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Vallabhbhai Patel
Opinion  /  Published 03.11.18

An irony cast in stone

The very reasons cited for honouring Vallabhbhai Patel suggest he would have been profoundly disappointed at the futility of the so-called Statue of Unity. India’s first home minister under whose gu...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

What the Patel statue website says – and omits

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By Manashi Sengupta

India  /  Published 21.10.18

Cong hits back, tags BJP ‘legacy-less’

The Congress on Sunday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sneering allegation about ignoring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to promote the Nehru-Gandhi family, accus...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.08.19

Historians contest Shah’s Patel narrative

Union home minister Amit Shah has been extolled as “Patel 2.0” following the scrapping of the Article 370 provision that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.The implied claim behind the s...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.19

Chouhan uneasy with new role

Not all glad tidings bring joy. The former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, was flooded with greetings on being appointed the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s new member...
By The Telegraph

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India  /  Published 27.01.19

Crocodiles in dykes near Statue of Unity to be relocated

Crocodiles from two ponds near the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Narmada district are being relocated for a possible seaplane service from Ahmedabad.On January 23, Gujarat civil aviation minister Bhupe...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.20

Under siege

Fearing a surge of Covid-19 infections once buses and local trains start running, Bengal voters are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. The exchange of letters between Jagdeep Dhankhar and...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The complex history of Article 370

Like many other political compromises, the history of Article 370 of the Constitution of India is rich and complex. However, following its nullification on August 5, 2019, the dominant narrative rega...
By Arghya Sengupta

India  /  Published 24.07.19

Mahua mentions 'troll armies', BJP MPs up in arms

Trinamul MP Mahua Moitra, while speaking during the debate on amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act today, said that the government used its 'troll armies' and 'propaganda machinery' ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.18

Evidence of intellectual bankruptcy

We Indians never pass up a chance to cry ourselves hoarse singing the praises of our ancient civilization and past glories. It gives the impression that everything great happened to us in the past. We...
By Soumitra Das


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