West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

MLA minority jab at government

Forward Bloc MLA Ali Imran Ramz on Thursday alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government had done little for the development and uplift of Muslims in Bengal.Speaking in the Assembly, the Chakulia MLA s...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 13.03.20

Minorities in India: A prolonged fight for fairness

The book under review primarily is a historical reading of the institutional configuration envisaged for the governance of minorities in post-colonial India. It underlines the fact that the framework ...
By Zubair Ahmad in

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.19

With great majority comes great responsibility

A new Lok Sabha and a befitting new tone. In his first speech after the Bharatiya Janata Party won 303 of the 542 seats in Parliament, Narendra Modi spoke of leaving bitterness behind. That Mr Modi wi...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 25.05.19

Narendra Modi’s minority outreach

Narendra Modi tried to shake off his divisive image and reach out to the minorities on Saturday as he prepared to start his second innings as Prime Minister, setting his MPs and government the “chal...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.19

A slice of Jewish Calcutta

Although there are less than twenty or so Jewish people in Calcutta, there are three synagogues. The Neveh Shalome, the Beth El and the Magen David exist rather close to one another in what was once c...
By Jael Silliman in

North East  /  Published 10.05.19

Route eased for NRC applicants

NRC applicants can now submit their documents/biometrics at the nearest NRC seva kendras for verification.A notice issued by the home and political department of the Assam government said those who ha...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

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

India  /  Published 30.03.19

Lawyer’s call to hold police to account

A lawyer who represented the survivors of a three-decade-old massacre of dozens of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh has called for holding police to account as she spoke on the long battle for justice that le...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

The blurred line between violence and justice

Indians are often unable to tell the difference between vengeance and the popular notion of justice. As a result of this, the use of violence and torture on undertrial prisoners and suspects in custod...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

A talk to demonise Muslims: Banerjee

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Nobel laureate and Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has said the talk from “the fringes of the ruling part...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta


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