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Opinion  /  Published 28.11.20

2020: A year against women

One slot on the ‘BBC 100 Women 2020’ list has been left blank. This is not because there are not enough women in the world who have made a positive difference in one way or another. On the...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.20

Freedom fighter

The discussion around the new US president’s policy towards human rights concerns in India has been marked by two extreme poles. One is the woozily idealistic idea of an activist Biden administr...
By Asim Ali in

India  /  Published 21.11.20

Day after stick, burst of CAA detainee graffiti

By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 19.11.20

Assamese artists detained over graffiti

Four artists were booked on Thursday by the police over drawing graffiti of jailed activist Akhil Gogoi, and were later forced to whitewash the wall. The graffiti, which depicted Gogoi being stopped ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.20

A muscular triumph in Myanmar

Beyond a point, nationalism does not have any use for any standard scale of universal moral rectitude. For those convinced that humanism informs all moral judgment of humans, the ways of nationalism c...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.20

A citizen objects: Politics sans ethics is empty

My father was a brilliant metallurgist who worked for the Tatas. We lived in Jamshedpur and would go for long walks. He loved the forests around the city. I remember one evening as we walked, the Tata...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.20

Better safe than sorry

Sir — While the Supreme Court accepted the right to peacefully protest against a legislation, it also made it absolutely clear that protests in public places for an indefinite period of time are...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.20

Let go: The law against sedition

Indian politicians love to hang on to laws from the colonial era — the law against sedition is an example. Inscribed as Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, sedition is the incitement through ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.20

Secure law: The National Security Act

The value of a law depends on its application. The National Security Act, 1980 permits preventive detention — up to a maximum of 12 months — “in certain cases and for matters connect...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.20

The root of the poison

India has witnessed growing violence against Muslims under the current regime, including mob-lynchings and the recent attempt of exclusion through the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Much of this is bein...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in


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