India  /  Published 06.03.20

Dissent can’t axe aid: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that organisations that dissent from the government’s policies retain the right to receive foreign funding as long as they do not have any political agenda or missi...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.02.20

'Dissent is every citizens’ right'

Dissent is not anti-national, it is the “biggest” and “most important right” guaranteed by the Constitution, a Supreme Court judge said on Monday. “Just because you hold a contrarian view, i...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.20

Fightback for dissent space

By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.20

Ward quota upsets Malda TMC leaders

Dissent has been brewing in the Malda district Trinamul Congress since draft lists of reservation of seats in two civic bodies have been published. The BJP has started fanning the dissent within Trina...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

World  /  Published 30.11.19

Saudi Arabia step up ‘dissent crackdown’

Saudi Arabia’s long-running drive to muzzle dissent has escalated again in recent weeks with the arrests of several journalists, writers and academics who had not vocally criticised the government i...
By Vivian Yee/New York Times News Service in Beirut


Opinion  /  Published 01.03.20

Timely warning from SC judges

The Supreme Court is emblematic of the fount of wisdom. Its guidance, especially at a time of unprecedented transformation, has been, on most occasions, satisfactory. It is heartening to note that the...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.20

Fate of plural, democratic India

The scale and intensity of India’s civilian protests against the new citizenship law and the proposed national register of citizens prove that something fundamental is at stake — the future of a p...
By Ambar Kumar Ghosh and Udayan Das in

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.19

Modi regime's biggest casualty: civil society

Today, the sense of inevitability and the inexorableness of the Narendra Modi regime are obvious. It is strange to observe people recognizing a touch of Modi in them and confessing, almost quietly, th...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Books  /  Published 27.06.19

A culture of debate: Essays on Indian history

Taking the cue from Homi K. Bhabha’s concern about “the fate of the arts and humanities the world over” in the face of the rush towards technological immediacy and professional instrumentality, ...
By Ranabir Chakravarti in

India  /  Published 25.06.19

EC refuses to share dissent notes on Narendra Modi

The Election Commission has refused to disclose the dissent notes one of its commissioners had given over clean chits that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had got for some of his speeches that were exami...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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