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Opinion  /  Published 17.04.21

Regional pride could be a strategy against the BJP

Over the last few years, a lot of media commentary has diagnosed the main political battle raging across India to be one between a secular and a Hindu majoritarian idea of India. In reality, that cont...
By Asim Ali in

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

Debunking the population myth

The available data on the prevalence of family planning practices among Muslims in India, on the other hand, do not show a radically different trend from other communities. As a matter of fact, the NF...
By Achin Chakraborty in

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Right over all: Freedom to choose religion

It is deeply heartening when the Supreme Court speaks firmly in support of Constitutional rights. While dismissing a public interest litigation against superstition, black magic and religious conversi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Bengal has the ability to turn into a black hole

The British film director, David Lean, liked to repeat a vaudeville entertainer’s precept he had internalized in his youth: never pop out of the same hole twice. While this might be sound advice...
By Ruchir Joshi in

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

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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

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


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