Opinion  /  Published 29.01.22

A yawning chasm

In April 1915, a few months after he had returned to India from South Africa, Mohandas K. Gandhi was in Delhi, where he addressed an audience of students at St Stephen’s College. To an audience ...
By Ramachandra Guha

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.22

Buddha declines Padma award

Cyrus Poonawalla of the Serum Institute of India, which manufactured the Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, and Krishna Ella and Suchitra Ella of Bharat Biotech, which produced Covaxin, are among the Padma ...
By Our Bureau and PTI in Calcutta, New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Children should be taught to embrace differences

Sir — Students in the pre-primary and primary sections of the Mahadevi Birla World Academy are being taught about the Preamble to the Constitution. The school aims to impart lessons in justice, ...

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.22

Troubled template

If the Bharatiya Janata Party is defeated in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, it would represent the first electoral defeat of Hindu rashtra. Of course, the BJP has been defeated many tim...
By Asim Ali

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

A Truth Commission for the Northeast

This essay is a letter to my fellow Indians. It’s a prayer, a plea, a proposal for a project, a moral experiment. It was triggered by the emptiness of Independence Day, when a majoritarian, medi...
By Shiv Visvanathan


Opinion  /  Published 17.01.22

New tremors: UP polls

Hindutva — the polarization of the polity on communal lines — has been the trump card of the Bharatiya Janata Party in electoral contests. It has delivered too, catapulting the BJP to...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.01.22

The hate-and-hit policy of Hindutva

The year, 2022, is bracketed between one’s memory of two exceptionally brilliant works that gave modern society its understanding of depression leading to hatred and violence. Four centuries ago...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.22

Unfaithful: right-wing ruse

There is no doubting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s perverse success in turning, quite decisively, India’s political direction towards the Right — some would even say the far-Right. Wh...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 03.01.22

Cong divided over Hindu vs Hindutva discourse

Rahul Gandhi’s critical intervention in India’s political discourse to differentiate between Hindutva and Hinduism has divided both observers and Congress leaders as many believe the strat...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.22

Teaching the minors: hate spiel

The purveyors of Hindutva are never short of projects. That is not surprising, since there is nothing complicated in the theme they wish to propound. The theme is hate. Their latest project ...
By The Editorial Board


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