North East  /  Published 17.03.19

Assam colony caught in D-voter dilemma

For the inhabitants of Bonda colony, a settlement of Garos, Hajongs and Hindu Bengalis who came to Assam as refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan and were given shelter in the state by then Prime Mini...
By Gaurav Das in Bonda (Kamrup metro)

India  /  Published 09.03.19

Ostrich hide for Nirav, rhino hide for ‘refugee’ spotters

Light has been shed on how Nirav Modi looks and lives since he posed for a group photograph with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year and soon after became one of the most infamous Indian fugitives....
By Amit Roy and our Delhi Bureau in London

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Misplaced concerns

On the day an ugly mob in Pakistan staged a demonstration outside the premises of the Nankana Sahib gurdwara and threatened to turn it into a Muslim shrine, there were concerns expressed by liberals o...
By Swapan Dasgupta

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

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


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

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


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