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1984
Opinion  /  Published 27.11.20

Crowd versus mob

This year, Durga Puja was under judicial scrutiny perhaps because the Calcutta High Court was mindful of the excellent treatise by Charles Mackay titled Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Ma...
By Prasenjit Chowdhury in

Opinion  /  Published 22.11.20

Fiction as fact: Five futuristic titles

By 2025, if not earlier, I expect five major titles dominating the world of books. Coming under the category of fiction, they will all be products of the pandemic and its biggest fallout — fear....
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

India  /  Published 20.12.18

Sajjan Kumar seeks time till Jan 31 to surrender

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Thursday approached Delhi High Court, asking for time until January 31 to surrender in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was recently sente...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.12.18

Anti-Sikh riots case: Sajjan has quit Congress, say sources

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has written to party president Rahul Gandhi submitting his resignation from the primary membership of the party, sources in the party said on Tuesday.On Monday, Delhi High...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.18

Sajjan Kumar surrenders in anti-Sikh riots case

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar surrendered before a Delhi court on Monday to serve the life sentence awarded to him by Delhi High Court in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.The high cou...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.11.18

Jail for 1984 riots

Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of 70 people and handed them five-year jail terms for rioting, burning houses and violating a curfew during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.Justice R.K. Ga...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.18

Death for anti-Sikh riot

A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man convicted of killing two Sikhs in south Delhi in the 1984 riots, in the first death penalty awarded for the pogrom that followed Indira Gandhi’s ass...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.19

When ‘Big Brother’ isn’t scary enough

Seven decades after the publication of George Orwell’s 1984, “Big Brother” remains the go-to metaphor for surveillance, big and small. “Fried onion meets 1984,” read the header of a Wired ar...
By Lora Kelley / New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 05.12.19

Gujral asked Rao to call army in ’84: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the 1984 Sikh massacre perhaps “could have been avoided” had then home minister P.V. Narasimha Rao paid heed to the advice of Inder Kumar Gujral to ca...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.18

1984 is not forgotten

Kamal Nath’s appointment as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh is widely seen as an instance of realpolitik. It isn’t that. There are moments in the life of a country that are sacred. Not becaus...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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