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Opinion  /  Published 06.08.21

Remove the stain: A blot on the nation

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is a blot on the nation. In no nation reputed to be civilized is there a law that allows the State to pick up literally anybody and keep the person in jail for...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Disturbing implications of Stan Swamy's death

The custodial death of Father Stan Swamy, a physically frail octogenarian social worker, left me thinking, as a citizen, about its larger significance. It is obviously something to be deeply ashamed a...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.21

Mighty hearts

I have just finished reading Escape Through the Pyrenees, the memoirs of Lisa Fittko. It is an extraordinary account of a young couple, Lisa and her husband, Hans Fittko, escorting many who fled ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.21

Qatar football World Cup is controversial

On February 23, 2021, a report in The Guardian stated that more than 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to ...
By Alexis Tadié

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.21

Noxious: denigrating protesters

The history of many a nation is a testament to the transformative power of protest. India is not an exception. Some of the monumental changes experienced by India were the result of sustained public m...
By The Editorial Board

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Books  /  Published 29.01.21

Remember the ghosts of horrors past

On January 27, 1945, when the Soviet soldier, Ivan Martynushkin, and his unit arrived at Auschwitz, they had little idea what they were walking into. Auschwitz, a Nazi internment camp located 37 miles...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Sports  /  Published 25.07.20

Nazi Olympics tweet deleted

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) apologised on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Olympics. Joining a message thread ...
By AP in Geneva

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.20

On pogroms

At about 9:45 on the morning of Monday, November 7, 1938, 17-year-old Herschel Feibel Grynszpan, a stateless, unemployed Jewish refugee, living in Paris with his uncle under the perpetual fear of arre...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

The comfort of discipline: an experiment

Fifty-two years ago, as protests against the Vietnam war were snowballing, the counter-culture gaining traction, young people rebelling against the roles assigned to them in matters to do with gender,...
By Samantak Das

India  /  Published 22.06.19

75 years on, ‘that great, bitter battle’

Seventy-five years ago, two island nations from opposite sides of the world fought the Battle of Kohima, one of the bloodiest combats in history, thousands of miles from their homelands and across a t...
By Deepam Chatterjee


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