Opinion  /  Published 01.05.22

Letters to the Editor: New calculations

Retail therapy Sir — Elon Musk, the Tesla chief, seems to be on a shopping spree. Soon after buying Twitter, he has allegedly set his eyes on purchasing Coca-Cola, apparently with the intent of...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.22

Didi bats for federalism

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is trying to cobble up a united front against the BJP, said on Monday that she had spoken with her counterparts in Tamil Nadu and Telangana, and togethe...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.22

Five ways to kill federalism

Indian federalism has been in the news recently. The rejection of Republic Day floats designed by the governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and West Bengal was seen as a symbolic attack on those states, ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.21

Play the federalism card

The impressive electoral performance of the regional parties in the assembly elections held in the first half of 2021 has had major ramifications on national politics. Emboldened by the results, which...
By Omkar Poojari

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.20

An inhuman touch

In her essay, “Lying in Politics”, the philosopher, Hannah Arendt, observes that the world’s most powerful man, the president of the United States of America, is also the most liable to manipula...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri


Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose

India  /  Published 15.01.20

Chhattisgarh challenges NIA Act

The Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the National Investigating Agency Act 2008 as unconstitutional, becoming the second state to challenge a central law th...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.20

Under siege

Fearing a surge of Covid-19 infections once buses and local trains start running, Bengal voters are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. The exchange of letters between Jagdeep Dhankhar and...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Jaitley suggests that states top up on PM-Kisan

Union minister Arun Jaitley, now in the US for medical treatment, has suggested to state governments that in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism' they can top up the central annual assistance of Rs ...
By The Telegraph and PTI, New York

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.20

A perfect frame

We say that there is pluralism in Indian society. But what does it mean? Let us explore this phenomenon and try to form an accurate picture of pluralism in India. Numbers and differences are the two b...
By A. Raghuramaraju


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