Books  /  Published 04.12.18

'Half Gods' by debutante novelist Akil Kumarasamy

The prose itself is a marvel because of Kumarasamy’s attention to ugliness,” The New York Times has observed about Akil Kumarasamy’s debut novel Half Gods that has created a stir in the literary...
By Shrestha Saha

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Smoke on Waters: The horrors of Marichjhnapi

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

Climate crisis management needs a holistic approach

Underestimating the depth of a problem can spell disaster when it comes to finding a solution. This misreading of a potential calamity is what seems to have happened if the findings of a study on risi...
By The Editorial Board in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.18

India lags on including migrants in education

Education is posited as a right in political systems all around the world, as it rightly should be. What then are the markers used to carry out a comprehensive assessment of this right? Should the rat...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 21.11.18

Shylla wary of refugee influx in Meghalaya

The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council on Wednesday expressed concern over the probability of refugees coming to Meghalaya from Bangladesh if the neighbouring country is submerged owing to global...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.19

Land offer for refugees on central plots

Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced regularisation of 237 refugee colonies on central government land across Bengal even as questions arose on whether the state could give freehold rights to people se...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.19

Shah pledge on NRC sets off storm in Bengal

A full-blown debate on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Bill has been ignited in north Bengal by Amit Shah’s declaration that, after Assam, the BJP would press for a simil...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

India  /  Published 10.03.20

India citizenship vs dream of free Tibet

The belief that Tibet would ultimately be free persuades many Tibetans to continue to live as refugees foregoing the opportunities that Indian citizenship offers, according to a new book.According to ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

Foreigner until proven Indian

What does it take to prove one’s identity (read citizenship) in a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic?Ask nonagenarian Amar Upadhyay, whose daughter, Baijayanti Devi, was the first wo...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.19

Life on the margins in Lesbos

Collaboration and solidarity are keywords on the island of Lesbos. Located in the east Aegean sea, it is home to more than 7,000 refugees, according to the official UNHCR reports from March 2019. The ...
By Zuri Camille de Souza


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