Opinion  /  Published 05.01.21

Balancing act: France’s laïcité challenges

In The Class, a 2008 French drama-film, a middle-aged, white, male teacher emphasizes the French identity of everyone present in a diverse class of young students with parental backgrounds in Fra...
By Luv Puri in

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.21

Narendra Modi never wastes a crisis

2020 has been a bad year for the health of Indians and for the health of Indian democracy too. The Modi-Shah regime, which is authoritarian by instinct and belief, has used the pandemic to further und...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

The boot’s on the secular face

Insightful commentators on our politics have tried to make sense of the unyielding vishwas that people repose in the country’s leadership despite economic devastation, a humiliating mi...
By Mathew John in

Opinion  /  Published 25.12.20

Arts of giving: season of golden promises

They came bearing gifts. Christmas: time for the Magi, wise men from the East, to come with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Or just one magus, coming to the east from elsewhere. Gold is for ea...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.20

No difference: Mr Modi's AMU speech

Few can match the prime minister of India in inspiring speeches. Speaking on the occasion of the centenary of Aligarh Muslim University, Narendra Modi celebrated the institution as a mini India in its...
By The Editorial Board in


India  /  Published 23.12.20

Modi sermon on ‘naya Bharat’

Vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor pointed out that Modi was the first Prime Minister in the last 56 years to participate in a celebration of AMU. He hailed Modi as a “visionary leader dedicated to s...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.12.20

Modi: Politics can wait, development can't

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said political and ideological differences should be set aside for the sake of national goals, asserting that politics can wait but development cannot. Address...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Aligarh

India  /  Published 22.12.20

AMU told: No reason to brag about PM

Celebrated historian Irfan Habib has said it’s “not a matter of pride” for Aligarh Muslim University that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the inaugural event of its centen...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 18.12.20

Modi to be chief guest at AMU centenary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations on December 22 of Aligarh Muslim University, where police had brutalised students protesting against the Centre&rsquo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 08.12.20

There’s a lot in a name

By Sabir Ahamed in


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