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Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Faith breached: Love jihad laws

A lot has been written about the impact of the anti-conversion ordinances — the love jihad laws in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This analysis focuses on the right to choose, the r...
By Prannv Dhawan in

Opinion  /  Published 10.04.21

The ‘Gujarat Model’ has gone national

I have been reading a new book on the Gujarat riots of 2002 titled Undercover: My Journey Into the Darkness of Hindutva. It is written by Ashish Khetan, who did some excellent reporting on the af...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.21

Bengal is in the throes of unalloyed bigotry

One afternoon three or so years ago, I stepped out of our Calcutta offices for a smoke and a shot of bhaanr (earthen cup) coffee. Within earshot from where I stood is a small shrine to Hanum...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 01.04.21

What does Bengal think today?

The outcome of the ongoing elections to the West Bengal legislative assembly will have important implications for the working of not just the state’s polity but on the future of democracy in Ind...
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.21

Bhagat Singh: That young, bright spark

Today is the 90th death anniversary of Bhagat Singh. He was one of the tallest revolutionary freedom fighters, sacrificing his life at the age of 23. Many other revolutionaries died even younger. But ...
By Praveen Davar in

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Opinion  /  Published 23.03.21

Malevolent forces set in motion years ago

Time is a slippery customer. You turn away for a minute and whole swathes of years get consumed. Turning back, you find you are simultaneously not that far away from when you last looked and, yet, in ...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.21

Acceptance of Muslim parties is welcome

In three of the five states going for polls in the latest round of elections, a Muslim party would be contesting a large chunk of seats as part of a larger secular alliance. In Assam (the Congress-Lef...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.21

Leading the way

Sir — The qualification of the 27-year-old fencer, Bhavani Devi, for the Tokyo Olympics — she is the first Indian to accomplish this — is an incredible achievement. Fencing, an elite...
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India  /  Published 14.03.21

Name matters for sip of water

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Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

How the hard Right mimics the hard Left

I have been reading the memoirs of Dora Russell, a pioneering British feminist and educationist. These were published in three volumes, of which I have just finished the first. This covers her upbring...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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