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Dissent
Style  /  Published 23.09.20

The RBG chokers

She wore her favourite jabot to Barack Obama’s first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress: a white lace collar from South Africa. The rest of her fashion was elegant, if conservative...
By Anasuya Basu in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.09.20

Dissent to find voice again on Wednesday

The arrest of Umar Khalid. The NIA summons to scientist Partha Sarathi Ray. Pushing a farm bill “inimical” to farmers’ interests. The coronavirus had put the brakes on the massive p...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.20

Ask again: Modi govt has no time for dissent

Fears of sickness, strangely enough, may incite stirrings of health. When many in India are disturbed by what appears to be an erosion of democratic principles and institutions, a debate about free sp...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.20

Speaking up: Dissent in India

Holding or expressing opinion at variance with those commonly or officially held is the meaning of the word, dissent, in an accessible dictionary. But in India, dissent has many meanings and many unex...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.20

Learning to unthink in pursuing knowledge

The uproar over fast-tracking a Covid-19 vaccine exposes a deepening malaise in India’s knowledge order. Less momentous examples have become endemic to our scholarship and research. We are growi...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 08.07.20

Freedom of speech cry by ex-officers

Nearly a hundred former civil servants — all of who have retired from top positions in the bureaucracy — have picked up cudgels for the citizens’ right to freedom of speech and disse...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.02.20

A valorous battle for dissent

Dissent is at the bottom of all debate, but when the debate itself is over dissent you can expect it to turn into diatribe.As it did several times on Saturday evening during the Calcutta Club The Tele...
By Sankarshan Thakur in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Things to ponder as India turns another year older

A septuagenarian citizen can, at times, be inclined towards contemplation. This holds true for nation states as well. Independent India is another year older; the nation is now 72 years old. There is ...
By The Editorial Board in

Cricket  /  Published 11.07.19

Jason Roy is fined for dissent

Jason Roy has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level I of the ICC Code of Conduct during the World Cup second semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday, said an ICC media release.The En...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.19

Stifling dissent is a step towards a police State

Holders of high office, unfortunately, can have the prickliest of skins. Even the mildest of rebukes elicit a nasty sting from these minders of august institutions. But the need to develop a thick ski...
By The Editorial Board in


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