Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Letters to the editor: Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2021

Glorious win Sir — The clash between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s Indian Premier League final made for a delightful game of cricket (“Dhoni&r...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.21

Vallabhbhai Patel and the peasantry

In 1931, the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress was held in the port city of Karachi. Vallabhbhai Patel was elected president. Early in his address, Patel remarked: “You have called ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 02.10.21

Gandhi: The salt of India’s earth

Diplomacy, it is often assumed, is the art of communicating through winks and nudges. Yet there are times when a message can be passed on without subterfuge. Consider Joe Biden’s recent remark o...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.10.21

Crucial test of civilization: how power is handled

It seems sacrilegious to say today of all days that much of the cant and corruption that shroud India can be laid at Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s door. Not that Gandhi Jayanti is left with much ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.21

Rare soul: A cricketer of conscience

By a fortunate coincidence, this column appears on the seventy-fifth birthday of the living cricketer I hold in the highest esteem. I admire him for his achievements on the field, and, perhaps even mo...
By Ramachandra Guha


Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Covid has robbed humanity of its ability to mourn

The Covid-19 epidemic has become a historical event, which we greet with awe. It has entered the global imagination as an act of crisis. Yet, at another level, Covid pretends a return to routine. The ...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.21

Remembering some teachers and their students

Teachers’ Day was celebrated on September 5. It is perhaps felicitous to recall some notable relationships between teachers and students, both within and outside the academia. In modern times, t...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.21

Year of paradoxes: A tale of two abbreviations

The present moment in our contemporary history is riddled with paradoxes. The year, 2021, marks the commencement of our existence as an independent country for over seven decades. It naturally reminds...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Taliban’s radicalism shines through quiet gestures

As Afghans who failed in the desperate stampede to flee the country are forced to come to terms with their lot, their new rulers face an even more excruciating challenge. But in reconciling their aust...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.21

True challenge: Satyameva jayate

The assurance of the triumph of truth — satyameva jayate — is inscribed on India’s national motto. Yet, in a Post-Truth polity, one in which contestation over truth —...
By The Editorial Board


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