Books  /  Published 07.03.21

Chai pe Charcha (Lest we forget)

By Alana Hunt in

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.21

Faith and great crossings

My newly-wed grandmother was about my age when she crossed a river of blood, the deepest gash on the nation’s body politic, to start her life over in a new land. In my handed-down consciousness,...
By Dibyangee Saha in

Culture  /  Published 07.02.21

‘Liberation (war) didn’t mean we lived happily'

1963: Rana is born to Abdul Wahed Chowdhury and Anoara Begum in Bangladesh’s Rangpur 1978: Completes high school from Rangpur Government Girls’ High School 1984: Does her master’s ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.21

Partition: memories for the future

Nations have their own ways of dealing with memories of trauma. For the newly independent India, a project of silence seemed necessary for the project of the nation-state. Indeed, there may be some se...
By Manas Ray in

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Ninety eight and still going strong

So popular is he that a couple of years ago they had to carve out space from their garden and build an extra living room just to accommodate his unending guests. Even during the pandemic he gets phone...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

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 23.08.20

One for all: Against ‘Us versus Them’

By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Books  /  Published 17.07.20

An enigma on screen and a hero off screen

For much of the Sixties, Rajendra Kumar strode the Hindi film world like a colossus. Therefore, it is surprising that not much has been written about the man whose film career lasted close to 45 years...
By Devdan Mitra in

Books  /  Published 26.03.20

Presenting V.P. Menon through the sparkle of embellishment

In sync with the SoPs of political biographies, which are being churned out at a fast pace and launched at glamorous events, the author diligently goes through with the de rigueur recycling compulsion...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.19

What the Assam protests mean

Some Indian liberals seem to be rather dismissive about the huge civilian protests against the citizenship amendment bill, now Citizenship Amendment Act, in Assam. They maintain that the people of Ass...
By N.P. Ashley in


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