Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

What does it mean to be Indian?

Thankfully, I happen to share with my would-be detractors an avid interest in Indian history, which helps me dispel these self-effacing albeit historically inaccurate arguments. If we go by historical...
By Debobroto Das

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.19

A formal welcome to freedom of belief

By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.19

Who belongs

Passionate public protest may turn violent, as happened in Assam; worse, it may encourage vandalism, as has been happening in West Bengal. Neither is acceptable. The West Bengal chief minister has war...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 11.01.19

Delhi HC reminds Centre India is ‘secular’

Delhi High Court on Tuesday restored to an Indian-American doctor his Overseas Citizen of India card that had been cancelled following the allegation that he was preaching Christianity and carrying ou...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.10.19

Doob maro? Ha ha ha!

A deathless rumour that Sharad Pawar has battled more than anything else in his life is of his imminent entry into the BJP. The fight he put up in this Maharashtra election, probably his last electora...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Beyond secularism

The 2019 parliamentary election results that helped the Narendra Modi regime to return to power with greater majority have reinforced the expansion of the Hindu Right ideology and its growing acceptan...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

Opinion  /  Published 16.11.18

Sanskritising films: A to-do list for Yogi Adityanath

One place that will soothe Yogi Adityanath’s eyes, tired of spotting Muslim names everywhere, is the list of the earliest Hindi films. The first years look like edicts of Hindutva now, though they c...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.19

Are our minds irreversibly Talibanized?

‘Communal riots’ is one of the frequently used terms in India’s political discourse and administrative parlance. There have been communal riots since Independence and riots even before Independe...
By G.N. Devy


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