India  /  Published 02.12.19

High price of intolerance

A lack of tolerance for minority groups, homosexuals or immigrants can threaten democracies, researchers said on Monday after a study that they say corroborates claims that openness to diversity is a ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.10.19

Sonia Gandhi slams rising intolerance

Intolerance is rising in India and a skewed vision of history is being imposed on its people, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Thursday.“Today, we see rising intolerance, rising violence. A s...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Over 22,000 Indians sought asylum in US since 2014: Official data

Over 22,000 Indians, including nearly 7,000 women, have applied for asylum in the US since 2014, according to the latest official figures.The reason behind Indians seeking asylum in the US can be 'une...
By PTI in Washington

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

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

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 in

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

India  /  Published 31.07.19

Zomato serves up exemplary lesson on idea of India

Food platform Zomato has served up an exemplary lesson on the idea of India, telling a customer who had demanded his delivery agent be changed because he was a “Muslim fellow” that the company is ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent 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 in

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 in


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