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

India  /  Published 11.02.21

Hamid Ansari sees threat to rule of law

Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari has said “strident nationalism has taken over the political and cultural landscape and is making India intolerant, arrogant and insecure and undermining frater...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 07.02.21

Cricket nationalism is historical in nature

To watch Test cricketers being conscripted into a Twitter chorus aimed at foreign critics of the Indian government, in the name of the Nation, is embarrassing and strange. But nationalism isn’t ...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.21

The prescient Poet: Modi-Shah invoke Tagore

  Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and the Bharatiya Janata Party as a whole are known for conflating Hindutva with nationalism. Many BJP leaders, including Modi, have employed phrases, idioms...
By S.N. Sahu

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.21

Familiar taste: the Roman ‘thermopolium’

Sir — What’s in a name? That which ancient Romans called a ‘thermopolium’ in 79 CE, we could just as easily call a dhaba in 2020 CE. A food stall that was buried when...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 30.09.20

Life is out there: Sense of being Indian

Kamala Harris, an American politician and lawyer who is partly Indian in origin, is the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nominee for the 2020 presidential elections in the United States of A...
By Shyam G. Menon

India  /  Published 27.09.20

‘Scapegoats are required as a diversion’

By Romila Thapar


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