Tukde Tukde
Opinion  /  Published 23.01.20

The uses of myth

“Vanish!” Like the shiny coin from the hands of the baddie trying to allure little Mukul in Satyajit Ray’s film, Sonar Kella, the tukde tukde gang, a terrible internal threat to the unity and pe...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Crime and punishment

For some years now, I have been working on a personal research project: building a scientific model for predicting the quantum of punishment that will be awarded by the courts for various crimes. This...
By Kalyani Menon-Sen

India  /  Published 22.02.20

People wise to politics of hate: Kanhaiya Kumar

CPI leader and former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar asserted on Saturday that the people of Bihar were aware that the Centre was using the politics of hate to divert their attention f...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 20.01.20

‘Tukde-tukde’ is blown to bits

The phrase “tukde-tukde gang” will celebrate its fourth anniversary in February but it turns out that it has really been much ado about nothing. By the home ministry’s own admission in writing....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.20

Speaking violence

Language is a strange system of signification. In it, deciding the meaning of some really difficult looking terms is relatively easier than explaining the meaning of some easy looking terms. For insta...
By G.N. Devy

India  /  Published 27.01.20

BJP harps on Shaheen Bagh

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said a few hundred people at Shaheen Bagh were seeking to “suppress the peaceful majority”, making it clear the BJP was trying to use the six-week-old pr...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.20

Shall we serve it tukde tukde?

Ran into, quite by accident, the other day, TukdeTukdeFang. Not a pleasant prospect, nor easy. Fang said hello, but bit in the process. Politeness bites. Proximity bites. And there was more fang than ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.20

Love, not war

Thinking up smart labels for non-existent evils is a game that the Bharatiya Janata Party and its right-wing siblings are very good at. They are great believers in negative propaganda through catchy n...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.20

Fascim works swiftly, silently

Ultra-right-wing authoritarianism, as political ideology, is not constructed from any specific world view of human thought and social behaviour. It is a variety of political practice that usually emer...
By Anup Sinha


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