Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Kartarpur: a modern miracle

The Kartarpur Corridor is a miracle. This safe passageway between two gurdwaras in the two Panjabs — Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Punjab and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, also known as Kartarpur Sahib, in ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.10.19

Why India is not like Nazi Germany

Travelling abroad, I recently visited a museum in the capital of the country I was visiting. The museum was dedicated to examining a horrific period of the country’s history which ended tragically f...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

The perils of pragmatism

We’re all pollsters now. A feature of political commentary in recent times has been the entrenchment of the twin ideas of a ‘base’ vote, that is people who are the ideologically committed core o...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.20

Voyages out: Hundred years of Satyajit Ray

It could have been the Lotos-eaters’ land of Tennyson’s poem. There the languid air swoons like a weary dream while travellers long to rest forever after tasting the “enchanted stem&...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.20

Drying ink

Newspapers have been accused of many things before, but never of being a potential virus carrier. As Covid-19 unleashed itself across the globe, dailies turned untouchable last month shortly after the...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 09.02.20

The cheetah returns

In January this year, the Supreme Court of India reversed its objection to the proposal to bring cheetahs from southern Africa to select sites in India. In 2013, the same august body had ruled against...
By Mahesh Rangarajan

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.20

Reality behind romance of protests

Ever since the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and, by association, any proposed National Register of Citizens and the census-linked National Population Register was kick-started in ...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.20

Revived focus on Kashmir

One of the consequences of the de-operationalization of Article 370 in August 2019 and its related actions was the resurfacing of the Jammu and Kashmir issue on the United Nations Security Council’s...
By Luv Puri

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.20

Missing Gandhi

One of the slogans of the CAA-NRC movement, “Don’t be silent, don’t be violent”, is a plain English rendering of Gandhi’s principal campaigning method, satyagraha. The challenge faced by the...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Maps of belonging: Debi Choudhurani’s sanctuary

The mid-morning sun was blinding as the car turned left at Goshala More near Jalpaiguri town. Ahead, work on a national highway barred the way forward, as machines and hard-hatted men moved about on a...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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