Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 31.01.20

Bring Ambedkar & Gandhi together

In an interview that he gave last year, the Kannada writer (and activist), Devanur Mahadeva, urged democrats not to view Ambedkar and Gandhi as rivals and adversaries. In the journey towards true equa...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.20

Elusive political unity

During his recent visit to Calcutta, the Congress leader, P. Chidambaram, appealed to all political parties opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Register of Citizens and the Nation...
By Aditya Nigam

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.20

Dealing with Huawei: Security without strategy?

The department of telecom (DoT) initiated the process for deploying 5G in the country on December 31, 2019 by calling for trial proposals. As a part of the process, telecom operators (Airtel, Vodafone...
By Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon and Pranay Kotasthane

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.20

A quiet winner

Who would want to be a minor member of our royal family, forced to wear smocked rompers as babies then expected to compete in the modern world while everyone criticizes everything from your baths to y...
By Alice Thomson /THE TIMES, LONDON

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.20

Demolition as happy precedent

Sometimes we look at a news photograph and grasp its significance immediately. The photographs and TV footage of the Babri Masjid being demolished instantly conveyed to us Indians that our country’s...
By Ruchir Joshi


Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Misplaced concerns

On the day an ugly mob in Pakistan staged a demonstration outside the premises of the Nankana Sahib gurdwara and threatened to turn it into a Muslim shrine, there were concerns expressed by liberals o...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.20

Democracy: All for one

The last few days have been a real eye-opener, not just for the Bharatiya Janata Party but even for its critics. The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have been so massive in scale and ...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

Counterfeit world

Fiction brings perspective. Watching Yogi Adityanath glower through a threatening speech (again), I was unaccountably reminded of a science fiction novel I’d read some forty years ago: Counterfeit W...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

A note of assurance

However duplicitous the Bharatiya Janata Party’s leaders may have been over the National Population Register, the National Register of Citizens and the rumoured National Register of Indian Citizens,...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 25.12.19

Citizens not excluded

Ever since the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act escalated and covered most of the big cities in India and touched a section of the student population, some of those who are politically...
By Swapan Dasgupta


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