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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

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...
By The Editorial Board in


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