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Opinion  /  Published 08.01.21

For a new order: a wish list for India and the world

The eminently forgettable 2020 is now past. Here is, once again, an opportunity to wish for, if not the best or the better, at least some good. What the twenty-first year of the twenty-first century i...
By G.N. Devy in

India  /  Published 29.12.20

Love-jihad law violate constitution: Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday hit out at BJP governments for bringing ordinances against religious conversion through fraudulent means, including those for the sake of marriage, claiming the...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Hyderabad

North East  /  Published 21.12.20

Stand up for what is right: Bhushan

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Sunday appealed to the public to stand up for what is right and against injustice to “reclaim our Republic” which is “experiencing” a crisis like nev...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 21.12.20

Call to reclaim Constitution in Assam

Former vice-chancellor of Ashoka University Pratap Bhanu Mehta on Saturday said that the Constitution at present seems “so powerless — like words on paper”. Delivering the 17th Dr A...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

All the same: madrasa, Sanskrit tols

The multiple connotations of the word ‘secularism’ sometimes contradict one another — in effect even if not semantically. The Assam government has decided to repeal the laws regardin...
By The Editorial Board in

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Opinion  /  Published 03.12.20

Out of step: Fundamental questions for India

Question: What may be kissed once every while, caressed and sworn by, often be held and photographed as if a trophy, and left to the side only to be arrived at occasionally and ritually? You may wish ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.20

Right way: Article 32 petitions

When the Chief Justice of India expresses the Supreme Court’s decision to discourage petitions under Article 32, the reason must be weighty. For Article 32, which B.R. Ambedkar felt was the Cons...
By The Editorial Board in

Culture  /  Published 18.10.20

Gods and ends

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By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

Article 154: on lips of Governor

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said he would be “forced to look at Article 154”, if the Constitution was not protected in the state. Article 154 (executive power of state) say...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.20

The plot thickens in Nagaland

From all indications, a comprehensive resolution to the Naga problem seems destined to remain elusive. As hinted by the Central government, what may come about is a partial solution which will leave o...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in


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