India  /  Published 01.04.22

Karnataka: Corporate voice against hate

Last December, state Congress president D.K. Shivakumar had warned the BJP government that the anti-conversion law it had pushed through in the Assembly would hurt the state’s image and investme...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 29.03.22

SC: Clarify Hindu 'minority' stand

The Supreme Court on Monday asked solicitor-general Tushar Mehta to clarify the Centre’s stand on whether Hindus, Jews and followers of the Bahai Faith in states where they are numerically not i...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Other lives: caste, religion

That India is a deeply unequal society is not a secret. As a rule, an Indian’s gender, caste and religion carry a strong correlation with their educational and economic attainments. It turns out...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 03.03.22

Social exclusion toll on life expectancy

A related but independent study by researchers at the International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, based on more recent data from 2015-16, too has revealed large differences in life expecta...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.22

A new template

As someone who never lost a chance to tick off my Pakistani and Middle-Eastern friends for how they treat minorities in their countries, I find it embarrassing to see my own country being increasingly...
By Hasan Suroor


Opinion  /  Published 20.02.22

First among equals

Today is voting day in Punjab. It is Punjab’s date. Whichever party wins Punjab’s favour and whoever becomes its chief minister, the people of that state to whom Guru Nanak’s teachin...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.22

New choice

After five years under the scorching ‘double engine’ of Hindu rashtra, the Muslims of Uttar Pradesh are being called upon to vote as full citizens. It is the one democratic right they stil...
By Asim Ali

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.22

All for love: 'Love jihad' law

It is not easy to distinguish between shamelessness and determination. One of the promises in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s pre-election sankalp patra for Uttar Pradesh displays this ambiguity, e...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.22

Hindutva’s inner conflicts

As the regime that vouches for Hindutva goes on to complete its sojourn in political power, the inherent contradictions that are its essence are coming to the fore. Hindutva began in 2014 with a prom...
By Ajay Gudavarthy

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.22

Monument to Bengal’s hero not an offering to Bengal

The Parakram Diwas celebrations recalled for me an encounter with two octogenarian Indian National Army veterans at the then newly-built memorial at Singapore’s Esplanade. “I belong to his...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


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