Places  /  Published 29.09.22

Ad man-turned-artist Kaushik Roy gives Jamini Roy modern stroke on Café Kolkata 32 walls

“Undoubtedly Kolkata”, said the artist who has been inspired by Jamini Roy and Gopal Ghosh. “I think Kolkata is a very artistic place. Art is appreciated and you will find a lot of y...
By Subhadrika Sen

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.22

Letters to the editor: Listening to Bhadra’s Mahishasuramardini on YouTube mars spirit

Lost meaning Sir — For those of us who are used to waking up at the crack of dawn on Mahalaya to listen to Birendra Krishna Bhadra’s Mahishasuramardini, it is disconcerting to hear the ch...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.22

India-Arab relations: Hateful remark a spoiler

One of the diplomatic successes of the Narendra Modi government over the past eight years has been the bonhomie it has cultivated with most of the Middle East, despite the Bharatiya Janata Party&rsquo...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.21

When the horde is at the gate

The mounting majoritarianism visible in politics is a characteristic feature of the times we live in. This force, manifest in riots, pogroms and lynching, preserves itself through narrow, intolerant g...
By Jyoti Dalal

Lifestyle  /  Published 29.11.21

‘Alphabetica: A Satire On Majoritarianism’ launched at Oxford Bookstore

“The impression that I got is that not only is the author very clever, but also very good. He is a good person. I think it’s a very important book considering the times we live in and all ...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


Lifestyle  /  Published 26.11.21

Typewriter’s tale, as parable and parallel

Into this deadly cocktail is added the rabble-rousing drug of imagined insult. Remember, Ypsilon’s cry of lost Phoenician glory? “Our Phoenician forefathers were just twenty-two Consonants...
By Ananda Kamal Sen

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.21

Majoritarianism in India

The principal strategy of contemporary majoritarianism is singling out a group, demonizing it as an alien fifth column, and then publicly making an example of it. In earlier columns, I’ve examin...
By Mukul Kesavan

Calcutta  /  Published 03.05.21

The song of resistance...

As an Indian citizen and an artist, I have never been able to support the activities of the BJP. Supporting the party’s politics of polarisation was out of question. I had a spontaneous inner c...
By Swadesh Misra

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.20

Into the dark: A majoritarian India

Sir — As India celebrates another year of independence today, it must be asked whether our founding fathers had envisioned the kind of future for the nation’s citizens that the latter are ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Redefining freedom, equality, and harmony

Words evolve, but evolution does not mean full-scale distortion, or an inversion of substance. But such inversion is indispensable to the majoritarian rhetoric with which Indians have grown familiar. ...
By The Editorial Board


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