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By opposing Jamia Millia Islamia’s minority status, govt will undermine parliament

Government’s decision to oppose the minority character of Jamia Millia Islamia in the Delhi High Court on the analogy of its stand about Aligarh...

Those who boycotted Quit India preach ‘nationalism’ today

India celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement on 8 August. It was this movement that had put India on an irrevocable...

Startling figures of inequality in India offer an incomplete picture

By Amit Kapoor, The data released by the Bloomberg Billionaire Index reveals some shocking statistics about the rise of inequality in India. It showed that...

Irony of history: From Angrez-mukt in 1942 to Congress-mukt in 2017

(Aug 9 is the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Day) By Amulya Ganguli, On August 31, 1942, Lord Linlithgow wrote to Winston Churchill: "I am...

Nitish Kumar’s exit from the Mahagathbandhan is a blessing in disguise

By Shahnawaz Ahmad For any organisation, be it political, social or cultural, to succeed, the individual greed should never find a place. Difference of opinion...

The Saga of the Kings and why its influence persists into today

By Vikas Datta, No great civilisation is without an epic, or two, whose importance is not limited to just reciting their particular creation myth and...

Niti Aayog vice-chief’s exit a bad signal

By Amulya Ganguli, Narendra Modi must be realising by now that it is easier to demolish than to construct. He is unlikely to have spent...

From Moeen Ali to Ranji: Hindu-Muslim in cricketing diaspora

By Saeed Naqvi, When he completed his hat-trick by trapping South Africa's Morne Morkel leg before wicket in the third Test match at the Oval...

Defenders of varna

Current forms of ambivalence on caste have a long history By Christophe Jaffrelot, Recently, the National Council of Hindu Temples (NCHT) and the Hindu Council UK...

A ‘fuzzy Brexit’ in the making? High stakes for India

By Bhaswati Mukherjee, The UK after Teresa May's self-imposed "Brexit General Election" reveals a stalemated society and politics, deeply divided between those who support and...

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