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What we eat and why has a richer history than the political chauvinism of today would have us believe

February 24, 2020 11:27 am

Myths are as much a part of the world of gastronomy as aromas and flavours. The rules of the table are not just about the rigid separation between savoury and sweet courses, they are also about identities and power structures.

Removing ‘Abide with me’ from Beating Retreat legitimises politics of exclusion

January 23, 2020 10:27 am

The deletion of this hymn is an issue; but it is hardly a Christian issue. It is a problem and that problem pertains to the “India of our dreams”. It is, on the contrary, a shot in the arm for those who endorse the New India in the making, the hallmark of which is hostility to alterity or otherness.

Writers at Liberty

January 13, 2020 2:47 pm

From writers and publishers to festival organisers, the literary community is rallying behind those protesting the new citizenship law and the rupture in civil liberties.

Power and the Sena

December 27, 2019 12:14 am

Uddhav Thackeray’s leadership skills will be tested as he attempts to steer party away from Hindutva camp.

His govt lays out agenda, Uddhav says ‘still with Hindutva, can’t be separated from me’

December 02, 2019 4:05 am

Devendra Fadnavis said the BJP had been denied power as “political arithmetic prevailed over merit”. To Thackeray’s dig at him over his ‘I will come back’ poll campaign tagline, Fadnavis said he had not given a time frame as to when he would be back and that no one should rule it out.

Inside Track: Savarkar No RSS Fan

August 18, 2019 7:31 am

During the famine of the 1950s, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar advocated that vegetarians should take to eating fish and eggs. The radical reformist Savarkar and RSS chief M S Golwalkar never really got along.

Bharuch: Five men asked my name and beat me up, says Mumbai youth

July 30, 2019 4:08 am

According to Faisal, after three of the five youths went away from the spot, he thought of returning to the company for safety. However, the other two men who were present on the spot, again stopped Faisal and beating him up and kicked him.

‘To counter BJP, Oppn will have to choose their audience, their story, and their star narrator’

July 27, 2019 9:21 am

"There is a lot of debate whether the verdict means the end of caste politics in India, whether it means an end to Mandal politics. However, I would hesitate to agree to this, despite caste politics having mellowed down a bit," says Suhas Palshikar.

'Tumhare purvaj bhi Jai Shri Ram wale the': Jharkhand BJP MLA to Congress' Irfan Ansari

July 27, 2019 2:43 am

When Ansari asked Singh if he is trying the threaten him, Singh said his ancestors were also “Jai Shri Ram Wale” and there is no need to fear. Ansari added that “Ram ka nam badnaam mat kijiye…Ram sab ke hain (Don’t defame Ram’s name, he belongs to everyone).”

On a sticky wicket

June 17, 2019 1:07 pm

The role of religion in Pakistan cricket is disturbing.


BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

December 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.