Opinion  /  Published 12.09.21

Thok ke bhav

Much is also said about the “visually incongruent” cityscape of Lucknow; much Nawabi, some part British, and then ostensibly Dalit. The statue of Ambedkar in the Ambedkar Memorial Complex ...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.21

Dyer Consequence

In 2010, nine years after the 9/11 tragedy, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was opened to the public. The design chosen from thousands of entries is called "Reflecting Absence&quo...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.21

Spine Shine

In 1967, boxer and Olympian Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted by the United States army. The conscientious objector said, “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong (the National Libera...
By Our Bureau, PTI

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.21


Camp Justice was the informal name granted to the complex where Guantánamo detainees faced charges before the military commissions. British judge Baron Steyn described its working thus — ...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.21

Jack and the peace-talk

When Dorsey talks blue sky and decentralisation, he is actually tech-talking; bluesky is the name for Twitter’s decentralised social networking effort. And notwithstanding his I-do-not-celebrate...
By Upala Sen


Opinion  /  Published 08.08.21

Love And Tokyo

Haryana is happy, in Punjab Captain has reason to smile, MP is happy, Manipur is happy, and even the presently troubled Mizoram is happy. Cash awards after the Games, backslapping after the Games, pho...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.21

A medal for your dreams

Cyclist Masomah Ali Zada finished 25th out of 25 athletes in the women’s individual time trial at the Olympics, but you wouldn’t know that from her demeanour. Ali Zada, who is part of the ...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

All is fair in Olympics and war

China didn’t participate in the 1956 Melbourne Games when Taiwan was recognised by the IOC — Taiwan competed under the Formosa name. And in 2008, Taiwan threatened to boycott the Beijing G...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.21

A matter of disaffection

The trial lasted a week. It hinged on Justice Strachey’s interpretation of the term “disaffection”. Amrita Bazaar Patrika reported that Justice Strachey said in the same breath that ...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.21

Mango shake

When US President Richard Nixon visited China in 1972, he was gifted two pandas Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing. The visit is supposed to have normalised US-China tensions. In return, the US sent China a pa...
By Upala Sen


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