Kumbh Mela
Opinion  /  Published 16.01.22

The virus is a non-believer

Several choir events in Europe have been identified as super-spreader events. The Tablighi Jamaat gathering at Delhi’s Nizamuddin mosque was one of the first such super-spreaders in India, but f...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.22

Blooding bigotry

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s pitch for the Uttar Pradesh elections is development, welfarism and law and order. The masthead of my newspaper today features an advertisement with photos of Narend...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Signature scents: heritage calls

Melbourne is telling the world to stop and smell the Vegemite. This iconic Australian breakfast spread has for long been a bone of contention — some tear up at its harsh aroma while others choke...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 30.08.21

Kumbh: Non-bailable warrants against 3

A Haridwar court has issued non-bailable warrants against Mallika and Sharat Pant of Max Corporate services and Dr Navtej Nalwa of Nalwa Path Labs in connection with fake Covid tests conducted during ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.08.21

U'khand: officials under scanner

Two officials in Uttarakhand have been suspended for their alleged involvement in the fake COVID-19 testing scam during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Then Mela officer (medical and health) Dr Arjun Sin...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Dehradun


Opinion  /  Published 01.07.21

Breathless praise: NTF cheer for govt

Evaluation of any sort needs to be objective. Without objectivity, assessments lack clarity and teeth and can fall prey to partisanship. This kind of impartiality is especially critical when it comes ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.21

The NEP and the end of student life

In his first essay on the ongoing pandemic, published in Il Manifesto on February 26, 2020, the noted Italian philosopher, Giorgio Agamben, described the Covid-19 crisis as “The Invent...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Time of blind faith in the age of reason

In the time of Covid, we all live in a state of heightened uncertainty and anguish. There are problems relating to our health that each of us must take care of. There are fears about the health of our...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 14.06.21

Troublesome copycats

There is no dearth of media coverage of inappropriate behaviour on the part of people in respect to Covid-19. But that has not stopped our blatant disregard for such norms as maintaining social distan...
By Indranil De

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.21

Inferences that could've helped with second wave

Perception (pratyaksha) and inference (anumana), two essential parts of Indian epistemology, can be used, with a little tweaking, to understand the pandemic. Inferences from memories of previous pande...
By A. Raghuramaraju


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