Indian Constitution
Opinion  /  Published 18.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Delinking weddings with exorbitant costs is welcome

Simple formula Sir — The West Bengal government recently increased the number of people allowed to attend weddings to 200 or half the venue’s capacity, whichever is less. Indian weddings ...

News  /  Published 13.01.22

Preamble adorns wall of Jadavpur University’s international relations department

The international relations department of Jadavpur University has inscribed the Preamble to the Constitution on a wall in the corridor of the department “to remind students what the country stan...
By Subhankar Chowdhury

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.21

A reluctant constitutionalism

‘Constitution Day’ was celebrated in an interesting manner this time. The Bharatiya Janata Party government took the opportunity to interrogate the political credibility of Oppos...
By Hilal Ahmed

India  /  Published 27.11.21

A nod to debate and a note of distrust

Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Friday extolled “debate and discussion” and tied it to India’s progress while Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the country’s growth ...
By R. Balaji, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 25.11.21

NIT Durgapur students to study Indian Constitution in second semester

BTech students of NIT Durgapur will have to compulsorily study the Indian Constitution because the tech school thinks an engineering student must have an idea about the ethos of plurality and diversit...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


Opinion  /  Published 20.11.21

Perils of hubris

Free-market economists supported the now withdrawn farm laws in the belief that they would augment incomes and productivity. Left-leaning economists opposed the farm laws in the belief that they would...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.21

Refuge for dissent: the university

One of the great casualties of this era has been the idea and the institution of the university. The modern university, as the sociologist, Patrick Geddes, pointed out, was a contract between the oral...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.21

The importance of having been pluralist

The ascendancy of majoritarianism in several parts of the world calls into question the historical significance of India’s experiment with pluralism. This broad popularity of majoritarian partie...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.21

Blood brothers: Was Partition itself a horror?

“Your grandfather left us to live with termites for all the times to come.” This is what a man told me in an email after an article of mine, published on another platform, had evidently ne...
By Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.21

Shared freedom: right to offend

Art provokes. It challenges prejudices, pushes the boundaries of settled thought and discovers new forms and modes — all of which can cause discomfort, even anger. The transgressive nature of cr...
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