Opinion  /  Published 23.06.19

Swearing in. Swearing out

June 17 was Day 1 of the 17th Lok Sabha. The 320 members who took oath that day looked sober enough. Yes, Meenakshi Lekhi, who otherwise spews ire, spewed Sanskrit, but what of it? And then Pragya Tha...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 14.06.19

The biggest show on earth

I want to earn sabka vishwas. I want to give you swabhiman. I want to give you swatantrata. I will give you desh bhakti.I will give you swachhata. I will give you nari shakti. I will give you employme...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.20

'Secularism' as a handy weapon

The word, ‘secularism’, is having an exciting time in today’s India. It twists and flips, turns somersaults, is turned upside down and inside out as a handy little verbal weapon in the rhetoric ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

Sanskrit varsity gets VC

Soma Bandyopadhyay, the vice-chancellor of the West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training, will helm the Sanskrit College and University for the time being.The post of VC at the fledgling Sanskrit...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.19

Government not to showcause Sanskrit varsity ex-VC

Education minister Partha Chatterjee said chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar had advised the higher education department to “showcause” the vice-chancellor of Sanskrit College and University, Paula Baner...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


North East  /  Published 12.03.20

August 15 deadline for tol, madarsas

The Assam government on Thursday announced August 15 deadline to close down all government-run Sanskrit tols and madarsas. Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the Assembly that while the madar...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

Heritage  /  Published 09.03.19

Scholars divided on translation of Buddhist text

According to modern historians, the text was originally compiled by the great Buddhist scholar Abhyakaragupta between the 11th and 12th centuries. Abhyakaragupta was associated with the Vikramasila-ma...
By Bitan Sikdar

India  /  Published 28.01.19

Asato ma sadgamaya goes to bench

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a constitution bench two petitions that have challenged the mandatory singing of two Sanskrit and Hindi prayers in the country’s 1,200 Kendriya Vidyalayas.Pet...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.12.19

‘Medieval’ tag on BHU bullies

Senior academics have condemned as “medieval” the way a group of students from Banaras Hindu University’s main Sanskrit faculty have succeeded in bullying the campus administration into removing...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Students stand by BHU professor

Dozens of Banaras Hindu University students as well as social activists and artistes of Varanasi have expressed solidarity with assistant professor of Sanskrit Feroze Khan and condemned the “anti-co...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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