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

India  /  Published 13.11.21

Hindutva not Hinduism: Rahul rips the veneer

While the Congress and liberal intellectuals have always differentiated between Hinduism and Hindutva, the message has not percolated down to the masses and the RSS-BJP have succeeded to a great exten...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Places  /  Published 04.11.21

Dark deity to divine daughter: The evolution of Kali on terracotta

At the Rajrajeswari temple at Kotalpur, Hooghly, which was built in 1694, the figure of a saree-clad Kali is seen beside one of Durga. A further example of mellowing Kali’s ferocity is the story...
By Amitabha Gupta


News  /  Published 03.11.21

Diwali is popular in several religions

At this time of the year, in our homes, lamps of various colour, size and beauty are lit to dispel darkness. Also the skies are lit up with fireworks as Deepawali is celebrated around the world among ...
By Rev Fr Dominic Savio in Kolkata

India  /  Published 28.08.21

Gujarat minister's secularism fear

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has said that talks about India's Constitution, laws and secularism will last only as long as Hindus are in majority in the country, and none of the count...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 02.07.21

Protection after conversion ire

Delhi High Court on Thursday granted interim protection till July 5 to a woman who has claimed that she and her family were facing life threats and being subjected to a witch-hunt by Uttar Pradesh pol...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Time of blind faith in the age of reason

In the time of Covid, we all live in a state of heightened uncertainty and anguish. There are problems relating to our health that each of us must take care of. There are fears about the health of our...
By Anup Sinha

Books  /  Published 09.04.21

Selective enlightenment

“Manusmrti, and its precepts, have remained a central iconic text in the sanctioning of caste and gender hierarchies, repression, and political subjugation (p.31).” “Normative Brahma...
By Bibek Debroy


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