North East  /  Published 13.05.21

Assam author Homen Borgohain dies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those who mourned his demise. “Shri Homen Borgohain will be remembered for his rich contributions to Assamese literature and journalism. His works reflecte...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 13.08.20

Pit where two hungry dogs ate

His book eloquently discusses Marxism, Naxalism, liberalism, capitalism and caste and scrutinises the legacy of Kerala’s “renaissance” — kicked off by spiritual leader Narayana...
By K.A. Shaji in Thiruvananthapuram

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.19

Cops identify road rage accused

The owner of a red car who allegedly slapped and pushed a 65-year-old on the road, leading to his death, has been identified, police said on Friday. No one had been arrested for the death of Ramesh Be...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Redefining freedom, equality, and harmony

Words evolve, but evolution does not mean full-scale distortion, or an inversion of substance. But such inversion is indispensable to the majoritarian rhetoric with which Indians have grown familiar. ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.08.19

Manmohan Singh speaks about 'unpleasant trends' of intolerance

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said 'unpleasant trends' of growing intolerance, communal polarisation and incidents of violent crimes propelled by hatred of certain groups will damage...
By PTI in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Intolerance has taken hold of our minds

Heinrich Heine, one of the all-time great German writers, has a frighteningly memorable sentence: “Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen (That ...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.18

The nasty responses of powerful people

Watching Virat Kohli’s team win the first Test should have caused elation. I don’t know when was the last time that India began an away series against a major cricketing rival with a Test win; Che...
By Ruchir Joshi

India  /  Published 15.04.19

'Intolerance is sweeping, no room for questions'

Economist, historian and social scientist Amiya Kumar Bagchi, a former Reserve Bank of India professor at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and founder-director, Institute...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

St.Xavier’s plans to fight intolerance

St Xavier’s College plans to launch a project that will aim to develop an inclination among students to listen to others, empathise with people from the margins and respect differences and diversiti...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.04.19

Civil disobedience, the fight beyond politics

Five retired foreign secretaries including a former national security adviser, half-a-dozen directors-general of police, two former central information commissioners, a former chief election commissio...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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