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Jawaharlal Nehru
India  /  Published 18.09.20

Minister: Nehru target again

Junior finance minister Anurag Thakur launched an attack on the Nehru-Gandhi family while defending the PM CARES Fund in the Lok Sabha on Friday, triggering uproar that led to four adjournments. Thak...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.20

Thought control: Violence in universities

Rowdyism and violence have no place in centres of learning. Indian universities, unfortunately, have been witness to such excesses in campuses, time and again. Political animosities have, more often t...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 04.09.20

JNU: fees for Covid delay

JNU is seeking tuition fees from end-year PhD students for the extra semester they have been granted to finalise and submit their theses, a process halted by the pandemic-induced closure of universiti...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.08.20

SC adjourns hearing of Sharjeel plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned by two weeks the hearing of JNU student Sharjeel Imam’s appeal for consolidation of multiple FIRs registered against him in various states for alleged se...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.08.20

Why academics are held

Dissent is being silenced and dissenters are being sent to prison. Writers and academics are being treated as criminals for refusing to toe the line of those in power. Samik Bandyopadhyay, academic, l...
By Samik Bandyopadhyay in

Opinion  /  Published 19.08.20

The poet and the party: Dinkar and the BJP

Politics appropriates everything — the real and the abstract — for expanding its horizon. It may even appropriate poetry. When a politician uses poetry, it can be interpreted in three ways...
By Badri Narayan in

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.20

An unusual gift: Life and works of Mira Chaudhuri

I came across this book by chance in my friend’s collection. It is an unusual book: part photography book, part memoir, part private, part published, bound in purple cloth with an exquisite flor...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

India  /  Published 16.08.20

Bhima-Koregaon case: JNU, DU speak up

Teachers, students and alumni from JNU and Delhi University have condemned the “cruel persecution” of Rakesh Ranjan, an assistant professor of economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce, by...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Threadbare: Death of handloom boards

Uncovering the truth involves looking deep below the surface. The fact that the Union textiles ministry quietly scrapped the All India Handloom Board and the All India Handicrafts Board, and changed t...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 06.08.20

A clash of two visions: Gandhi’s Hinduism, Jinnah’s Islam

The fleshing out of the two adversaries is uneven too. Gandhi, understandably, dominates, with Akbar tracing his political journey ably, even though the trajectory of this journey would be familiar to...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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