Opinion  /  Published 14.03.19

Religion is anti-rational and repressive

It took Europe several centuries of bloodbaths to realize that religion is a cause of destruction and disunity and a hindrance to progress and welfare. The birth of the secular vision happened in this...
By Swami Agnivesh in

India  /  Published 29.01.19

Nayantara Sahgal calls for ‘Hindustaniyat’

Writer Nayantara Sahgal pitched for “Hindustaniyat” at a programme in Mumbai on Tuesday where leading Marathi writers, playwrights, poets and activists apologised to her for her name being dropped...
By Arnab Ganguly in Mumbai

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


West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.18

Lesson for India, advice to schools

Historian Ramachandra Guha told an assembly of school heads on Wednesday that educational institutions must take the lead in spreading the message of plurality and diversity, citing the happenings in ...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 05.06.20

Diversity message of ICC

The International Cricket Council on Friday said “cricket is nothing without diversity” as racism remained a topic of global debate following the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapo...
By PTI in Dubai

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 14.11.18

Some languages are more equal than others

The language barrier seems to have been breached: at present, about 52 per cent of the urban youth in India are reported to be bilingual, with 18 per cent being able to speak three languages. On the 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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