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Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Pratap Bhanu Mehta


In the midst of hate, let’s not be defeatist

April 27, 2022 9:44 am

Rajni Bakshi writes: We must remain open to possibilities for empathy and dialogue.

Leave it to Hanuman

April 26, 2022 8:57 am

Vamsee Juluri writes: The problem isn’t communalism, but refusal to see another reality.

Ukraine invasion has revealed a new world disorder

March 24, 2022 10:26 pm

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: The self-serving stances of all the great powers make it more likely that the world will be marked by more miscalculations, conflict and hubris

Why we must recognise our multiple selves

December 27, 2021 4:08 pm

🔴 T M Krishna writes: Our present struggle is not a confrontation between the vile Hindutva-vadi and the tolerant Hindu. Our situation is far more precarious because these two personas exist within each one of us

A new English translation of Gyan Chaturvedi’s Hindi classic satire Baramasi kindles nostalgia but labours emotionally

September 25, 2021 12:22 am

Translator Salim Yusufji has done a commendable job with Alipura, in deftly recreating a vanished way of life and character portrayals — but the tragic absurdity of their situation is lost in translation

University cannot surrender its role as a site of dissent and questioning

April 19, 2021 9:02 am

The depoliticised classroom is an oxymoron, more so as “critical thinking” increasingly becomes the accepted imprimatur of academic credentials.

'I would feel optimistic if there were expressions of free speech and creation of new ways of thinking about creativity’

April 11, 2021 12:08 pm

In an expansive conversation, writer Amit Chaudhuri and political theorist Pratap Bhanu Mehta discuss the idiosyncrasies of Indian classical music, how it shaped Chaudhuri’s creative impulse and his idea of home and the world

Why the Pratap Bhanu Mehta episode is not about academic freedom

April 05, 2021 8:48 am

No one has called his academic output into question. Freedom of expression is, however, a far greater asset for democracy and needs to be zealously protected.

What Ashoka University controversy says about the failures of private institutions

April 02, 2021 11:40 am

Greater push towards privatisation has implications for academic freedom and diversity in education institutions. For a more just, equal educational system, the state must have a role

Threats to academic freedom have always existed, it's on leadership to deal with them: Pune University Vice-chancellor

March 29, 2021 7:02 pm

Karmalkar, who was attending an Idea Exchange with The Indian Express, was asked if there has been any perceptible threat to academic freedom and increase in external pressures on universities over the last few years.