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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

Books  /  Published 16.07.21

The truth about lies

Wilkerson’s disturbing micro-narratives of the dominant caste’s arrogant claims of entitlement with disregard for others, its scattered sentinels in anxious surveillance of the slightest s...
By Prasanta Ray

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.21

Distraction by design

In June 2020, Patanjali Ayurved, an Indian packaged goods company, launched Coronil, an ayurvedic medication. It was marketed as a treatment for respiratory diseases, including Covid-19. Ini...
By Anindita Nag

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.20

The lingering echoes of fascism

Although Jolly Mohan Kaul wrote that “the ugly face of fascism had horrified almost all shades of political opinion in India,” I can’t imagine a conversation here such as I overheard...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

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Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Intolerance has taken hold of our minds

Heinrich Heine, one of the all-time great German writers, has a frighteningly memorable sentence: “Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen (That ...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.19

Anti-Semitism rises anew in Europe

For years, Europe maintained the comforting notion that it was earnestly confronting anti-Semitism after the horrors of the Holocaust. It now faces the alarming reality that anti-Semitism is sharply o...
By New York Times News Service

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.18

Why is so little known about Walter Liebenthal?

In Germany this summer, I visited an exhibition at the University of Tübingen, devoted to the life and work of Professor Walter Liebenthal. Seventeen large panels depicted the stages of a productive ...
By Martin Kämpchen

World  /  Published 07.04.19

New exhibit reconsiders the Weimar Republic, 100 years later

A divided nation grappling with rising inequality, new mass media and the growth of populist politics.Sounds familiar?Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic of 1919-1933, has long been regarde...
By AP in Berlin

World  /  Published 15.11.18

Einstein letter auctioned for $32000

A 1922 letter in which Albert Einstein confided his fears of the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany, more than a decade before the Nazis took power, sold at an Israeli auction on Tuesday for $32,000.“...
By Reuters in Jerusalem


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