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Ramachandra Guha
Opinion  /  Published 19.07.20

Death sentence: human exploitation beyond limits

Sir — The culling of minks on a farm where they are raised for their fur might not come as a surprise to many. But close to 1,00,000 of these creatures are being slaughtered because they contrac...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.18

And the year-end prizes go to...

The Idea Whose Time Has Come: It goes to Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, published 200 years ago in 1818 when the author was only 20. Victor Frankenstein is the...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

Waste not, want not

Sir — It was worrying to learn that poor diet is a greater threat to public health across the world than dangerous diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and measles. This finding was published in a re...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.18

Tourists are rediscovering Darjeeling

Sir — This festive season, tourists are flocking to Darjeeling. However, this was not the case even a year ago. The agitation for Gorkhaland had adversely affected the tourism industry. But relative...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.19

Sugata bats for protesting students

Students are hitting the streets against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens because the judiciary has failed them and the Opposition is in disarray, Sugata Bose, the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.03.19

TIFR salary shock

Faculty, staff and scholars at the prestigious central government-funded Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, received only half their salaries for February because of “insufficient funds...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.12.18

Guha ‘poor taste’ tag on own beef tweet

Historian Ramachandra Guha has deleted his Twitter post where he had uploaded a picture of him having beef in “BJP-ruled” Goa, saying that “it was in poor taste”.Guha said he had received thre...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.18

Regular patrolling can help prevent whale strandings

Terror strikeSir — The Punjab police should be lauded for solving the case regarding the grenade attack on Nirankari Bhawan that took place recently in Amritsar. The chief minister of Punjab, Amarin...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 04.10.18

Right now, Gandhi stuns, as does his biography

I am yet to read Laura Dassow Walls’s acclaimed 2017 biography of Henry David Thoreau. But from what I have been able to gather, it is kin to Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi 1914-1948. Both books are in...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

India  /  Published 03.11.18

Varsity to museum, the pattern shows

In the middle of a furore over the alleged threat to institutions under the Narendra Modi regime, two events that unfolded nearly 1,000km apart have signalled a further shrinking of the space for diss...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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