Opinion  /  Published 20.02.20

Democracy and the taste of fear

Right-wing authoritarian populism is a global feature. But what is distinct to India and a few other places is the element of fear. Fear can be a potent political tool as it not only divides and under...
By Ajay Gudavarthy

India  /  Published 08.10.18

Fear packs migrants on train home from Gujarat

Fear has driven out Rajesh Kumar, 33, and his wife Rinju Devi, 28, from their life of security in distant Mehsana in Gujarat and plunged them and their child into a cesspool of uncertainty.The couple,...
By Amit Bhelari in Patna

Culture  /  Published 26.03.20

A play that mirrors present day fear psychosis

Fear is an irrational thing, it must yield to reason.”This is what the Logician, a character in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, a play scripted in 1959, had reasoned.On this day — World Theatre Day...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.18

Fear of reprisal after firecracker complaint

Chanda Chatterjee has her husband, a cancer patient, to look after. The last thing she needs in her life is hostility towards her family in a neighbourhood that has been their home for five decades.Th...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 26.03.19

Bad call not to testify: Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta, the India-born former managing director of McKinsey, believes that not testifying at his high-profile insider-trading trial was a “bad call” and regrets not taking the stand in his de...
By PTI in New York



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