V D Savarkar
Opinion  /  Published 20.07.22

Framed: Symbols as indicators

The life of a republic seldom remains still. Electoral outcomes — the routine rise and fall of governments — need not, however, be a reliable indicator of the subtle currents in national l...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 13.07.22

Shah history demand is old hat: Expert

Union home minister Amit Shah’s prescription for the writing and teaching of history merely echoes an old demand for a certain kind of “nationalist” history, once stated by V.D. Sava...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.22

The last begum

Aandhis — violent squalls raising dust and smoke — are quite common at this time of the year in the northern parts of India. Historians say that one such aandhi had been sighted in the mon...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

India  /  Published 10.05.22

Brolly-bombing by Savarkar bhakts

The Thrissur Pooram, Kerala’s most popular temple festival, has run into controversy with a set of ornate umbrellas that are to be displayed atop elephants during the event featuring images of H...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.21

The historian’s craft

Of late, we have seen calibrated moves, impressing upon the need to ‘rewrite’ Indian history in order to remedy the “injustice done” (Union home minister, Amit Shah, in October...
By Anshu Saluja


Opinion  /  Published 27.11.21

At the heart of Hindutva lies a telling dichotomy

Salman Khurshid compared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the ISIS and sparked a furore. The burning flames of the outrage reached the home of the veteran Congress politician in Shimla quite literal...
By Asim Ali

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Policies, awareness needed to help smokers quit

Up in smoke Sir — Where there is a will, there is a way. But for most smokers in India, it seems that their will to quit burns out faster than their cigarettes. What else explains the findings ...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 12.11.21

Savarkar naming bug spreads

The BJP has taken the first step towards renaming a busy intersection in Mangalore after V.D. Savarkar, ignoring Opposition criticism of its “agenda of naming everything after Savarkar or Golwal...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Letters to the editor: Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2021

Glorious win Sir — The clash between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s Indian Premier League final made for a delightful game of cricket (“Dhoni&r...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 15.10.21

'Have shame, Savarkar critics'

"Veer" Savarkar's patriotism and valour cannot be questioned, Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Friday, as he hit back at those doubting the freedom fighter's commitment to I...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Port Blair


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