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

Arts  /  Published 18.05.20

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 in Calcutta

India  /  Published 14.05.20

Army mulling proposal to allow 3-year tenure for civilians

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is considering a proposal to allow civilians including young working professionals to join the force for a three-year tenure as officers and in other ranks ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.20

Multiple threats: a virus-induced surge in shrill nationalism

The human body is vulnerable to the coronavirus that is raging across the world. But Covid-19 is, seemingly, threatening the body politic of the global order as well. There is evidence of authoritaria...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 22.02.20

Bharat Mata, in Jawaharlal Nehru eyes

Nationalism and the slogan of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” are being misused to construct a “militant” idea of India that excludes millions of its citizens, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said o...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.02.20

Congress gives RSS a lesson in ‘nationalism’

The Congress has said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is feeling compelled to distance the outfit from “nationalism” because the Sangh parivar subscribed to a flawed concept instead of embracing Mahatma ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.20

Populism is not for the people

A discussion on democratic politics is not complete without references to populism. ‘Populism’, however, creates more confusion than clarity. The term is indiscriminately used in the media but sel...
By Nirupam Hazra in

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.20

Unsung but unforgettable

Some lessons need to be told and retold when collective amnesia is on the prowl.As many as 40 per cent of the survivors in a study on the Partition-era violence had said the members of the other commu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.01.20

Veneer off on world stage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a bad day on the global stage with an ace investor and a leading business magazine separately calling out his government as a threat to the open society and to the sur...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.20

A fight for old India

The ongoing nationwide agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is a solemn occasion to study the values of Indian nationalism. Those protesting against the CAA are not just Muslims but also ...
By Prabhash Ranjan in


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