West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.19

Lessons in tolerance at schools

Accept differences and be tolerant, schools are telling students as the country’s current atmosphere of religious animosity creeps into classrooms.Some schools are talking to students about diversit...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 28.12.19

News that made us hopeful

A Mighty Chief...
By in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Inclusive school makes students more humane

Without mainstream, no inclusion. That is the guiding principle of Akshar, Calcutta’s only inclusive school, and that is the secret behind its success as an educational institution, and of its annua...
By Soumitra Das in

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.19

Our self-made traps of whataboutery

Chatting with a friend, I was suddenly shaken. My friend said something positive. Referring to the first of the two most recent open letters to the prime minister, she mentioned one of the best-known ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

So much unity — thanks, Aadhaar!

Diversity can give even the strongest of leaders a severe migraine. That could be the reason why a nation born of — and sworn to preserving and protecting — dizzyingly diverse people, languages, f...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 04.08.19

Upper-caste Hindus dominate media: study

By The Telegraph in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 05.04.20

Two more hues of balsam blossom in Arunachal

Researchers from Malabar Botanical Garden in Kerala, who have discovered two new species of balsams near waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh, said it shows close similarities with Chinese and Myanmar spec...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.19

Love, in ten thousand words

When you meet with an accident, you rush to the nearest hospital. If a deadly epidemic hits a city, there is a beeline seeking the most effective remedy. What can be done when language meets with an a...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

Important precedent on natural resource use

In a landmark judgment delivered in December 2018 in the Divya Pharmacy versus Union of India case, the Uttarakhand High Court held that all Indian companies which are extracting biological resources ...
By Ritwick Dutta in


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