Opinion  /  Published 04.06.22

Indisputable link

L ast month, a teacher of political science in Uttar Pradesh’s Sharda University posed this examination question to his students: ‘Do you find any similarities between Fascism/ Nazism and ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.22

Futile consultation

The fact that a political party, whose members had once included Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, sought to employ the services of a political consultant sans ideology to revive its fortunes demon...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.22

Enlightened vision: Schooling for humanity

“The Child” (1930) is the only long poem Rabindranath Tagore wrote originally in English. The first draft composed, as legend has it, over the course of a single night, “The Child&rd...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.22

Two visions: The road ahead for India

Every year, January 30 brings back memories of a history that has shaped the destinies of billions. In India, one is normally not aware that it was on January 30, 1933 that Adolf Hitler was formally a...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.21

Gingerly Yours: War of words

What I cannot tell some people, I take out on telemarketers. They mostly call to offer personal loans. I play with them for a while like gau rakshaks play with cattle sellers, or cat with mi...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


Opinion  /  Published 09.08.21

Shadows lengthen: A European fascism?

How safe are Europe’s democracies from the majoritarianism that nudged Myanmar into violent ethnic cleansing and China into the systematic dissolution of the Muslim Uighur? Europe is an interest...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

In search of actually existing fascism

When politically mobilized majorities (or politicians acting in their name) single out minorities for oppression, writers reach for historically loaded comparisons. Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán,...
By Mukul Kesavan

Calcutta  /  Published 03.05.21

... Fascism is to be smashed

An old saying goes like this — fascism is not to be debated, it is to be smashed. Our protest, our song, stems from this premise. Whenever a regime interferes in people’s personal liberti...
By Samantak Sinha

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.21

Kafeel: don't fall for fascist ploys

By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.21

Hill song takes on fascism

Some of the most prominent faces from Bengali cinema, theatre and music like Rudraprasad Sengupta, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Parambrata Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Anupam Roy a...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta


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