World  /  Published 16.06.22

Pak: Two Hindu girls raped

Two teenage Hindu sisters were allegedly raped by two men in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said on Thursday. The two sisters, aged 16 and 17, left their house in Bahawalnagar, Fort Abbas, so...
By M Zulqernain in Lahore

Culture  /  Published 29.05.22

Once Upon a Reason

Though completed in 1929, the memorial hall remained a blind spot. And then in 1977, Jyoti Basu, who was then the chief minister of West Bengal, decided to make a museum of it. He donat...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

A play on Gandhi & killer

Dramatic retelling     Among Indians who have come to London for their summer holidays, the hottest ticket in town is The Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre, questioning why...
By Amit Roy

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

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


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