Opinion  /  Published 13.01.21

The patriots: farmers reclaim idea of nation

We are witnessing a bizarre situation. One comes across instances where consumers want growing of food crops for supplying to the public distribution system, while producers, lured by the apparent gai...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.21

Golden calves: New Age of the Indian Cow

In New India, everything is new. Even the foundations of intelligence and learning have to be laid afresh. With this noble aim in mind, the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog has announced a voluntary online ex...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.21

The prescient Poet: Modi-Shah invoke Tagore

  Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and the Bharatiya Janata Party as a whole are known for conflating Hindutva with nationalism. Many BJP leaders, including Modi, have employed phrases, idioms...
By S.N. Sahu in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.20

The AIMIM and Indian secularism

Asaduddin Owaisi, who was a Muslim leader confined to Hyderabad, is now staking a claim to become an all-India Muslim leader. He is being credited with bringing back the question of political represen...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.20

Goodwill hunting: Bengal, unbelonging and the BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party is on the hunt for icons in Bengal. It cannot be faulted for stalking Bengal’s manishis, even though men and women of learning and wisdom have not been known to w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


Opinion  /  Published 26.12.20

Many-splendoured thing: saffron terror

What are the colours of Christmas? Perhaps the colours of joy and sharing, goodwill and peace — imagined hues. There are visible ones, too. White for snow, real or imaged, in the North and brill...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

With care: personal laws and the state

There are numerous hurdles in the way of a country of multiple religions, languages, ethnicities and social arrangements trying to reach balance as a democracy. For example, uniformity in civil laws, ...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

Here’s a flawed idea: Individual Rights in India

A strong anti-Muslim, anti-Christian and anti-Congress prejudice prompts the authors — they are admirers of V.D. Savarkar — to make some outlandish accusations. “For a long time now,...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni in

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.20

Watch out: religious bias

A law is the codified expression of dominant social values. Or of the prohibitions they imply. The determination with which the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, pushed through the ord...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.12.20

Immortal role: Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther

Sir — The article, “An older root” (Dec 10), by the renowned columnist, Swapan Dasgupta, makes for interesting reading. As is his wont, Dasgupta cleverly based his article on the onl...
By The Telegraph in


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