India  /  Published 30.01.19

Shankaracharya temple date in parallel push

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 22.04.20

Religious leaders ask communities to fight Covid-19 together

Describing religion as probably the most powerful means for mobilising human conscience to serve common good , over 20 spiritual gurus of different faiths on Wednesday jointly urged people to come tog...

India  /  Published 05.01.19

Naseer speaks up for right to dissent

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has expressed support for the rights activists and other dissenters targeted for criticising the ruling dispensation — a group whose ranks he joined recently.“Is this where ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Books  /  Published 29.11.18

Modern Hinduism: Searching for the self

The book under review is the South Asian edition of J. Barton Scott’s Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule. Scott’s is a scholarly exposition of the lineages of the ...
By Soumen Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

What does it mean to be Indian?

Thankfully, I happen to share with my would-be detractors an avid interest in Indian history, which helps me dispel these self-effacing albeit historically inaccurate arguments. If we go by historical...
By Debobroto Das


Opinion  /  Published 19.03.20

God knows, HC knows too

A sense of humour is perhaps the greatest loss to a society when people are constantly on the lookout for insults to their religious sentiments. A gentleman named Subhadep Adhikari petitioned the Calc...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.01.19

'Temple bar on menstruating women stupid'

Some Right-wing fundamentalists have been sending out forceful and radical messages to me that I should stand up and be counted among those who have ordained that women entering Sabarimala is sacrileg...
By Deepam Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.19

Old tides of culture

Sylvain Lévi’s inaugural address at the Sorbonne resounds on these shores of a stretch of water that sweeps away from Indonesia’s Riau Islands to the Pacific. “As Brahmanism has unified India,...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


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