Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

A citizen objects

My father was a brilliant metallurgist who worked for the Tatas. We lived in Jamshedpur and would go for long walks. He loved the forests around the city. I remember one evening as we walked, the Tata...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

In memoriam: Remembering is never easy

The perfectly normal process of getting to know another person is something each one of us has done hundreds, if not thousands, of times in our life, and a lot of it has to do with trying to discover ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.20

Death of conscience: Rule of law and Hathras

It is that time of the year again when Durga, the mother goddess, returns home. This year, Durga, the manifestation of strength (shakti), peace (shanti) and wisdom (buddhi), returns to take the p...
By Arghya Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.20

The stakes are high: Covid-19 crisis as opportunity

Crises represent danger, inflict losses that can be universal and yet disparate, and involve expenditures. They divert attention from other issues and priorities, often uncovering new or neglected iss...
By Renu Kohli in

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.20

Remote control: Is govt subverting TV regulation?

The news broadcasting business is under the scanner, and on the face of it, it looks like we are at a tipping point for the industry. The Supreme Court and high courts are examining news broadcasts ev...
By Sevanti Ninan in

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.20

People’s president: K.R. Narayanan’s legacy

By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Shared trajectory: Lalu & Modi’s political graph

The popularity of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, continues to baffle his critics. They ask — ‘what did Modi create in these six years?’ But that is the wrong question to ask. His...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.20

Old anxieties: Reflections on October 16

The division of the British Indian province of Bengal was formally promulgated on October 16, 1905 despite the political opposition to it in the country. However, the division was short-lived and the ...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.20

Testing times: Festivities can worsen Covid crisis

Last Thursday, October 8, large parts of Calcutta were brought to a halt in the wake of a planned march on Nabanna, the headquarters of the West Bengal government, by the state Bharatiya Janata Party....
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.20

Dangerous hunger: Farm bills & food security

The three agriculture bills rushed through Parliament by the Narendra Modi government seek to bring peasant producers into direct contact with corporate buyers without any intervention by the State. T...
By Prabhat Patnaik in


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