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World  /  Published 16.09.20

Axe on cops for sharing Hitler picture

Twenty-nine police officers have been suspended in Germany for sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and doctored depictions of refugees in gas chambers on their mobile phones, officials in the state of No...
By Reuters in Duesseldorf

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.20

Uncanny parallels: Italy 1920, and India 2020

I read a lot of biographies, these often set in other countries than my own. A book I have just finished is Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism, by the Canadian scholar, Fabio Fernando Rizi....
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.20

Limitless power

The term, ‘cult of personality’, is thought to have been first used with regard to the Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin. Stalin died in 1953, after more than two decades in power; three years...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.20

The lingering echoes of fascism

Although Jolly Mohan Kaul wrote that “the ugly face of fascism had horrified almost all shades of political opinion in India,” I can’t imagine a conversation here such as I overheard...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 11.08.19

Will world appease as they did Hitler: Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday compared the BJP’s policies to dictator Adolf Hitler’s “Nazi Aryan Supremacy.” He warned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s actions would go be...
By Reuters, PTI in Islamabad

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.19

Narendra Modi takes his role too seriously

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By Valson Thampu in

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Intolerance has taken hold of our minds

Heinrich Heine, one of the all-time great German writers, has a frighteningly memorable sentence: “Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen (That ...
By G.N. Devy in

Heritage  /  Published 22.01.19

Lipstick guns to button bugs: A peek into Soviet secrets

But this museum, Urbaityte said, is apolitical.“It’s historical and about technological progress; you cannot erase facts from history,” she said in an interview, sitting next to her father, Juli...
By Sopan Deb/NYTNS in New York

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.20

On pogroms

At about 9:45 on the morning of Monday, November 7, 1938, 17-year-old Herschel Feibel Grynszpan, a stateless, unemployed Jewish refugee, living in Paris with his uncle under the perpetual fear of arre...
By Samantak Das in

India  /  Published 16.10.19

The ‘Goebbels’ effect: ABVP forces withdrawal of Calicut varsity magazine

Supporters of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS, have forced Calicut University in Kerala to withdraw the annual students’ magazine over “objectionable” ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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