India  /  Published 01.01.19

Govt to wait for SC on temple: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ruled out an ordinance to pave the way for construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, stressing that the government would consider other options only after the judicial ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.19

ABVP flexes muscle in Allahabad University

The rise of RSS student wing ABVP at Allahabad University, where the Samajwadi Party union rules the roost, snowballed into the face-off that prompted the government to stop Akhilesh Yadav from visiti...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 07.01.20

Kerala homes: Not welcome

Hundreds of homes in a Kerala district have barred entry to BJP and RSS workers who are on a mass-contact drive to canvass support for the citizenship law.The resistance to the Citizenship (Amendment)...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 04.01.20

IIT Guwahati retires ‘errant’ faculty

The IIT Guwahati board of governors has decided to compulsorily retire Brijesh Kumar Rai instead of dismissing him from service.The institute on Saturday said several disciplinary proceedings had been...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

India  /  Published 03.01.20

Plot that killed boy with flag

Tractor loads of broken bricks had been brought to Sangat Mohalla and carried to rooftops and firearms collected in the days leading to the December 21 clash with anti-citizenship-act protesters that ...
By Dev Raj in Patna


Opinion  /  Published 04.02.19

A menacing glimpse of what lies in store

A central feature of the ‘New India’ being constructed by the Narendra Modi regime over the last five years has been the slow eclipse of outrage over acts that are unspeakably vicious and vile.The...
By Manini Chatterjee

India  /  Published 01.01.20

Godse not RSS? Prayer & ‘tailor’ entry test claim

The popular perception that Nathuram Godse had left the RSS to join the Hindu Mahasabha has been questioned on the basis of evidence that suggests close working relations between the two organisations...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.20

The pathology of protest

The history of how people came to be citizens through a slow process of social evolution stretches over the entire period for which the Homo sapiens have been in existence. If not quite from the begin...
By G.N. Devy

India  /  Published 26.01.19

Padma ‘no’ from Gita Mehta in election year

Writer Gita Mehta has politely declined the Padma Shri awarded to her by the Narendra Modi government in an election year, saying its timing could be “misconstrued”.“I am deeply honoured that th...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.19

Memory helps us pluralise identity

Ian Hacking, the Canadian historian of science, once claimed that governance and the control of regimes went through three phases. The first phase, which literally began with modernity, was about the ...
By Shiv Visvanathan


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