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Opinion  /  Published 20.04.19

Tiger Woods' comeback at 43 is remarkable

Sir — It was one of the greatest moments in sports history when the golfing legend, Tiger Woods, who is well past his prime, won his fifth Masters title and his 15th Major tournament after more than...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 14.03.19

What it takes for voters to get at the truth

The parliamentary elections have been announced — the festival of democracy, as Narendra Modi has quipped. This celebration presupposes the power of the ordinary citizen to bring a sitting governmen...
By Anup Sinha in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

JU panel nails teacher for harassment

A Jadavpur University committee that investigated a complaint of harassment by a research scholar against her guide has concluded that the teacher “sexually harassed the complainant”.The report of...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.19

Surgical strike against science and scholarship

A term greatly beloved of the Narendra Modi government is ‘surgical strike’. It was first invoked in September 2016, after a cross-border raid undertaken by the Indian army on camps in Pakistan. N...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 07.11.18

Internet shutdowns do little for public safety

The more things change, the more they remain the same. India leads the world in the number of internet shutdowns, with over 100 reported incidents in 2018 according to two independent studies. This ha...
By The Editorial Board in

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India  /  Published 21.10.18

Loan fraud cuffs on trio

Three men have been arrested for allegedly duping people of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of arranging loans for them on the minimum interest rate, police said on Sunday. The accused have been identi...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.18

‘Message’ is new mayor Firhad Hakim’s medium

Firhad Hakim, elected mayor of Calcutta in a cakewalk contest on Monday, set the agenda for a new civic regime by sharing a WhatsApp number to which citizens can send pictures to highlight any problem...
By Subhajoy Roy and Sandip Chowdhury in Esplanade

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.19

Humanity trumps Pak prejudice

119 Indians and 1 Pakistani. That is how the two countries are represented in a WhatsApp group of Urdu lovers spanning continents.At a time Pakistan-bashing is the norm on social media in India, the m...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Technology  /  Published 11.11.18

Verify images with TinEye

Of late, the members of the various WhatsApp and Facebook groups have begun objecting to forwarded messages, especially those that contain images or videos. Their contention is you don’t know the so...
By Surit Doss in

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.19

Valentine's Day: the trash of the West

For years I felt quite offended by Valentine’s Day. I think my problem was primarily aesthetic. I hated the iconography of this festival that took root in India about two decades ago, quite suddenly...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


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