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Enduring images

Five images have remained with me from the five years I spent in West Bengal — 2004 to 2009. ‘Inde...

Regional pride could be a strategy against the BJP

Over the last few years, a lot of media commentary has diagnosed the main political battle raging across India...
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India and Pakistan’s trade agenda

In so adversarial a relationship, there is no sphere of activity left untouched by the impact of India-Pakista...

But are masks not a bad thing?

That’s what they would say in olden times. Be who you are, don’t wear a mask. Masked folks are tri...

We are who we vote for

While most of the world continues to grapple with yesterday’s problem — Covid-19 — New Zeala...

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Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

But are masks not a bad thing?

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By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

Body of crime

Slavery is alive and kicking; some of its forms are so banal that they ask to be taken for granted. That invests with irony the title of a recent report, My Body is My Own, published by the Unite...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

Late reaction

Sir — Bollywood plays a crucial role in India’s patriarchal attitude towards women. Its portrayal of women goes a long way in propagating age-old customs that need to be done away with. In...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

When Gadkari speaks his mind on Covid surge

Truckloads of liquor bottles are being smuggled into dry Bihar daily; some of them are getting caught. The mafia involved is hiding the contraband in oil tankers, trucks loaded with cattle fodder, bri...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

Enduring images

Five images have remained with me from the five years I spent in West Bengal — 2004 to 2009. ‘Indelible’ is a hackneyed word, a cliché. And one must not use stale words to des...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

We are who we vote for

That is not to say that Ardern has no critics, needs no advice. As it has been continuously reported, the country’s vaccination programme is like the moa bird that could be found there once ‑ ...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.21

Cradle Tales

Nothing succeeds like success. The saying may be banal, but its manifestations are exciting. The coolest thing on the block nowadays is birthplace spotting, since aggressive viruses can hardly be call...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.21

Fight on: Mamata's silent protest against EC ban

Sir — It was quite heartening to see the West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, sit in silent protest by herself against the 24-hour campaigning ban imposed on her by the Election Commissi...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.21

Fast friends: Amartya Sen & Mahbub ul Haq

Even I can understand a simply written new book on economics which explains why gross domestic product is no longer the best way to measure how well a country is doing since it does not take into acco...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.21

Regional pride could be a strategy against the BJP

Over the last few years, a lot of media commentary has diagnosed the main political battle raging across India to be one between a secular and a Hindu majoritarian idea of India. In reality, that cont...
By Asim Ali in


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