Opinion  /  Published 07.01.20

Just beat them up

Deeds of darkness are now carried out literally in the dark. Who switched off the street lights when people wielding iron rods and hammers broke into the hostels of Jawaharlal Nehru University, woundi...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Anant Kumar Hegde and his offensive charm

In the early 1990s, whenever communal tension broke out in the port town of Bhatkal, 150 kilometres north of Mangalore, local Congress MLA Rama Narayan Naik used to hear the police talking about an An...
By V. Kumara Swamy

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.19

Stubbed out: Gandhian ideas

To think it has come to this. On January 30, the national secretary of the Hindutva outfit, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, celebrated Gandhi's assassination, garlanded the image of his assassin Nathura...
By Upala Sen in Calcutta

India  /  Published 02.01.20

Boy with flag found dead in Bihar

Sohail Ahmad bowed his head to hide his tears. “They would not honour even the national flag. My son was running with it, yet they killed him,” he said.His son Amir Hanjla, 18, was participating i...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 31.01.19

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat sees Sabari plot

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Thursday that the society was ignorant and there was a need to make it aware, referring to a “conspiracy” against Hindus while speaking of the Sabarimala fiasco.“...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

Counterfeit world

Fiction brings perspective. Watching Yogi Adityanath glower through a threatening speech (again), I was unaccountably reminded of a science fiction novel I’d read some forty years ago: Counterfeit W...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.19

Tiger, tiger

Sir — It was greatly heartening to read that Tamil Nadu’s tiger population has witnessed a four-fold increase in the past 13 years. Officials attribute this positive growth to better collection of...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 20.12.19

Blood stains UP streets

Six people have died in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh since Thursday in police action on protesters against the amended citizenship law, amid allegations that the cops appeared to be doing their best to fan...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Quota bill: An assault on the Constitution

The contrast in the reactions to two landmark decisions on the contentious issue of reservations tells us a great deal about ourselves as a people and society, of our understanding of privilege and de...
By Manini Chatterjee

Politics  /  Published 13.01.19

The challenge within Nitin

Who is this Gadkari, asked Mamata Banerjee. It was the summer of 2009, and Banerjee, who was then rail minister, was meeting a delegation from Karnataka led by the late Ananth Kumar. It was time to el...
By V. Kumara Swamy in New Delhi


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