Atwood with a flamethrower in her hands in a short video cannot but evoke scenes of book-burning from the two film adaptations of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451,...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Singular achievement

The 161st birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru, twice president of the Indian National Congress — 1919 and 1928 — fell on May 6, 2022. Motilal Nehru was a great parliamentarian, ...
By Praveen Davar

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

B&B For us: Before & Beneath

This cannot be a dream. I am pinching myself and feeling nothing. In dreams a pinch feels like a pinch and that is how some dreams end, something pinches you awake. I feel nothing and I am pinching my...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

The Depp End

What happened between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp --- notwithstanding their stardom --- is their business. Yes, domestic violence and how to fight it, and how not to suffer it is the larger issue. But...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

Letters to the editor: The enduring charm of Mitti Attar

Bottled bliss   Sir — As soon as the dark clouds gather and the first drops of rain start falling on the ground, one is engulfed in a familiar, sweet scent — petrichor. In Kannauj i...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

A play on Gandhi & killer

Dramatic retelling     Among Indians who have come to London for their summer holidays, the hottest ticket in town is The Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre, questioning why...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

Brush of freedom: Culture of art censorship

Art for art’s sake — the idea that art needs no justification and need not serve a political, didactic or economic purpose — is a principle that must be re-examined. There is the lon...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

Weaponising memory

In the late 19th century, the French historian, Joseph Ernest Renan, came up with a new concept of the nation. At the time, the European understanding of the nation was anchored in racial and linguist...
By Asim Ali


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