Opinion  /  Published 14.01.22

A grief observed

The past year shredded our lives. Some of us cannot bear to look back because our losses hurt so much. Some of us are partly accepting, partly denying the events that have changed us, wanting physical...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.21

When the horde is at the gate

The mounting majoritarianism visible in politics is a characteristic feature of the times we live in. This force, manifest in riots, pogroms and lynching, preserves itself through narrow, intolerant g...
By Jyoti Dalal

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

AI is no laughing matter

A robot walks into a bar, but can it be funny? It cannot, according to scientists and linguists who arrived at this conclusion this April Fools’ Day. The realization is not entirely a novel one thou...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.19

Diaries of the night

In 1933, a woman in Berlin began collecting the dreams of her countrymen. The time was traumatic for Charlotte Beradt, a Jewish journalist — the collector of dreams — and transformative for her co...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 23.04.20

The living dead

More than a century earlier, in the context of the large casualties during the First World War, Sigmund Freud had observed: “It is evident that war is bound to sweep away this conventional treatment...
By Argha KR Banerjee


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