Opinion  /  Published 26.01.22

Britain’s identity war

“Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler/... If you think old England’s done...” — the lyrics of a popular war-time ditty encapsulate the tensions around European identity a...
By Ravi Shankar Jayaram

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.21

Rise up: Journalism

It should not take a public intervention from the Chief Justice of India for the country’s news media to seriously reflect on their current state. Speaking at a book release last week, N.V. Rama...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.12.21

Nationalists have Kangana's vote

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Saturday said that she does not belong to any party but will campaign for nationalists. She was speaking to reporters after visiting the Shri Krishna Janamsthan he...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mathura

India  /  Published 03.12.21

Marks loss fear as CBSE answers contradict book

Answers that the Central Board of Secondary Education has prescribed for two questions in the sociology paper of its ongoing first-term Class XII board exams are at odds with the content of the board&...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 29.10.21

Fables of false glory

The essays in the present volume are compiled in two sections — “Nationalism in History” and “The Perils of Nationalism”. In the first section, there are multiple excerpt...
By Iman Mitra


Opinion  /  Published 01.10.21

Future wish list for a post-Covid world

The opening lines of a popular song by Tears for Fears go like this: “Shout! Shout! Let it all out!/ These are the things I can do without!” This raucous, elemental voicing of protest in &...
By Amir Ali

India  /  Published 09.09.21

Kerala university bans 'anti-national' lectures

The Central University of Kerala has threatened teachers and employees with disciplinary action for any “anti-national” lectures or statements. “The faculty members/employees should...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

For the nation: Populist nationlism

The debate on the line separating nationalism and patriotism is an old one. But it endures. No less than Rabindranath Tagore had scoffed at the scourge of narrow nationalism, calling it “carnivo...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.04.21

The logic of Hindu nationalism

By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.21

China blends fascism with secular traits

By Mukul Kesavan


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