Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

The crisis of language and its recovery

Does language shape thought, or does thought shape language? The answer, perhaps, is a bit of both. Without vocabulary, we cannot express ourselves in all the ways that make us human, just as phrases ...
By Priyam Marik in

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.20

Jab bhi yeh dil udaas hota hai

Oh, but you must. It cannot be any other way. Do you ever feel? You must. A twinge. A pinch. A tug. Chalo, a bug. No? It must bite, all that you’ve done, or get done. If to nothing else, to your...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.20

Learning to unthink in pursuing knowledge

The uproar over fast-tracking a Covid-19 vaccine exposes a deepening malaise in India’s knowledge order. Less momentous examples have become endemic to our scholarship and research. We are growi...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.20

A common thread

Arguably the two greatest modern Bengalis were Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore. Both have had a colossal and still enduring influence on their state, their country, and the world. Tagore and...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

Hindutva: Towards a problematic unity

Hegemony of any ideology or political formation is possible when it can offer a vision that can potentially cut across existing social and economic divisions in society. Ideologies offer a moral visio...
By Ajay Gudavarthy and Prakash Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Principle of reservations turned upside down

Affirmative action is based on constructive principles. According to the Constitution, reservations are for groups which are less developed economically and educationally than the mainstream. The idea...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.19

Triple murder probe row

Police on Thursday said the preliminary investigation into the murder of a couple and their child in Murshidabad on Tuesday pointed to “personal reasons” being behind the crime, and that “no pol...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.18

Isn't bipartisanship the biggest revolution?

Diksha Bijlani is a former Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow, a graduate in Applied Psychology from Gargi College, Delhi University, and a student of Masters in Public Policy...
By Diksha Bijlani in

Opinion  /  Published 30.09.18

Speeding bikes are a menace in the city

Sir — Speeding bikes are a menace in the city. The sight of young, helmet-less men whizzing past vehicles is quite common in night-time Calcutta. Lax surveillance on the part of law-keepers is but o...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

The perfect pronoun: singular ‘they’

I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks ni...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in


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