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Opinion  /  Published 18.12.21

History’s ironies: Two-nation theory reborn

This month, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of East Pakistan. Although freedom fighters in exile had announced a ‘Provisional Government of Bangladesh’ as early as April 1971...
By Ramachandra Guha

Culture  /  Published 28.11.21

Lines And Control

The balloon seller and lozenge vendor created the impression of a Sunday picnic, but it was actually a queue. One long line for applications for Lakshmir Bhandar, the cash transfer scheme recently lau...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 29.10.21

Dissecting a tragedy

What the readers are also reminded of is the old triangular rivalry, first between the linguistic nationalism of the Assamese and Bengali-speakers. A second dimension was added to this with the growth...
By Pradip Phanjoubam

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

‘Refugee Durga’ speaks same as maternal devi

The evocative idol of Durga as a refugee being transported in a truck together with her children and her belongings is a far cry from Goddess Durga, all-powerful, astride a lion. But this is precisely...
By Arghya Sengupta

World  /  Published 15.10.21

Sheikh Hasina makes plea for India vigil on hate

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said neighbouring countries like India should also be vigilant to ensure that religion is not used to divide people, against the backdrop of communa...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

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Books  /  Published 08.10.21

A fundamental text

Gautam Bhatia examines “Citizenship and the Constitution” in the following chapter, closely analysing the “extraordinary circumstances” in which the Constitution of independent...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 27.09.21

For an open, better world

June 13, 2021, was a momentous day for the leading democracies of the world. The president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, travelled to the United Kingdom to attend the G-7 summit. On that...
By Ashim Bhuyan

North East  /  Published 25.09.21

A child’s death, CM’s 30 second

The shock came in two waves. First, one of the official victims of the police firing in Assam’s Darrang on Thursday was a child who was aged 12 years and seven months and who had collected his ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Dhalpur (Darrang)

North East  /  Published 25.09.21

No shrine but prayer for peace

Imam Mohd Taizuddin ensured that the Friday prayers went on at the masjid which was demolished during the first round of eviction on Monday to remove encroachers  in the minority-dominated settle...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Dhalpur (Darrang)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.21

‘Foreigner’ to son of Bankura

He was there till Tuesday before the Citizens for Peace and Justice (CJP) helped him secure bail. Nanda Ghosh, the CJP’s Assam chapter in-charge who had accompanied Gangadhar from the northeast...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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