Opinion  /  Published 09.02.21

There's no ‘internal matter’ in a global order

In June 1975, I was on my first trip to the West with my parents when we got the news that Indira Gandhi had declared an Emergency and put several Opposition leaders in jail. Our holiday still had a f...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.21

New possibilities in our future

History constantly forms constellations of circumstances. Within the constant of these ever-changing constellations roils the constant of human struggle, first for survival and then for that thing cal...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.21

Steps to build anti-Islamophobic movement

As the last year winded towards its end, two sets of events defined the state of the country. One was the series of attacks on mosques in Madhya Pradesh, where Hindutva mobs set out to terro...
By Asim Ali in

India  /  Published 21.01.21

Mathura, Kashi claim on Bhagwat

A sadhu has claimed that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said the outfit would soon further the cause of Hindutva in Kashi and Mathura, core issues of the saffron camp along with Ayodhya. Sutikshna Das M...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Trust first: President donates for Ram Mandir

Asking for contributions to build a temple is not prohibited. The response to the request depends on personal choice and faith. But when the president of a secular country donates over five lakh rupee...
By The Editorial Board in


Opinion  /  Published 13.01.21

The patriots: farmers reclaim idea of nation

We are witnessing a bizarre situation. One comes across instances where consumers want growing of food crops for supplying to the public distribution system, while producers, lured by the apparent gai...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.21

Golden calves: New Age of the Indian Cow

In New India, everything is new. Even the foundations of intelligence and learning have to be laid afresh. With this noble aim in mind, the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog has announced a voluntary online ex...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.21

The prescient Poet: Modi-Shah invoke Tagore

  Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and the Bharatiya Janata Party as a whole are known for conflating Hindutva with nationalism. Many BJP leaders, including Modi, have employed phrases, idioms...
By S.N. Sahu in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.20

The AIMIM and Indian secularism

Asaduddin Owaisi, who was a Muslim leader confined to Hyderabad, is now staking a claim to become an all-India Muslim leader. He is being credited with bringing back the question of political represen...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.20

Goodwill hunting: Bengal, unbelonging and the BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party is on the hunt for icons in Bengal. It cannot be faulted for stalking Bengal’s manishis, even though men and women of learning and wisdom have not been known to w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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