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India  /  Published 14.12.19

Different protest voices at Jantar Mantar

Thousands of agitators packed into Jantar Mantar Road on Saturday, filling up every inch of what would be half the size of a football ground, as multiple demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendm...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.06.19

What's in a name? Often, it is caste

Sometime ago there was a bit of trouble in registering South Indian names on the income tax department’s portal for getting a permanent account number — the portal refused to register the applican...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy in

Entertainment  /  Published 05.08.19

Get set to feel the ABBA vibe

The 2008 film Mamma Mia! was nothing less than an out-and-out cultural reappraisal of ABBA’s music, proving the Swedish quartet’s enduring gloriousness. As much as in the 1970s and 80s, their musi...
By Mathures Paul in

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.18

A world of meaning in the name Ashok

We bear the names we bear forever. They are us, our identity. And yet they are the one thing about us we are not responsible for. They have, after all, been thought of, chosen for us by those who have...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.19

A naming debate longer than the longest bridge

Allahabad became Prayagraj last week, in time for the Kumbh mela at the confluence (prayag) of the Yamuna, Ganga and mythical Saraswati, starting a week from now. In this season of ‘naming’, the C...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Books  /  Published 06.02.19

Andre Aciman on his book, Call Me By Your Name

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By Shrestha Saha in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.18

Mamata Banerjee alleges Centre name duplicity

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday criticised the Centre for “delaying” the approval to change the name of the state to Bangla in Bengali, English and Hindi, a proposal sent over a year a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.10.19

Durga Puja: A gigantic annual exhibition

Twenty-one years ago, the artist, Vivan Sundaram, took over the Durbar Hall of the Victoria Memorial to create a massive site-specific installation titled Journey towards Freedom: Modern Bengal, which...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.18

In New India, places belong only to the rulers

Dictionaries, everyone knows, have to be regularly updated. Not just to include new words but also to throw out words that have become unfamiliar through disuse. Or misuse. The word ‘democracy’, f...
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