Books  /  Published 10.09.21

Proteus in the study

Many of the essays in this volume, including the ones adapted from talks given at Emory University, the inaugural Eudora Welty lecture delivered in 2016, and some of the material composed for PEN, rei...
By Supriya Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 13.08.21

For a womanifesto

Ellmann’s unselfconsciously candid, even aggressive, left-leaning, feminist — slightly dated? — politics, although centred on American exceptionalism, would, hopefully, rap the flesh...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

North East  /  Published 23.06.21

‘Assam No.1’ essay contest

Peasant group KMSS on Thursday announced a prize money essay competition on how to turn Assam into the country’s number one state — a move aimed at knowing much more than just the views of...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Searching for idyll

It is not possible, within the short space of this review, to talk about all the essays. However, the eclectic nature of the editor’s project is evident from the varied choice of subject matter,...
By Sumit Chakrabarti

Books  /  Published 30.04.21

Uncommon voices

The continuity of dissent, therefore, presupposes the continuity of some of these practices and institutions over a long period of time. As evinced by the recent trends of political mobilization, reli...
By Iman Mitra


India  /  Published 11.08.20

CBSE: PM slogan for school essay

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Central Board of Secondary Education wants students to delve into the concept and suggest a road map. The national board...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 28.01.19

When China and India were surprisingly similar

What China and India Once Were: The Pasts That May Shape the Global Future, Edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman, Penguin Viking, Rs 799...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.01.20

Essay and painting contests on Bapu

A total of 106 students from 16 city schools participated in an essay writing and a painting competition on Mahatma Gandhi that ran simultaneously at Audrey House here on Wednesday.The state branch of...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Books  /  Published 20.11.18

To be anarchic, that's happiness: Arundhati Roy

On Shah Rukh KhanThe other star of In Which Annie Gives It Those One Ones also happened to be in Calcutta that day — Shah Rukh Khan, who was here for the inauguration of the Kolkata International Fi...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 04.10.18

Essays on similarity: A revaluation of difference

Which concepts might help us, take us forward, take us further, or away? “The modern world is one of simulacra. Man did not survive God, nor did the identity of the subject survive that of substance...
By Aniket Jaaware


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