India  /  Published 14.05.20

Army mulling proposal to allow 3-year tenure for civilians

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is considering a proposal to allow civilians including young working professionals to join the force for a three-year tenure as officers and in other ranks ...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.20

Unsung but unforgettable

Some lessons need to be told and retold when collective amnesia is on the prowl.As many as 40 per cent of the survivors in a study on the Partition-era violence had said the members of the other commu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.19

The NRI: Consumer of civilizations

Sociological categories are not invented; they are born. They emerge out of the womb of a dynamic society bawling for attention. As categories, they are both archetypes and caricatures, they capture t...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

India  /  Published 17.10.19

Patriotism lesson? Congress supported abrogation, says Manmohan

The Congress does not need a certificate of patriotism from anyone, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday and then pointed out that the party voted in favour of the abrogation of speci...
By The Telegraph and PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.19

India needs another democratic upsurge

It has been argued for some time now that India’s freedom struggle constitutes its first democratic upsurge that fructified into a sovereign nation with a liberal Constitution and universal adult fr...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 15.08.19

Sonia Gandhi flags truth, non-violence & patriotism

Congress president Sonia Gandhi rued on Independence Day that millions of Indians still faced discrimination and injustice in their everyday lives and argued that the nation could not progress without...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

A republic of anger has no future

A man, a stepfather, goes out in the morning for a walk with his ‘wife’. When they return, he notices that the younger of his two stepsons — a child of four — has wet his bed. He flies into a ...
By Swami Agnivesh and Valson Thampu in

India  /  Published 07.04.19

‘Patriot’ redefined to reject pluralism: Sonia

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has lamented that patriotism is being redefined to justify discrimination and exclusion in the name of caste and religion, and those rejecting pluralism were being hailed ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.19

BJP feels safer by reinforcing chauvinism

If the Bharatiya Janata Party were not so desperate to pose as India’s only patriots, it might have accused the Congress of stealing its clothes once again. It did so with some justification on the ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 25.03.19

Modi has only two diversionary options

Those who are wondering what happened on February 26 at Balakot and how an Indian air force pilot fell captive soon after may recall the game of kabaddi. It is the only indigenous game of India and Pa...
By Jawhar Sircar in


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