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Communalism
Opinion  /  Published 18.10.20

Poison ivy: India's communal ethic

The communal ethic, just like cancer, can be made to proliferate with ease. It spares none of the organs that constitute the body politic of a republic. New India seems to be a chilling example of suc...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.20

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

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Love in the time of hate: The amorous jihad

Long before the term, ‘love jihad’, found traction in the popular imagination, Calcuttans had woken up to a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. In September 2007, a young, enterprisi...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

What we the People did to you the People

We are here. Now. At this time. At this moment. A million years years later, how would they know what happened here? What happened now? What happened to us? What was done to us? What happened to other...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Odisha  /  Published 13.10.18

Kandhamal needs to be exorcised of communal past

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By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.18

Championing vegetarianism is discriminatory

The ‘trickle-down effect’, it seems, seldom works for the good things. Yet it operates most efficiently when the urge is to divide and hurt. A primary school in Wazirabad village in Delhi has been...
By The Editorial Board in

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

Culture  /  Published 19.01.19

The truth in veils

Educator Deepak Ramola was on a 90-day tour of Europe in 2016. He was documenting what he calls the “life lessons” of refugees. “That was the height of the refugee crisis in Syria. A lot of peop...
By Manasi Shah in

India  /  Published 22.11.18

Batting? Hindu. Bowling? Hindu

Pitch ready? CheckBat and ball? CheckTeams? CheckAadhaar? CheckReligion? Err…The scene would have unfolded in Kerala had a “club” gone ahead with a cricket tournament on November 25.The Under-18...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Photos  /  Published 29.02.20

India in pictures

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