Opinion  /  Published 17.07.20

Shared treasure

The significance of historical monuments is seldom limited to the domain of aesthetics. Edifices and artifacts have, in the course of history, been appropriated by political projects. In fact, it can ...
By The Editorial Board

People  /  Published 02.03.19

Secularism is an ongoing process: Carlo Ginzburg

Three pigeons peeped down from the upper reaches of Victoria Memorial’s Eastern Quadrangle as the ceremonial introductions continued. They would have been lost in the darkness but for the marble of ...
By Upala Sen in Calcutta

India  /  Published 10.06.20

Govt destroying secular democracy, says Chomsky

American theoretical linguist and political thinker Noam Chomsky has accused the Narendra Modi government of “destroying the Indian secular democracy and imposing a racist creed”.This is, however,...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Things to ponder as India turns another year older

A septuagenarian citizen can, at times, be inclined towards contemplation. This holds true for nation states as well. Independent India is another year older; the nation is now 72 years old. There is ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose


West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.20

Secularism won many debates, wins one more

A thumping majority defeated the motion that “Secularism is a sham” at Calcutta Club on Friday evening. Politicians, former bureaucrats, ordinary Indians and activists spoke at the Calcutta Debati...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.01.20

Letter to PM from Bangladesh: Don’t divide people

Momtaz Jahan, a Bangladeshi academic, has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reminding him of the secular tradition of India and urging him not to “create artificial rules or wa...
By Momtaz Jahan

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.10.19

‘Planned lynch in Khunti’

An umbrella outfit of many organisations, the South Asia Forum for Federation of Religion or Belief (India chapter), revealed on Saturday the findings of its fact-finding team on the September 22 mob...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

India  /  Published 09.11.19

Secularism not easy to crush: Academic

Neeti Nair, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia, the US, had waited long past midnight for India’s Supreme Court to deliver the Ayodhya verdict. Nair, who graduated in histo...
By G.S. Mudur

India  /  Published 14.01.19

Vindicated, doctor relives ‘darkest’ day

The Indian-American doctor deported three years ago on charges of preaching Christianity and conducting conversions has told The Telegraph it took him and his family a long time to recover from being ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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