Towards Theocracy: the ignominious collapse of Secular Democracy in India

August 13, 2020

Badri Raina What we are witnessing is forthrightly a work-in-progress whereby the concept “majority” may no longer be understood as a democratic-electoral majority but quite unambiguously, a Hindu majority, regardless of the schisms within India’s Hindu social order.  The constitution of India is there, like many other artifacts in the archives, but, like the […]

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Dragon in the room:The media’s China ‘solution’

July 29, 2020

Sevanti Ninan   At a time when much of the world’s media is battling a financial crisis, one inscrutable benefactor looms large. The irony, of course, is that this is the country that created the current crisis by being the originating point for Covid-19. But since China is neither short of money nor ambition, it is […]

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Journalism in India Has Placed Itself On Deputation to the Government |

July 7, 2020

Anand K. Sahay Editors have become ‘faceless technicians’ By and large, journalism in India has been a mirror image of its rickety- and tawdry- democracy in the Modi years, and has probably hit its lowest point after the commencement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term in office in May, 2019, with a bigger mandate […]

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Neil O’Brien: The ‘Bengali’ Anglo Indian whom Calcutta loved back

June 26, 2020

By Derek O’Brien A tribute to the quintessential Quiz Master of all seasons in the form of, what else, a quiz It was on this day four years ago that my father, Neil O’Brien, left for the Big Library in the Sky. As a man always surrounded by books – as an author, a publisher, an […]

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The glue of diversity-Thomas L. Friedman

June 14, 2020

Minneapolis is a microcosm of the broad national struggle There are so many prisms through which to view the tectonic events taking place on America’s streets since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but to my mind the most important is that our country is in the process of renegotiating its founding motto, […]

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