Indian Independence
India  /  Published 13.11.21

Hindutva not Hinduism: Rahul rips the veneer

While the Congress and liberal intellectuals have always differentiated between Hinduism and Hindutva, the message has not percolated down to the masses and the RSS-BJP have succeeded to a great exten...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.11.21

Bheek: look who all are clapping

So far, few have stood up to be counted. But that need not mean they are idiots. Aditya Mukherjee, retired professor of contemporary history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, told The Telegraph: &ldq...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.21

Celebrations’ bitter brew in Bengal

A directive issued by the Tea Board of India to to the tea industry of the country to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” or seventy-five years of Indian Independence has drawn flak from v...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 29.08.21

Nehru: History council under fire

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at the ICHR for omitting the photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru from the first digital poster to celebrate the 75th year of India's Independence, and sa...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 02.07.21

Back in trial

He describes this phenomenon as ‘coercive colonial legalism’, which implies the dilution of rules and legal safeguards to meet colonial objectives. The book is full of instances where coer...
By Akshat Agarwal


Opinion  /  Published 05.05.21

Revisiting the Dandi march

The celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence commenced on March 12 with the nation observing the 91st anniversary of the Dandi march. The immediate objective of that historic ...
By S.N. Sahu

Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

Tagore & Bose: unusual ties

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Rabindranath Tagore are Bengal’s two greatest icons. Though there were commonalities in their philosophy and politics, there were also differences. It might be fai...
By Suman Ghosh

Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute aims for record in yoga

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is looking at creating a world record by organising a 75-hour relay yoga event involving more than 200 participants to commemorate 75 years of India’...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.20

Audacious: Equating temple with freedom

Odious comparisons are par for the course in politics. But some politicians seem more vulnerable to this contagion than others. The Indian prime minister, unfortunately, belongs to the extremely vulne...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 14.02.20

More shades than one

These are fraught times. Interestingly, the Constitution has become a powerful emblem of protest. Perceived as the ultimate saviour, “We, the people of India” have embraced it in a remarkable show...
By Tuktuk Ghosh


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