West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.19

Belief in freedom of choice in college admission forms

Humanity, secular, non-religious, aethism — these are some of the options city colleges are offering aspiring students while filling in admission forms. Bethune College has added “humanity” as ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar and Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

Top class show by England

Sir — England, who are the favourites to lift the World Cup this time, got off to a flying start in their inaugural match against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday. The co-hosts of the tournament...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

The Left now faces the prospect of extinction

Look to the leftSir — In the article, “Path to resurrection” (July 10), Prabhat Patnaik raises some pertinent points in the context of the current political situation in India. At present, secul...
By The Telegraph

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

Opinion  /  Published 14.03.19

Religion is anti-rational and repressive

It took Europe several centuries of bloodbaths to realize that religion is a cause of destruction and disunity and a hindrance to progress and welfare. The birth of the secular vision happened in this...
By Swami Agnivesh


Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Defining the secular out of the conversation

In about three months, in the middle of May, Indians will find out if Narendra Modi’s first term was a fevered interregnum or the foundation of a Second Republic. If the BJP wins a stable majority e...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

A note of assurance

However duplicitous the Bharatiya Janata Party’s leaders may have been over the National Population Register, the National Register of Citizens and the rumoured National Register of Indian Citizens,...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.20

Reaffirmed: Faith in secular fabric

By Jhinuk Mazumdar and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.19

Didi reads pulse, tailors response

“Secularism”, “democracy” and “humanism” playing on her lips, Mamata Banerjee on Thursday showered praise without reserve on the students of the country and pledged her full support to the...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Religion and politics have become intertwined in India

What has changed since September 2018? The question has to be asked because of the outcome of the Sabarimala temple review hearing. Or its lack. In a judgment split three to two, the Supreme Court ben...
By The Editorial Board


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