Fifth Column
Opinion  /  Published 28.05.19

Remembering Solzhenitsyn in Putin's Russia

Putin's semi-authoritarian regime glorifies Stalin with gusto; thus, the birth centenary of Solzhenitsyn is suppressed...
By Sankar Ray

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.19

A slice of Jewish Calcutta

The city's synagogues, appreciated for their architecture, tell the story of the Jewish community's rise and decline...
By Jael Silliman

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

India lags in rabies prevention

For a country with more free-roaming dogs than the entire population of Australia, India fares poorly in tackling rabies...
By Lakshmi Venkataraman

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.19

Julian Assange's wrong call

If the Wikileaks founder had faced the sexual assault charges against him seven years ago, he might have been free by now...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.19

Some serious flaws in Modi’s govt machinery

The Make in India initiative should fuse the challenges faced by both labour intensive industries and agriculture...
By Ujjawal Krishnam


Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

Old world, new fury

If a gentlemen’s 'adda' in a gentle neighbourhood can erupt in such fury, why blame a nation for crying war?...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.19

How party whips make history

If the whip were binding in the UK, Theresa May's Brexit deal would have gone through...
By Atanu Biswas

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

How Nazi scientists helped the US

They were recruited under an operation code-named Paperclip during and after the final stages of the Second World War...
By Martand Jha

Opinion  /  Published 25.02.19

Outcomes don't matter; Trump just wants a 'win'

The real secret of dealing with him? Throw him a fish, and he will go away...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.19

The false god of data

When we cede most or all of our decisions and destinies to algorithms, we will lose our sense of purpose and power...
By Sankar Ray


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