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B R Ambedkar
Opinion  /  Published 12.09.21

The importance of having been pluralist

The ascendancy of majoritarianism in several parts of the world calls into question the historical significance of India’s experiment with pluralism. This broad popularity of majoritarian partie...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 29.08.21

ICHR: Other poster to feature Nehru

Facing flak from opposition parties for excluding Jawaharlal Nehru from a poster celebrating the 75th year of independence, the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) said the controversy over t...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.21

Ambedkar tribute to 'glorify peace'

A school in the city observed the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, the father of the Constitution of India, because it felt it was important to “glorify peace, love and unity” in the mi...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.20

Paradox day: Samvidhan Divas

The Union government proclaims its devotion to the Constitution. In 2015, B.R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, it marked November 26 as Constitution Day to promote constitutional values amon...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 01.10.20

Tracing Gandhi through books

We end with a more personal yet scholarly book, The Good Boatman: A Portrait of Gandhi by acclaimed biographer Rajmohan Gandhi, who is also Gandhi’s grandson. By examining in detail the dominant...
By Richa Burman

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Opinion  /  Published 20.09.20

Cost of friendship

Sir — I was taken aback the other day to realize that neither my Android device nor WhatsApp has an emoticon for a bald person — the closest thing was a balding old man, even there the old...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.20

In a different epoch

The Supreme Court has been criticized for its failure to act as the guardian of the Constitution. Issues ranging from demonetization to Kashmir and the indiscriminate arrest and detention of intellect...
By Kaleeswaram Raj

India  /  Published 06.04.19

World cheering us: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed that the world was “cheering for India” and appeared to link it to the people’s decision to vote in a “stable government” in 2014.“America is...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 21.08.19

Ambedkar statues beheaded

Three statues of Babasaheb Ambedkar were clandestinely beheaded at three neighbouring villages in Azamgarh on Tuesday night, with some police officers linking the vandalism to recent efforts to trigge...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Books  /  Published 06.06.19

The RSS: Challenging the secular polity of India

The return of Narendra Modi, a former pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as prime minister for the second term, and the tremendous majority that the Bharatiya Janata Party has garnere...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman


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