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Opinion  /  Published 29.01.19

The joy of texts: Tales of a book club

A couple of years ago a few of us started a book club, which meets twice every month. Unlike many (most?) book clubs, we decided not to have everyone read the same book and then discuss it (shades of ...
By Samantak Das

India  /  Published 16.07.19

Tamil trouble for Modi government again

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday cancelled the postal department recruitment examination held on Sunday after its ally in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK, broke ranks for the day to join hands with arch...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

Who are India's public intellectuals?

The last refuge of unselfconscious, upper-class male privilege is that contemporary parlour game, the listing of public intellectuals. This is peculiarly true of postcolonial countries like India wher...
By Mukul Kesavan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.19

English class for nurses

Nursing students at Calcutta National Medical College are spending an hour twice a week learning how to communicate in English. The hospital authorities have decided to train the students to acquaint ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 21.05.19

Assam school stresses English fluency

Shishu Shiksha Samiti, Assam, which runs 551 private low-cost schools in the Brahmaputra Valley of the state, will give special emphasis on making their students fluent in English. The Samiti, since s...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati


Opinion  /  Published 16.11.18

Sanskritising films: A to-do list for Yogi Adityanath

One place that will soothe Yogi Adityanath’s eyes, tired of spotting Muslim names everywhere, is the list of the earliest Hindi films. The first years look like edicts of Hindutva now, though they c...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.19

Eighth sin: Succumbing to the exclamation mark

There is now an eighth cardinal sin. The price for this most grievous of transgressions has to be paid much before a person can suffer the furies of hell. Studies show that from a marriage to a job, e...
By The Editorial Board


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