Opinion  /  Published 20.03.21

Acceptance of Muslim parties is welcome

In three of the five states going for polls in the latest round of elections, a Muslim party would be contesting a large chunk of seats as part of a larger secular alliance. In Assam (the Congress-Lef...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.21

Leading the way

Sir — The qualification of the 27-year-old fencer, Bhavani Devi, for the Tokyo Olympics — she is the first Indian to accomplish this — is an incredible achievement. Fencing, an elite...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 14.03.21

Name matters for sip of water

By Pheroze L. Vincent in

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

How the hard Right mimics the hard Left

I have been reading the memoirs of Dora Russell, a pioneering British feminist and educationist. These were published in three volumes, of which I have just finished the first. This covers her upbring...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.21

India without a political Opposition

Some major states are going to choose a new legislative assembly in the coming month. West Bengal’s outcome is of particular significance to the future of Indian politics. The Bharatiya Janata P...
By Anup Sinha in


Opinion  /  Published 27.02.21

A prime minister and his imperial vanities

There was once a king named Narendra. He ruled over a large kingdom, home to (among other things) the holiest shrine of the Hindu faith. Because of his lineage and as the patron of this great temple h...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.21

Political connotations of symbols

There are many controversies that have a habit of periodically resurfacing. One of the more interminable disputes from history that acquire contemporary political connotations is the one centred on Ba...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.21

Big Brothers: cyber vigilantes

Is Narendra Modi’s government keen to mould Indian citizens after its own image? The query is being raised in response to the home ministry’s initiative to raise a corps of citizen-volunte...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.21

Dark before dawn: legacy of neoliberalism

When the National Democratic Alliance government under Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, several liberal intellectuals simply pooh-poohed the fears of many that we would face an assault on democrac...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.21

Hands off: interfaith marriage law

Some images endure, like that of Pontius Pilate washing his hands of guilt before the trial of Jesus Christ. Nothing so world-changing was taking place in the Lok Sabha, however, when the minister of ...
By The Editorial Board in


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