Swami Vivekananda
Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.21

Give no space to hatred, students told

Economist Kaushik Basu spoke about India's tradition of “openness, tolerance and compassion” that Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna embodied and stressed the need to say no to hatr...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Bhagavad Gita and Indian national movement

It feels strangely disquieting to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav amidst the untold suffering caused by the pandemic. Perhaps the anxiety about an uncertain present and an even more unpred...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.21

Strong Opposition central to democratic edifice

Opposition parties are a fundamental aspect of democracy. A distinctive feature of democracy lies in dealing with difference. Kautilya and Machiavelli, two authorities on Statecraft, treated differenc...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.21

Agri reform necessary, as is farmers’ agency

Agriculture and education are two unique and enduring achievements of human beings. The former nourishes our bodies, the latter our minds; these are two essential aspects of human existence. While agr...
By A. Raghuramaraju

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Bengal is caught in a war

Realistically speaking, I do not envisage the contentious time we are passing through will end very soon. The elections will be over in one way or another, but be sure, Bengal will see an exacerbation...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta


Culture  /  Published 18.04.21

I have to live after I die: Sankar

1933: Sankar is born in Bongaon, in North 24-Parganas district, then known as Jessore district The family moves to Howrah soon after. He attends Howrah Zilla School and then Howrah Vivekananda Instit...
By Anasuya Basu

Calcutta  /  Published 28.02.21

‘Vivek Yatra’ starts from February 28

A visit to Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house in north Calcutta on a tram followed by a trip to Belur Math on a launch and back — this is how you can spend your Sunday, starting February ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.02.21

Gandhi & Bose: Parallel lives

It was the Jallianwalabagh massacre in 1919 that aroused Gandhi’s nationalist consciousness and he returned the medal. And during the Khilafat Movement the same year, he became immersed in polit...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 31.01.21

'Govt schemes in line with Vivekananda’s vision'

India is now providing solutions to world’s problems from the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, citing a list of measures taken by his government....
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Swamiji did not exhort us to arise, awake and stop not blaring music till eardrums of those in distress burst

The message of Swami Vivekananda is more relevant now than ever before. On Swamiji’s 158th birth anniversary on Tuesday, what used to be a solemn celebration was transformed into a show of comp...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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