Opinion  /  Published 29.12.18

A different roll call

The Year of Rechristening is coming to an end. Surely, none would disagree — is disagreement even conceivable in a world that loathes diverse opinions and people? — that 2018 would be best remembe...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 28.12.18

Poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong.The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, when the Hui — China's second-largest...
By AP in Jinan

Culture  /  Published 22.12.18

Some Djinn and tonic for Naseeruddin Shah

We are like that only Shah iterated in the video how he is worried for his children. The fact that they should have to inhabit a polarised context when they were brought up minus any mazhabi taleem (r...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 04.12.18

‘Secular’ cricket vs communal game

The Democratic Youth Federation of India, the CPM’s youth wing, conducted a “secular” cricket tournament on Sunday in a fitting reply to a plan to conduct a Hindu-only tournament in Kerala’s K...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 12.03.19

Ananth Hegde unleashes filth ‘on record’

When a video of Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde emerged on Monday calling Rahul Gandhi a foreigner and questioning his parentage, the Karnataka leader was not done yet.In another clip of the same sp...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore


Opinion  /  Published 03.07.19

The future of science fiction in India

The story, “The City of Silence”, by the Chinese author of science fiction, Ma Boyong, presents the vision of an Orwellian future, where all forms of communication are strictly controlled by a tot...
By Shruti Sonal in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.19

Bengal ‘communalism’ glare

Trinamul on Monday reached out to the Congress and the Left to bring a resolution in the Assembly on the “rise of communal forces” in the context of incidents of lynching and other kinds of violen...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.12.18

If a mob asks my children their religion…: Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah, part of the smouldering generation that marked the golden era of parallel cinema by portraying angst-ridden characters, has used his irrepressible voice to air anxiety that speaks vo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.19

A chance to give 'achchhe din' a new meaning

There may be some phases in a country’s history in which certain idiomatic sayings transcend their suggestive universe and become part of lived experience. One man’s meat, goes one such saying, is...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.19

Rabindranath Tagore, the traitor

Now that books have been recognized for the seditious and corrupting instruments they are, we can expose the greatest trafficker of these pernicious objects in modern India. His name is Rabindranath T...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri in


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