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Authoritarianism
Opinion  /  Published 28.05.20

Iron hands: India powering authoritarianism

Leading the world is a desirable goal. But being the leader of the global pack may not always be an accomplishment. Consider the following — disheartening — fact. India, a report filed by an indep...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.19

The reign of unreason

There have been many protests against the citizenship (amendment) bill (now Act), and there will be many more. This piece of legislation strikes at the heart of the Constitution, seeking to make India...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.19

India’s official statistics now suspect

The Narendra Modi-led government has done it again. The Centre has scrapped the all-India survey on household consumption expenditure conducted by the then National Sample Survey Office. A few months ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.19

Social media can make and break a movement

Pay attention to Hong Kong. The three months of protests here speak volumes about the state of democracy today — how the human quest for freedom can’t be snuffed out, even by the most powerful aut...
By Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

The comfort of discipline: an experiment

Fifty-two years ago, as protests against the Vietnam war were snowballing, the counter-culture gaining traction, young people rebelling against the roles assigned to them in matters to do with gender,...
By Samantak Das in


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