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

Entertainment  /  Published 02.03.20

‘Porichoy’: Anupam Roy's song of protest

Boba tunnel, Phaka frame, Tarar moto, Bawshonto eshe gechhe — Anupam Roy woos — and wows — with his love songs. But now, the spring of dissent is here! The lyrics of Anupam’s new song, Poricho...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.20

Lessons from afar

India is currently making waves across the world for all the wrong reasons. The State’s response to the protests against the controversial Citizen (Amendment) Act has the potential to challenge the ...
By Chandru Chawla in


Opinion  /  Published 20.11.19

A pliant Rajya Sabha is bad for Indian democracy

The prime minister works and speaks in mysterious ways. Such an enigmatic disposition, unfortunately, can end up sending mixed signals to his audience. Speaking on the occasion of a special discussion...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 26.06.19

Trinamul's Mahua Moitra makes dissent heard

First-time Trinamul Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday humbly accepted the resounding mandate of the Narendra Modi government but pointed out that “the very nature of the overwhelmingness of this m...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.02.20

Democracy and the taste of fear

Right-wing authoritarian populism is a global feature. But what is distinct to India and a few other places is the element of fear. Fear can be a potent political tool as it not only divides and under...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 10.05.20

'Judges must stand up to meddling'

Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired as Supreme Court judge last week and is known for the observation that dissent is not anti-national, has said that irrespective of ideological moorings, political par...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.20

On duty: Judiciary must protect free press

A dangerous virus is reason enough to be afraid. It is a different matter, however, when fear is institutionalized, creating invisible limits for everyday speech and action. In India, this happened lo...
By The Editorial Board in


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