India  /  Published 22.08.19

What drove Savarkar to Hindutva

Savarkar had entered the Cellular Jail a passionate promoter of Hindu–Muslim amity, having, among other things, lavished fulsome praise on the Muslim heroes of 1857 such as Awadh ruler Wajid Ali and...
By Vaibhav Purandare in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.19

Adhir tears into BJP’s idea of religion

When speaker after speaker from the BJP quoted Rishi Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore in a debate, Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury asked if the pantheon of great leader...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.19

If the Left has to recover, it must reinvent itself

I am often asked: why has the Left, so powerful less than a decade ago, suddenly got eclipsed? The question is pertinent. True, the eclipse of the Left is mainly in the electoral arena, and the Left...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

The problem with seeking apologies

Sir — The apologies tendered by the former German chancellor, Willy Brandt, and by the former Japanese prime minister, Nobusuke Kishi, deserve special praise. But seeking an apology for sins of the ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Why anti-colonial nationalism matters today

The concept of nationalism that informed India’s anti-colonial struggle was a unique and unprecedented idea. There were at least three ways in which it was the very opposite of the concept of nation...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.20

Harmony humiliated as violence erupts

Looking at the mood of the country and the sad state of affairs, I find myself failing to repeat the words of Christ on the Cross: “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” Th...
By J. Felix Raj in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose in

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.19

The saffron brigade is poisoning minds

Sir — The British pursued the ‘divide and rule’ policy to dominate India. But the policy worked because Indians were already a divided people given the animosity between Hindus and Muslims. The ...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 29.03.19

Modi govt won’t act on Hindu terror: Left

The CPM on Friday described the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case as a “shameful reminder that the criminal justice system in India is incapable of b...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.03.19

Mamata dares Modi to mantra contest

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to a mantra-chanting contest, questioning the Sangh parivar’s self-styled status as the ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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