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 in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Things to ponder as India turns another year older

A septuagenarian citizen can, at times, be inclined towards contemplation. This holds true for nation states as well. Independent India is another year older; the nation is now 72 years old. There is ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose in

India  /  Published 26.01.19

Celebration of India’s billion ideas

The Congress ran a massive social media campaign on Republic Day, arguing that the idea of India can be defined only by constitutional principles and that nationalist posturing without faith in equali...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.11.18

Durga Puja and the myth of the universal

Gaganendranath Tagore has a fleeting presence in Mohanlal Gangopadhyay’s book, Dakhhiner Baranda. That is perfectly understandable since Gangopadhyay’s primary focus was on Gaganendranath’s equa...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.19

The minorities that can't be purged

What does a nation do with minorities that it doesn’t regard as real citizens? Hitler’s answer was genocide but modern nations have experimented with other solutions, expanding the menu of discrim...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.19

Modi regime's biggest casualty: civil society

Today, the sense of inevitability and the inexorableness of the Narendra Modi regime are obvious. It is strange to observe people recognizing a touch of Modi in them and confessing, almost quietly, th...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.19

The NRC is an attempt to redefine India's identity

Once the chariot starts rolling, it is difficult to stop it. The Union home minister’s announcement in Parliament last week that the National Register of Citizens will be carried out throughout the ...
By The Editorial Board in


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