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Shaheen Bagh
Calcutta  /  Published 16.02.21

Symbol of vigil passes away

A woman who was instrumental in starting one of the longest vigils against the citizenship regime died on Monday. Asmat Jamil, in her early 50s, was synonymous with the sit-in at Park Circus Maidan a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.21

Faith and great crossings

My newly-wed grandmother was about my age when she crossed a river of blood, the deepest gash on the nation’s body politic, to start her life over in a new land. In my handed-down consciousness,...
By Dibyangee Saha in

Books  /  Published 29.01.21

Shaheen Bagh: like no other

By all accounts, it was a defining moment that Independent India has not seen before. The political scientist, Zoya Hasan, and the writer, Nayantara Sahgal, liken it to the freedom struggle; only this...
By Anita Joshua in

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.21

Winter vigils against bigotry in India

Both movements filled a political vacuum created by the massive electoral success of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the consequent disarray in and demoralization of Opposition parties. The absolute ma...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Entertainment  /  Published 31.12.20

Gal Gadot: Bilkis Bano is my 'Wonder Woman'

However, she later deleted it, but the post on her feed still features the octogenarian. Earlier this year, Bilkis, popularly known as the Shaheen Bagh Dadi, also featured in the Time magazine as one...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 30.12.20

Shaheen Bagh shooter in and out of BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday admitted into its fold Kapil Gujjar -- the man who had allegedly opened fire in the air during the anti-CAA protests at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, during the e...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

A new harvest: moral economy of agriculture

The farmers strike of 2020 as an event was a collage of multiple narratives. It tempted one to compare it to the story of the seven blind men and the elephant. As reportage, it lacked the solidity of ...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 13.12.20

Chinese whisper

It all boils down to lip-sync. And that’s what external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava seemed to be saying last week when he said of India’s continuing standoff...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 03.12.20

Kangana sued for ‘dadi’ tweet

A member of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee on Thursday sent a legal notice to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweet allegedly targeting farmers protesting against the new farm laws. ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Mumbai

India  /  Published 03.12.20

Leadership unbending, doubts in BJP ranks

The BJP leadership continued to adopt an unbending position on the new farm laws amid murmurs of “miscalculation” from some within the party and the RSS, as the farmers’ protest inte...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


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