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Books  /  Published 22.12.18

Myanmar Hindus don't want to be known as Bengali

We find the place easily, the mandir the Shwezedi monk told us about. The main gate of the temple is wide open and we walk in. As we enter, my eyes sting from the wood smoke that hangs over the place ...
By Abhijit Dutta in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Eastern Europe's anti-immigrant hysteria

I first met Viktor Orbán, the not-quite-dictator of Hungary, in 1989 in Budapest — and the man who introduced us was none other than George Soros. Orbán was then a firebrand student leader, anti-C...
By Gwynne Dyer in

World  /  Published 15.11.18

Dhaka to go ahead with Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh authorities said the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled army-led violence in Myanmar will begin as scheduled on Thursday if people are willing to go, despite calls from United Nation...
By AP in Cox's Bazar

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

How interim is the budget?

Sir — The interim budget presented this election year by the stand-in finance minister, Piyush Goyal, is cleverly crafted. It seeks to lure all sections of Indian society, especially the middle clas...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 09.06.20

Shah crows CAA, CAA…

Seventy-five days of vigorous hand-washing could not remove some stains — such as pride in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday dusted off the CAA plank with ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 18.11.19

Students march against bill

Hundreds of students representing several organisations of Arunachal Pradesh took to the streets on Monday to express their resentment and opposition against the Centre’s proposal to implement the C...
By Damien Lepcha in Itanagar

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Hello, this is Saraswati calling

I was in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa last week. Why? Protesting students. There had been a delay in payments by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Before that I was in Chad, Ethiopia, Uganda...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.20

Kinds of refugees today

Going by the prevailing definition, refugees are those expelled from their homestead owing to war, religious persecution, political upheaval or similar violence. But is this an adequate understanding ...
By Manas Ray in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.19

Bengal refugee colonies get freehold rights

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday gave freehold land rights to residents of 94 refugee colonies set up on state government plots and promised a similar initiative for another 237 colonies that ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 24.09.19

Leg-up for patriots, not globalists

US President Donald Trump delivered a sharp nationalist message at the UN and assailed “globalists” on Tuesday.“If you want freedom, hold on to your sovereignty, and if you want peace, love your...
By New York Times News Service in New York


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