News  /  Published 24.04.22

Friendship over iftar at Nimtala mosque

Surrounded by a string of temples, near the Nimtala crematorium on the banks of the Hooghly, stands a 274-year old mosque. The Niyamatullah Ghat Masjid was the venue of an iftar on Saturday. The get...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.04.22

Kolkatans nourish bonds over iftar

A group of Kolkatans, mostly Hindus, hosted an iftar for their Muslim neighbours in central Kolkata on Friday. A makeshift pandal had been set up on a slice of Tarachand Dutta Street, near Nakhoda mo...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.04.22

A Gandhian’s 3-decade-old iftar tradition

Of the many iftars across the city during Ramazan, one in Ballygunge stands out. An 80-year-old man, Hindu by birth, has been hosting the iftar for the past three decades. The spread is vegetarian, l...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.22

A new template

As someone who never lost a chance to tick off my Pakistani and Middle-Eastern friends for how they treat minorities in their countries, I find it embarrassing to see my own country being increasingly...
By Hasan Suroor

India  /  Published 28.08.21

Gujarat minister's secularism fear

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has said that talks about India's Constitution, laws and secularism will last only as long as Hindus are in majority in the country, and none of the count...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad


West Bengal  /  Published 25.08.21

Bengal's secular ethos dawns on BJP leader

A key backroom strategist of the BJP for Bengal Assembly elections reportedly admitted at a closed-door meeting of the party on Monday that the central leadership had made a mistake by not heeding adv...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.21

Poise. But no, this is noise

By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.21

Keep the faith: Religion in India

The findings of the survey conducted by the Pew Research Center on religion and associated public sentiments in India are undoubtedly illuminating. The inferences cannot be dismissed easily because da...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.21

Great minds think differently

By Priyam Marik

India  /  Published 05.01.21

Kerala church jolt to Congress

An influential Church organ in Kerala has alleged that an unofficial alliance between the Congress-led United Democratic Front and a Muslim Right-wing party led to a split in Christian votes in the re...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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