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Communalism
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

India  /  Published 10.12.18

Law exam query on ‘Ahmed killing cow’

A state government university here has retrospectively “deleted” a question in a law exam that asked the students to decide the case of a Muslim slaughtering a cow in the presence of Hindus.“We ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

Zomato's principled stand is rare and refreshing

Food provides much thought in the Indian context. That is because the relationship between food and faith remains fraught. Some are of the view that the tension has been aggravated with New India’s ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.19

Experiments in the politics of sadomasochism

The consequences of the government’s division of Jammu and Kashmir and the reduction of the bifurcated parts into union territories are uncertain, but the massive popularity of the move in India is ...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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