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Some Nepal lessons for India’s Left, others too

Indians will get their chance in 2019 regardless of the outcome of the Gujarat elections.

13 Dec 2017 1:56 AM

The subtle idiom of prejudice

Communal poison is spread in such innocuous yet lasting ways.

29 Nov 2017 2:24 AM

Of history, mythology and a court case

The problem really is the free rein given to violence and the state’s complicity in terrorising people with a different view.

22 Nov 2017 3:04 AM

The boy and the country

As for Sir Syed and Claude Martin, they represented colonialism’s positive moments but only in the interest of colonialism.

01 Nov 2017 2:50 AM

Why is Left dithering over doing battle with the Right?

It is true that Hindutva has thrived and prospered by vending spurious historiography and a questionable sense of science and logic.

11 Oct 2017 1:05 AM


The wretched of the earth

In their popular message, both events — Muharram and Ram Lila — are observed as marking the triumph of good over evil.

04 Oct 2017 12:49 AM

How Petrov kept his cool, and saved the world...

The disaster had set off a spiral of Cold War omens, which played out elsewhere, including Afghanistan.

27 Sep 2017 3:19 AM

Salt, pepper and the Beatles

For keen ears, music is not a performance. It’s a way of perceiving the world.

20 Sep 2017 2:39 AM

Of Lankesh, Ambedkar and Hinduism

Lankesh saw Hinduism not as a religion open to change but as a hidebound hierarchy ranged against women and the lower tiers of society.

13 Sep 2017 1:58 AM

To Chicago via Doha: The joys of the detour

One senses in Al Jazeera’s reports a bias for regressive religious ideologues.

23 Aug 2017 12:41 AM


How not to travel anywhere

Mirza Ghalib prescribed the first route in the 19th century. The second way has been popularised by Narendra Modi.

16 Aug 2017 2:05 AM

Since Afghan Taliban were honest...

The investigations sought to establish that Modi had helped the Adani group in securing undeserved tax refunds.

02 Aug 2017 12:29 AM

Does Saif Ali Khan want to talk about genetics?

The fact that Saif’s father loved playing cricket and the sitar marked a departure from a social past, not a genetic code.

26 Jul 2017 12:51 AM

Kovind and Meira Kumar: The wood in the axe?

PM Modi’s handpicked candidate for President is Ram Nath Kovind, a dalit gentleman who was governor of Bihar until recently.

20 Jul 2017 2:07 AM

The facts & myths about India’s Jewish connection

Baghdadi Jews mostly ran major businesses all over India, under Hindu patronage and under Muslim rule.

12 Jul 2017 2:29 AM


Of baniyas... good, bad and clever!

BJP president Amit Shah is a baniya from Gujarat. He has called Gandhiji a chatur baniya recently.

14 Jun 2017 12:41 AM

Terror of the witches’ prophecy

It is difficult to see the Manchester tragedy without reference to Tony Blair and David Cameron who both took turns in stirring the witches’ brew.

31 May 2017 2:37 AM

The ‘fairness’ craze taken to a new level

How was Goswami Tulsidas to ever know that one day avid champions of Rama would have a foolish complex about being dark-skinned?

17 May 2017 12:24 AM

Is the Left falling into BJP’s trap?

Indian Marxists, like their comrades elsewhere, are a threatened species.

10 May 2017 12:36 AM

Challenge for Opposition leaders: To learn from their mistakes

As Congress calls for the dismissal of Kejriwal in Delhi it plays into the hands of the BJP.

26 Apr 2017 2:28 AM