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 16.02.19

The fear of freedom in Gujarat

“I believe that freedom of thought is a fundamental human right. I don’t want to be a nut and bolt of the state. I want to be a free person. And that is why I resigned.” — Hemantkumar Shah, fo...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.19

A broken republic where minorities live in fear

Irony proliferates in the India that the Bharatiya Janata Party is striving to build earnestly. In 1950, this young republic had adopted a Constitution — the sacred foundation of the democracy — w...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 20.12.19

The story of politics and Islam in India

In a world fixated on narratives of political Islam with all their variants, Hilal Ahmed’s Siyasi Muslims is a welcome addition. The ten chapters of the book are structured in three parts: part one ...
By Soumen Mukherjee 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

India  /  Published 30.01.20

Aap chronology samajh lijiye

“Rambhakt Gopal”, who allegedly shot and injured a Jamia Millia Islamia student in Delhi on Thursday, styled himself a “messiah for Hindus” and had possible links with the Bajrang Dal, police ...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

Congratulations to Chris Gayle

Sir — The West Indies batsman, Chris Gayle, must be congratulated for breaking the long-standing record of the Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi, of the highest number of sixes in international cri...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 18.02.19

BJP, Sena clinch seat-share deal

The BJP on Monday agreed to the terms its increasingly belligerent ally Shiv Sena had set to seal a seat-share deal for the upcoming parliamentary elections, both parties realising the need to sink th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 11.12.18

BJP whisper: Thank God for Hindutva

The polarising Hindutva factor was why the BJP was spared pulverising defeats in two of the three heartland states despite the widespread economic hardship, agrarian distress and simmering anti-incumb...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


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