Fifth Column
Opinion  /  Published 23.09.22

Hidden gem

In 2018, the centenary year of Kala Bhavana at Visva-Bharati, the wall with murals by Nandalal Bose was restored by the authorities. But the real story behind the legendary artist’s interest in ...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.22

Plug into the future

In early June, a provisional agreement was reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on a common charging port for a range of electronic devices. The proposed legislatio...
By Lokendra Sharma

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.22

The fangs are out

The constitutional referendum in Tunisia has given unbridled powers to its president, Kais Saied, and the country’s brief experiment with post-revolutionary parliamentary democracy has come to a...
By Faisal C.K.

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.22

Piscean power

Fisheries is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world that plays an important role in economic development as well as in facilitating nutrition security. Animal protein is a primary source of p...
By Nitin Sangwan

Opinion  /  Published 30.08.22

The shorter sibling

The demotion of Devendra Fadnavis is only half the political story in Maharashtra, the other half being the subtle signal given to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh top brass not to overstep its brief. ...
By Sunil Gatade & Venkatesh Kesari


Opinion  /  Published 26.08.22

Rich pickings

On the eve of Independence Day, the Bengal government’s department of women & child development and social welfare celebrated the “internationally acclaimed brainchild of [chief minist...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.22

This isn’t child’s play

In a recent divorce proceeding before the Supreme Court (Himanshu Chordia vs Arushi Jain), it was reiterated, once again, that the child needs the love and care of both parents. The Supreme Court&rsqu...
By Anchal Bhatheja

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.22

Bengal’s club culture

A number of analyses have been offered to explain the Trinamul Congress’s impressive victory in the last assembly elections in Bengal. What has been ignored in most of these analyses is the role...
By Shiveshwar Kundu

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.22

When the past matters

Of  late, we have heard resounding complaints about our history having been written by self-serving,liberal, pseudo-secular historians who write selectively to erase the contribution of great Hin...
By Anshu Saluja

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.22

Hidden plan

Monkeypox is very unpleasant and it spreads very fast, but it’s not a real killer: 16,000 cases in 75 countries in just a couple of months is impressive, but there have been less than 10 deaths....
By Gwynne Dyer


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