India  /  Published 26.09.20

‘Scapegoats are required as a diversion’

By Romila Thapar in

Opinion  /  Published 30.08.20

Greedy: 'Vaccine nationalism'

Nationalism is an evolving phenomenon. That perhaps explains the reason for its various mutations. Among these new forms, ‘vaccine nationalism’ has, understandably, raised concern around t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

The life of a patriot is easy in New India

Patriotism used to be serious business. Whether it was giving one’s life for the cause of the country and its people or working on the ground, educating the masses, protecting the environment and ig...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Renaming India plea to be treated as representation: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Centre should treat as a representation a plea which sought a direction to amend the Constitution and replace the word India with 'Bharat' or 'Hindustan'.The pl...
By PTI in New Delhi

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 19.06.19

Anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise

We can start by reducing the anxieties of the working and middle classes through policies that bolster the social safety net, reduce inequality and help prepare and retrain workers for jobs in the inf...
By Robert Schertzer in

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Why anti-colonial nationalism matters today

The concept of nationalism that informed India’s anti-colonial struggle was a unique and unprecedented idea. There were at least three ways in which it was the very opposite of the concept of nation...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.19

Film on conflict that lost crew members to bombings

A 142-minute war feature that had its world premiere at Kolkata International Film Festival on Monday stood out for its theme, which claimed even some of the makers of the film.The End Will Be Spectac...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 16.04.19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to fulfil promises: Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has 'failed' to fulfil the promises made during the past five years.'The promises Modi made to you, he has not fulfilled, but A...
By PTI in Pathanapuram


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