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Opinion  /  Published 29.05.22

Singular achievement

The 161st birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru, twice president of the Indian National Congress — 1919 and 1928 — fell on May 6, 2022. Motilal Nehru was a great parliamentarian, ...
By Praveen Davar

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

Weaponising memory

In the late 19th century, the French historian, Joseph Ernest Renan, came up with a new concept of the nation. At the time, the European understanding of the nation was anchored in racial and linguist...
By Asim Ali

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.22

Restrictive labels

I first came across a second-hand copy of Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man (1981) in a small pavement stall on College Street sometime in the mid-1980s when I was still an undergraduate...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

The Woke leader

More than five decades ago, from the mid-1960s to the early-1970s to be precise, the world was preoccupied with the war being waged by the United States of America in Vietnam. The opposition to that w...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

A new model

Whether constant electioneering has a significant impact on the quality of governance is a question worth asking. From economy to governance, there are arguments against it. As a solution, the idea of...
By Sunil Choudhary

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Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

The charm of 'BookTok'

Brief charm Sir — Like everything else in our lives, the pandemic also changed the way we read. Be it physical books or ebooks, people found comfort in the written word during periods of force...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

Too late: Death of rowers in Sarobar

The dawn of wisdom after an avoidable mishap is a double tragedy. Recently, two rowers — they were school students — drowned in the Rabindra Sarobar after their boat capsized during a Nor&...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

Tricky treat: False promise of multipolarity

On a visit to Europe in February, India’s external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, had argued for a multipolar economic order as the world’s best bet for the future. Just three months lat...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.22

The last begum

Aandhis — violent squalls raising dust and smoke — are quite common at this time of the year in the northern parts of India. Historians say that one such aandhi had been sighted in the mon...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.22

Simmering differences

Seated next to the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, and the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister Narendra Modi watched 10 other leaders on a giant screen in Toky...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi


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