Opinion  /  Published 23.11.20

Law of hate: The love jihad lie

When a lie has been promoted loudly and frequently enough, it can become material for law. That is the trajectory of the ‘love jihad’ narrative, which claims that men from India&rsquo...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.20

Grey theory: Ideology and national interest

Ideology, it is believed, is the elixir that sustains political parties in a democracy. But can ideology also sound the death knell of democracy and national interest? This intriguing query was raised...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 31.10.20

Tharoor slams 'Hindutva movement'

Hindutva movement is the "mirror image" of the Muslim communalism of 1947 and its triumph would mark the end of the Indian idea, says senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, asserting that Hi...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

A battle between divinities

Politics in Indian democracy has been transformed into the politics of memory. Political mobilization of the public in a democracy like ours can be perceived as  a sustained effort of mobilizing ...
By Badri Narayan in

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.20

Glory unbounded

By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.09.20

The path to resurrection: Credible plebeian politics

August 5, on two consecutive years, brought a deep sense of disappointment to large sections of politically conscious people in India. In 2019, this was the day when the Bharatiya Janata Party-led gov...
By Satyendra Ranjan in

India  /  Published 27.09.20

‘Scapegoats are required as a diversion’

By Romila Thapar in

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.20

The root of the poison

India has witnessed growing violence against Muslims under the current regime, including mob-lynchings and the recent attempt of exclusion through the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Much of this is bein...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 11.09.20

'Anti-Hindu': BJP's Bengal weapon

By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.20

Against excellence: NEP in sync with Hindutva

Since the totality of speech consists of both what is said and what is not said, for understanding the new National Education Policy we have to look both at its words and its silences. Then we cannot ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in


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