Opinion  /  Published 29.10.19

Viewing forests as a revenue source: colonial hangover

Much like the colonial administration, the Indian State continues to perceive forests as a source of revenue...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.19

Gandhi, the resurrected saint

Gandhi’s legacy is beginning to make sense in a violent West Bengal...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

How remorse could be made more meaningful

Can atonement truly compensate for the losses — moral, cultural and economic — suffered by the subjects of an imperium?...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Migration in a post-democratic world

It is worth noting that India sends out more migrants into the world than any other country...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 19.08.19

Tokyo-Seoul tiff is not really about trade

Like Trump’s trade war, the Japan-South Korea clash threatens to destabilize both East Asian security and the global market...
By Gwynne Dyer


Opinion  /  Published 25.07.19

Decolonizing the language of the courtroom

Courtroom etiquette need not be divorced from the idea of equality, which is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

The national sartorial disaster

More than 70 years after Independence, we have not been able to discard the colonialism in our wardrobes...
By Soumitra Das

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Why anti-colonial nationalism matters today

Hindutva ‘nationalism’ is a throwback to European nationalism of the last couple of centuries...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.18

Relics of a past that was never ours

Racism is built into the English language. Can Asians who are deeply involved with it escape the perils of its embrace?...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.18

Calcutta's rules of falling: old crumbles, new towers

First, a snazzy wall comes up around a crumbling house. Then a board with a name that sounds English, but free from its tyranny, a triumph of postcolonialism...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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