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Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

Brexit: EU must respect democratic decision

Granted, Brexit is driving everyone mad. We Brits owe all our European friends a sincere apology, a bottle of whisky and complimentary tickets to a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Hamlet. For...
By Timothy Garton Ash

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.20

Adopted victimhood

In the world that existed in my student days, Nigel Biggar, the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford, would hardly have come remotely close to being described as...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.20

One track media minds

Television studios have little patience for news which is not driven by politics, and religion-centred politics at that. The Delhi election has been a classic example of how TV anchors drove the disco...
By Sevanti Ninan

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.20

Not a river, but a pulse of being

‘Our country is named after the river Sindhu. The Greeks and later the Romans called it Indus.’ This is how a class on our geography would begin. And end.In effect, that is, for it would have put ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.20

UK now in another room

Britain has not left Europe; it has just stepped into another room. Its European role has always been complex and ambivalent. “The desire for isolation, the knowledge that it is impossible — these...
By Timothy Garton Ash

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Opinion  /  Published 10.02.20

Lying TV channels

Every period of history throws up examples of infamy and disgrace. Alongside these, you often also find visual and audio-visual nuggets of hilarity and absurdity. Sometimes the comedy comes readily cl...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.20

Blocking the way

The Aam Aadmi Party grew out of the spectacularly successful occupation of Ramlila Maidan organized by Arvind Kejriwal and his campaigning organization, India Against Corruption, in 2011. Anna Hazare...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.20

Speaking violence

Language is a strange system of signification. In it, deciding the meaning of some really difficult looking terms is relatively easier than explaining the meaning of some easy looking terms. For insta...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

Smokescreen of numbers

It’s finally time to call the bluff: the Union budget has become a completely meaningless — even misleading —exercise. Those of us who take either the pronouncements or the numbers mentioned on ...
By Jayati Ghosh

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Reimagining myths to unleash empathy

Having had his heart pierced by the goddess, where do you, dear reader, think that the spirit of Mahishasura journeys in search of refuge? It could well be Mysore.Interestingly, diverse strands of Dal...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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