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Joseph Stalin
Opinion  /  Published 08.06.20

The ink will not dry

In a long piece titled History Will Judge the Complicit in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum opens up several trapdoors of history and memory, inviting us to come down and take a look a...
By Ruchir Joshi in

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

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.19

Remembering Solzhenitsyn in Putin's Russia

Dialectics at times is self-ridiculing. The birth centenary of the Nobel laureate and Russian novelist, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, was on December 11, 2018. The Novosibirsk regional committee o...
By Sankar Ray in

Books  /  Published 13.02.19

You’ve got mail: Letters from historical figures

Written History: Letters that Changed the World, By Simon Sebag Montefiore, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Rs 600...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan in

Heritage  /  Published 22.01.19

Lipstick guns to button bugs: A peek into Soviet secrets

But this museum, Urbaityte said, is apolitical.“It’s historical and about technological progress; you cannot erase facts from history,” she said in an interview, sitting next to her father, Juli...
By Sopan Deb/NYTNS in New York


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