Mao Zedong
Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Disturbing implications of Stan Swamy's death

The custodial death of Father Stan Swamy, a physically frail octogenarian social worker, left me thinking, as a citizen, about its larger significance. It is obviously something to be deeply ashamed a...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.21

The passing of the Vietnam generation

Occasionally, an event takes place which illuminates in a flash of light the appalling injustice amidst which we live in this world every day of our lives. Such an event changes the way we look at the...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.21

Birthday bumps: Xi on 100 years on CCP

Centenary birth celebrations of a behemoth have begun. The Chinese Communist Party — its gargantuan reach affects the lives of 92 million people — has turned 100 and remains, by all accoun...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

How the hard Right mimics the hard Left

I have been reading the memoirs of Dora Russell, a pioneering British feminist and educationist. These were published in three volumes, of which I have just finished the first. This covers her upbring...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.21

When they met their mothers

How many of us ever imagine our mothers as young girls? Are they forever just mothers to us? The Chinese are asking themselves these questions thanks to a new movie that’s become the biggest hit...
By Neha Sahay


Opinion  /  Published 24.02.21

The elephant imitates the dragon

Speak of your global commitment to human rights while targeting minorities and cracking down on all forms of dissent at home. Talk of universalism and offer vaccines to other countries while casually ...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.21

Warming up: India-China relations

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, announced in Parliament last week that India and China had agreed to “disengage” from the conflict fault lines at Ladakh. But with the winter chill rec...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.21

China & environmental protection

Soon after taking office as the first-ever special presidential envoy for climate of the United States of America, John Kerry compared the scale of the climate crisis to that of the nuclear arms race ...
By Mahesh Rangarajan

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.20

Learning from the past: Bengal and exceptionalism

Those of us old enough to remember 1970 will recall the wall writings and agitprop that defined the political turbulence of Calcutta. The one I remember most vividly was a gigantic drawing of Mao Zedo...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 04.05.19

In China, the more things change...

By Neha Sahay


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