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Opinion  /  Published 29.07.21

Other voices

As both rage and outrage continue to build over the Pegasus surveillance scandal; as connections are made between the unauthorized hacking of phones and the insertion of malware into the laptops of th...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 28.07.21

History, streets and their strange seductions

Did an Unidentified Flying Object land in the vicinity of Patparganj, East Delhi, on a rainy, deliciously pleasant night earlier this month? A wide-eyed visitor, returning and rediscovering Delhi afte...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.21

Jean-Luc Godard’s brilliance and prescience

The name of Jean-Luc Godard is bandied about a lot when people discuss serious cinema. Godard as a self-indulgent director of a whole bunch of unwatchable, plotless films, or as a master, the Picasso ...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.21

Govt pronouncements resemble publicity stunts

A speaker in a television debate was deploring the paucity of hospital beds. A simple soul would have gone on to say, ‘We need more beds.’ This philosopher astutely stressed another logica...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.21

In search of actually existing fascism

When politically mobilized majorities (or politicians acting in their name) single out minorities for oppression, writers reach for historically loaded comparisons. Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán,...
By Mukul Kesavan

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Opinion  /  Published 23.07.21

Fiction over fact: Rise of the Post Truth Family

A moment of crisis is often seen as a call to realism, a summons to the moment of truth. But crisis in recent times has been more a pretext for fictions, a strengthening of stereotypes. The first sit...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Pandemic holds out challenges to political class

In its initial phase, the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic left a trail of devastation across India, leading to the Narendra Modi government being at the receiving end of international media outra...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.21

Growth pessimism fuelling nostalgia for 1991 reforms

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the 1991 reforms in India. There is intense commemoration of what is considered to have been a paradigm shift in Indian economic policies. Thirty years are rar...
By Renu Kohli

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.21

The battle for India’s civil liberties is not over

Powerful internet intermediaries began filing “compliance reports” this month, caving in to the pressure from the Government of India. The reports were in response to the new rules announc...
By Sevanti Ninan

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.21

Empress of Ancient Indian Studies

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By Gopalkrishna Gandhi


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