Opinion  /  Published 19.06.21

Ahead of the curve: Taking the South seriously

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By Ramachandra Guha

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Roots of the poison

Reading the book gives one the impression that Heredia is making a sincere attempt “to bring a moral conscience to the social sciences, and scholarly rigor to social activism”. The author ...
By Anshuman Behera

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

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.21

The Bengal model: A clash of identities

Like countless others, I, too, am utterly delighted that the West Bengal electorate has halted the fascist juggernaut of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah although, naturally, disappointed at the decline in...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.21

Mamata must dare to imagine a new Bengal

March, April and May were awful, stressful months for most of us in West Bengal. We are still not out of the woods yet with the ongoing pandemic and the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. But the three pr...
By Ruchir Joshi


Opinion  /  Published 29.05.21

The Narendra Modi wave could be receding

In 2014, Narendra Modi resurrected a phenomenon that had been dormant in Indian politics for three decades. This was the national wave —‘Hindutva wave’ or ‘Modi wave&rsquo...
By Asim Ali

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.21

Bengali exceptionalism stops sectarianism

There was a cartoon doing the rounds on our phones soon after the election results in West Bengal modelled on the Asterix comics. Superimposed on the original drawings of the first page of every Aster...
By Rosinka Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.21

Faith and bigotry trump reason for sangh parivar

At that time, Covid-19 was many months away from manifesting itself in the world. Now that it is here, and the Modi government continues its savage, unrelenting, war on the intellect, the gloomy futur...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.21

Loud and clear: Pray for Myanmar

Sir — The fact that the Miss Universe contestant from Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin, held up a sign saying “Pray for Myanmar” during the competition is encouraging. She denounced the vio...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

A judiciary that supervises Centre is welcome

Friends in London warned against moving from a cooling frying pan to a raging fire. But we were tired of being kept dangling at Air India’s mercy. The national carrier resembles the national gov...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


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