National Anthem
India  /  Published 02.02.22

Anthem: Court summons Didi

A Mumbai court on Wednesday summoned Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to appear before it on March 2 for “offences” under Section 3 of the Prevention of Insults to National ...
By Arnab Ganguly in Mumbai

India  /  Published 20.08.21

Anthem cops ‘identified’

Delhi police on Thursday claimed to have identified the three policemen who allegedly brutalised five Muslim youths and forced them to sing the national anthem “properly” during the Delhi ...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.08.21

1.5 cr Indians record, upload national anthem

More than 1.5 crore Indians have recorded and uploaded the national anthem on the government's portal to mark India's 75th Independence Day, the Ministry of Culture said on Satu...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 29.04.21

SC panel takes up abuse complaint

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken suo-motu cognisance of the alleged “use of unparliamentary language and casteist remarks” by an IIT Kharagpur teacher during an onlin...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 28.04.21

Bloody b******: 'IIT teacher' tells student

“When will you learn sense you idiotic people, prep course? I gave you one-week time. Have you caught up with my reputation? You don’t know who I am. Right? Okay. I will tell you who I am....
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur


Opinion  /  Published 16.12.20

Strange idea: tweaking the National Anthem

A maverick leader may be a political liability in an election season. The prime minister and his colleagues in the Bharatiya Janata Party — they have their eyes fixed on the approaching assembly...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.20

The music of the people: Protest songs

It’s rare for protests not to have an anthem. Anthems are an effective way of communicating the demands and the philosophy that drive protests. They create a leitmotif that can be recalled for a...
By Samir Nazareth

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.20

Death sentence: human exploitation beyond limits

Sir — The culling of minks on a farm where they are raised for their fur might not come as a surprise to many. But close to 1,00,000 of these creatures are being slaughtered because they contrac...
By The Telegraph

Arts  /  Published 08.05.20

The Anthem: What we have failed to learn

We live in a post-truth world, surrounded by deep fakes and spurious WhatsApp forwards. One cannot be sure about anything. Hence, fact checks are mandatory. But no fact check is needed to iterate the ...
By Abhirup Dam in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.19

The future of nationalism in Indian cricket

The wisest paragraph about the relationship between sport and nationalism was written by E.J. Hobsbawm: “What has made sport so uniquely effective [as] a medium for inculcating national feelings, at...
By Mukul Kesavan


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