World  /  Published 28.06.22

5 years in jail

A German court in the northeastern state of Brandenburg on Tuesday sentenced a former concentration camp guard to five years in jail. Prosecutors accused the pensioner of involvement in the murd...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 26.06.22

Yesterday again, alas

At a recent event at Calcutta’s Victoria Memorial Hall titled “Barricade and Beyond”, actor Dhritiman Chatterjee and Lal enacted parts of the English translation of Barricade. ...
By Anasuya Basu

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.22

Fake news: a political weapon

Fake news could have been fun. Inhabitants of a time and place seething with fake news of the crude kind supplied with ‘malice aforethought’ may be excused if they yearn for more gripping ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.22

Letters to the editor: The vilification of Amber Heard in court battle with Johnny Depp

Parallel trial   Sir — Even before the defamation trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp began, public opinion was already firmly tilted in favour of the latter. Heard was branded as manipu...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Burning bright: The practice of book-burning

The image of Margaret Atwood with a flamethrower in her hands in a short video cannot but evoke scenes of book-burning from the two film adaptations of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451,...
By The Editorial Board


World  /  Published 10.05.22

Putin defends invasion

President Vladimir V. Putin used his Victory Day speech on Monday to try to channel Russian pride in defeating Nazi Germany into support for this year’s invasion of Ukraine. But contrary to some...
By Anton Troianovski

World  /  Published 21.03.22

Russian forces deport thousands of Ukrainians

Russian forces are forcibly deporting thousands of residents against their will to Russia, officials and witnesses in the bombed and besieged coastal city of Mariupol in Ukraine said on Sunday. With ...
By Valerie Hopkins, Marc Santora in Lviv, Ukraine

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.22

Two visions: The road ahead for India

Every year, January 30 brings back memories of a history that has shaped the destinies of billions. In India, one is normally not aware that it was on January 30, 1933 that Adolf Hitler was formally a...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.22

Monument to Bengal’s hero not an offering to Bengal

The Parakram Diwas celebrations recalled for me an encounter with two octogenarian Indian National Army veterans at the then newly-built memorial at Singapore’s Esplanade. “I belong to his...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

World  /  Published 22.01.22

80 years ago, Nazis planned ‘final solution’

On January 20, 1942, 15 high-ranking officials of the Nazi bureaucracy met in a villa on Lake Wannsee on the western edge of Berlin. Nibbles were served and washed down with cognac. There was only one...
By Katrin Bennhold in Berlin


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