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What lies ahead

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus harboured by bats crossed over to humans. The trigger for every viral pandemic in t...

Real over reel

The commotion that accompanied the release of the film, The Kashmir Files, is a signifier that the past never ...
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Knowledge seekers

My old teacher Arun Kumar Das Gupta turned ninety last month. I went to see him on the occasion. There were se...

Twisted plot

In a recent television interview, the actor, Akshay Kumar, commented on the contents of history textbooks in I...

Deep imprint

Although I grew up in North India, the newspaper that came into our home was headquartered in a great city the...

Basic lesson: CJI's recent remarks on Constitution

At a time when unity is endangered, an understanding of the Constitution becomes more relevant than ever. Alth...

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Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Real over reel

The commotion that accompanied the release of the film, The Kashmir Files, is a signifier that the past never leaves the present. While being fully sympathetic to the tragic migration from the Valley,...
By Luv Puri

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

What lies ahead

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus harboured by bats crossed over to humans. The trigger for every viral pandemic in this century, including HIV, the influenza pandemic of 1918, and now Covid-19, has been a &...
By Partha P. Majumder

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Is time travel possible?

Turn back time Sir — Time travel makes regular appearances in popular culture. But time travel violates the second law of thermodynamics, which states that entropy or randomness must always inc...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Difficult path: Recent ban on plastic

The ban on single-use plastic, which was notified in August 2021 by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change, has now come into force. Plastic cutlery items, sweet boxes, invitati...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Basic lesson: CJI's recent remarks on Constitution

At a time when unity is endangered, an understanding of the Constitution becomes more relevant than ever. Although this is not what the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, said recently in San Franci...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.22

Tracing the origin of music

Ancient music Sir — Rock paintings are considered to be the most ancient form of visual art. Recent archaeoacoustic research focuses on bringing to life sounds made by people living in the past...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.22

Child artists: victims of child labour

Child artists, it can be argued, are often the unacknowledged victims of child labour. India may have been proactive in its efforts to curtail the exploitation of children but these attempts have been...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.22

Hard Knock: Apex Court rebukes Nupur Sharma

Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party love to project themselves as the primary custodians of the nation’s interests. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s stinging rebuke of Nupur Sha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.22

Leading light

The celebrations of Raja Rammohan Roy’s 250th  birth anniversary have highlighted his social and religious reforms. But his focus on English education could be more pertinent, giv...
By Rita Bhimani

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.22

Knowledge seekers

My old teacher Arun Kumar Das Gupta turned ninety last month. I went to see him on the occasion. There were several celebrated teachers of English at Calcutta’s Presidency College in the 1960s. ...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri


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