2019 (caa)
North East  /  Published 24.01.21

Modi silent on CAA in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday used a function to distribute land pattas (documents) in poll-bound Assam to target previous governments and highlight the “unprecedented” speedy d...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 22.01.21

Appeal to fight for a better world

Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction brings together nine of Arundhati Roy’s essays from 2018 to 2020 — a timespan that starts with democratically-elected governments across the world tak...
By Samantak Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.21

Plan for rail talks on refugee land

The Mamata Banerjee government will hold discussions with the railways in a bid to convince the central utility that giving free-hold land rights to the residents in refugee colonies set up on its lan...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.21

Winter vigils against bigotry in India

Both movements filled a political vacuum created by the massive electoral success of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the consequent disarray in and demoralization of Opposition parties. The absolute ma...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.01.21

Unity cry marks Park Circus vigil

The rally was attended by over 100 people — men, women and members of the LGBTQ community. Though not huge in terms of size, the marchers were upbeat and vocal. “The Park Circus movement...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


India  /  Published 01.01.21

Joy of making a difference

Celebrated photojournalist Raghu Rai spent a better part of last week covering the farmers’ blockade at the Dakha Singhu and Tikri Kalan borders between Delhi and Haryana. Despite the enhanced&...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

The boot’s on the secular face

Insightful commentators on our politics have tried to make sense of the unyielding vishwas that people repose in the country’s leadership despite economic devastation, a humiliating mi...
By Mathew John in

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.20

Farmers’ protests unlikely to dent BJP’s appeal

In the summer of 1974, amidst a deepening economic downturn, an increasingly authoritarian Central government faced off against striking railway workers. The 20-day railway strike, led by George Ferna...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

Yellow fever: promise of 'Sonar Bangla'

Civilization has been under the spell of the yellow metal since time immemorial. The myth of the city of gold — El Dorado — refuses to fade away. Politicians — members of the Bharati...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

History at the gates: BJP’s economic libertarianism

The remaking of a nation is typically a process that unfolds at a glacial pace over time. A few bellwether events however stand out, both as catalysts of change as well as signs for posterity on how t...
By Arghya Sengupta in


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