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Hinduism
News  /  Published 23.04.22

Interfaith iftar at Bishop’s house to promote unity

An interfaith iftar to know, respect and stand in support of each other was held at the Bishop’s House on Friday evening with representatives of various religions. Interfaith programmes promote...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

People  /  Published 05.04.22

If you have to understand Hinduism, you can’t do it through Hindutva: Devdutt Pattanaik

As for Hindutva, it’s a word that was invented in 1894 by a Bengali gentleman called Chandranath Basu. Before the 1890s, Hindutva didn’t exist, just as Hinduism didn’t exist semantic...
By Priyam Marik

Books  /  Published 25.03.22

Return to the roots

Book: The Great Hindu Civilisation: Achievement, Neglect, Bias and the Way Forward Author: Pavan K. Varma Publisher: Westland Price: Rs 799 Pavan K. Varma wears many hats. For anyone who wears mul...
By Bibek Debroy

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.22

Letters to the Editor: Neil Young and others are forcing Spotify to face the music

Out of tune Sir — The prospect of losing billions of dollars is not music to the ears. Spotify, a music streaming app, is facing an exodus of both subscribers and artists owing to a controversy...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.22

Politics and play | Gandhi versus Hindutva

In April 1915, a few months after he had returned to India from South Africa, Mohandas K. Gandhi was in Delhi, where he addressed an audience of students at St Stephen’s College. To an audience ...
By Ramachandra Guha

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Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

A Truth Commission for the Northeast

This essay is a letter to my fellow Indians. It’s a prayer, a plea, a proposal for a project, a moral experiment. It was triggered by the emptiness of Independence Day, when a majoritarian, medi...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.22

Unfaithful: right-wing ruse

There is no doubting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s perverse success in turning, quite decisively, India’s political direction towards the Right — some would even say the far-Right. Wh...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.21

A common language

The unprecedented electoral success of the Bharatiya Janata Party has posed a peculiar challenge to other political parties, especially in North India. They have to offer a political critique of the e...
By Hilal Ahmed

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.21

A riddle called the nation

Indians are generally obedient and nationalistic. This is why they oblige the powers that be when the latter ask anything in the name of the nation. Yet, there can be no lexical or academic definition...
By Rakhahari Chatterji

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.21

At the heart of Hindutva lies a telling dichotomy

Salman Khurshid compared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the ISIS and sparked a furore. The burning flames of the outrage reached the home of the veteran Congress politician in Shimla quite literal...
By Asim Ali


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