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Opinion  /  Published 15.02.19

What suffragists can teach today's leaders

Nineteenth-century American suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who was a trailblazer in the movement for women’s rights, said: “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputatio...
By Vinati Dev

Opinion  /  Published 07.02.19

Linguistic diversity is India's advantage

Less is not always more — especially when it comes to languages and the role they play in the development of children’s attention capacity. This was evident in the findings of a study at Canada’...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.19

Hong Kong's paradox and Bei Dao's poetry

Bei Dao turned seventy on the second of this month. Did the Chinese-American poet in Hong Kong and his friends celebrate the event? Could he — or they — have done so? Would this poet of quiet refl...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

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

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

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World  /  Published 21.02.20

New snail species named after Greta Thunberg

A group of 'citizen scientists' have discovered a new species of land snail, and have named it Craspedotropis gretathunbergae in honour of the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg for her efforts to raise ...
By Our bureau and agencies in London

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

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

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