Culture  /  Published 08.04.19

Watch horror film Us before you vote

India goes to vote in less than a week and the upcoming elections are crucial because they will decide what becomes of the idea of India and the economic, social, and moral well-being of its people fo...
By Pragya Tiwari

India  /  Published 05.01.19

How scriptures are ahead of Darwin, VC teaches science congress

Hiranyakashipu, Ravan, Bakasura, Darwinasura…. To the list of those slain by Vishnu’s incarnations has now been added the name of Charles Darwin.The Indian Science Congress on Saturday heard that ...
By PTI in Jalandhar

Bihar  /  Published 02.12.18

Mini Mahabharat on Patna's Gandhi Maidan

For Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, who stepped down recently as the Indian high commissioner in London, the cricket that he learnt at St Xavier’s School in Patna was not just a sport but part of his bring...
By Amit Roy in London

Arts  /  Published 29.05.20

Art inspired by the Mahabharata

The seduction of the Mahabharata is that, as Saoli Mitra’s play, Naathabati Anaathbat, reminds the audience, ‘juge juge hoe tar notun bykhan’ (in every age there unfold/ new meanings from the ol...
By Rita Datta

North East  /  Published 10.02.19

‘Undeclared emergency’ in India: Yashwant

Yashwant Sinha, a former BJP leader and finance and external affairs minister under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, said India was under an undeclared state of emergency under Prime Minis...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati


Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

The ancient flames of forest fires

Arjuna might have found a perfect successor in Jair Bolsonaro. If this parallel seems odd, one only has to look at images of flames leaping from the Amazon and recall the incineration of the Khandava ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

India  /  Published 28.10.18

Gita exponent who angered Sangh parivar

Swami Sandeepananda Giri, the reformist Kerala monk pilloried by trolls after his ashram faced an arson attack on Saturday, has long been a target for Sangh parivar supporters for his liberal view of ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.20

Didi refers to Dussasan to slam BJP

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday made Mahabharat and medieval Indian history references to tear into the BJP over the citizenship matrix and the party’s branding of its protesters as anti-nationals. The B...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

Culture  /  Published 11.03.20

A tale of epic rumination

By Ankit Santra

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.19

Memory helps us pluralise identity

Ian Hacking, the Canadian historian of science, once claimed that governance and the control of regimes went through three phases. The first phase, which literally began with modernity, was about the ...
By Shiv Visvanathan


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