Swami Vivekananda
Opinion  /  Published 18.11.20

Grey theory: Ideology and national interest

Ideology, it is believed, is the elixir that sustains political parties in a democracy. But can ideology also sound the death knell of democracy and national interest? This intriguing query was raised...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Belur: Durga Puja sans visitors

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted Belur Math to decide against allowing visitors during Durga Puja this year, breaking with a tradition for the first time since Swami Vivekananda started the festival...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.20

Death sentence: human exploitation beyond limits

Sir — The culling of minks on a farm where they are raised for their fur might not come as a surprise to many. But close to 1,00,000 of these creatures are being slaughtered because they contrac...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.20

A common thread

Arguably the two greatest modern Bengalis were Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore. Both have had a colossal and still enduring influence on their state, their country, and the world. Tagore and...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

And over Or: Between science and faith

Is accepting modern science tantamount to rejecting religion? It would appear, at first glance, that the relationship between science and religion is predominantly governed by ‘Or’. Scienc...
By A. Raghuramaraju


Opinion  /  Published 25.12.18

The holy spirit of unity

The impulse at the heart of religions is far from aggressive or exclusionary; religions are forever in respectful conversation with one another. This seems to have been the message underlying the invi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.20

Tinted codes

Alfred North Whitehead, the mathematician-turned-philosopher, defined the task of philosophy as one of assembling. For Whitehead, it is the assembling of ideas that forms the task of philosophy. Exten...
By A. Raghuramaraju

India  /  Published 31.12.19

A madhouse reminder

Nothing, perhaps, is more foolhardy than attempting to ring in the New Year by looking back, not ahead. But we live in interesting times, and serendipity led to a time tunnel in a verdant patch in Thi...
By R. Rajagopal in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 14.11.19

Swamiji pedestal defaced in JNU

Objectionable messages, directed at the BJP and saffron groups, were found written on the pedestal of a yet-to-be-unveiled statue of Swami Vivekananda on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Thur...
By PTI and Our Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

'Savitri' and the poetry of politics

What is an epic is an important theme for debate. Can poetry help us understand the world? More specifically, can epic poetry provide a framework on which to base our view of historical events? The In...
By A. Raghuramaraju


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