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Second World War
Opinion  /  Published 09.08.22

Storm shelter

Sometimes, when I think of India on the day it was born, August 15, 1947, I have the image of people starting to erect a huge,open-sided tent over a large mass of suffering human beings. The tent is m...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.22

New Churns

It’s easy to imagine Vladimir Putin coming into the shop marked ‘Sweden’, breaking some fine china accidentally on purpose, and growling: ‘Nice little shop you’ve got her...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.22

War as Art: Conflict is also clash of artistic visions

A wide-eyed world has spent all of March, named after the Roman god of war, riveted to Russia’s depredations in Ukraine. The story of this annihilation has been a montage of image and text, with...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 09.03.22

Inhuman rights

Even after the Second World War, there have been numerous conflicts between countries, civil wars within nations, and continuous instances of ethnic hatred and racial violence. The list is long: Korea...
By Anup Sinha

Books  /  Published 04.03.22

The lives of others

Book name: The Indian Contingent: The Forgotten Muslim Soldiers of the Battle of Dunkirk Author: Ghee Bowman Publisher: Macmillan Price: Rs 699 The story of the Indian participation in the two Gre...
By Madhumita Mazumdar

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Opinion  /  Published 27.02.22

Up for grabs, the Nato poser

Vladimir Putin anticipated Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by writing screeds about the essential one-ness of Russians and Ukrainians, united as they were, in his view, by a common origin in the me...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 25.01.22

Lawyer calls for hymn during Beating Retreat

Aiyar added: “There are universal feelings and sentiments which art, music, poetry and prayer express.… It touches the heart no matter where you come from and in an exquisitely composed A...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 25.12.20

Worth £660bn Brexit deal done

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted a picture of himself from 10 Downing Street, arms held aloft, announcing “the deal is done” after the UK and the EU concluded a free trade agr...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.20

Hiroshima and the hibakushas

This August it will be 75 years of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today, virus might be a scarier thing, its slow-sure devastation working across swathes of land and mindscape more feared, but...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Past connection

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The Covid-19 crisis is a mirror held up to each nation. Some, like Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand, look very fair. Many have celebrated an u...
By Timothy Garton Ash


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