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Colonialism
Style  /  Published 01.07.20

A question of colour

First Unilever announced that it will remove the word “fair” from its Fair & Lovely products. Now L’Oréal says it will also remove words such as “whitening” fr...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 15.04.20

Worry over Hong Kong civil liberties growing

When Britain returned Hong Kong to China in 1997 after more than a century of colonial rule, it was a moment of immense pride for Beijing, and immense trepidation for a territory that had long enjoyed...
By Austin Ramzy/ New York Times News Service in Hong Kong

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

A grammar horror story for Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th and I want to talk about a spine-chilling experience. A chain of circumstances led me to spending a night in the company of a Bengali grammar book, with no one around but a lo...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

How remorse could be made more meaningful

Sorry, indeed, is the hardest word. What adds to its weight, history and politics would confirm, are the contradictory pulls that inform the testy relationship between morality and diplomatic stratage...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Migration in a post-democratic world

The prehistoric Homo sapiens spread out from their source to all continents, braving unimaginable odds, and created the possibility of humans becoming avant-garde in the process of the evolution of Li...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.19

An odyssey of colonization

Children no longer depend on that old woman on the moon to grant their wishes. Modern science has emboldened humans — adults and children — to, figuratively speaking, ask for the moon. In fact, i...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Why anti-colonial nationalism matters today

The concept of nationalism that informed India’s anti-colonial struggle was a unique and unprecedented idea. There were at least three ways in which it was the very opposite of the concept of nation...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.19

China's large-scale rewriting of history

On March 26, the Press Trust of India reported that the People’s Republic of China has destroyed some 30,000 old maps. Printed in China, the allegedly “incorrect” maps had depicted Taiwan as a s...
By Prabhakar Singh in


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