September 05, 2020 10:21 am
PB Mehta writes: Predictably, both the Congress and BJP are claiming to be victim of Facebook’s censorship policy. But the truth is this: Censorship, whether public or private, will always invite charges of partisanship.
August 11, 2020 9:38 am
PB Mehta writes: To take religion seriously is to preserve the conditions of religious freedom for all, letting each person discover the law of their own Being. I tremble at the thought of a politicised public sphere taking religion seriously.
January 31, 2020 7:22 am
In the age of social media, Mehta said, there is an asymmetry between truth and false, and “it is easier to sow suspicion rather than establishing the truth. No greatness can survive that doubt.”
July 09, 2019 3:55 am
Delivering a speech on 'The End of Liberalism', Mehta pointed out that Russian President Vladimir Putin had last week announced the death of liberalism.
April 27, 2019 8:53 am
“There’s is no expectation of a visionary alternative, alternative Opposition or a return to basic constitutional principles. There’s no promise of achhe din as compared to the 2014 election,” he said.
May 05, 2017 1:34 am
Mehta was in the news last year when he resigned from the Executive Council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library after former bureaucrat Shakti Sinha’s name was shortlisted for the director’s post.
August 15, 2015 12:00 am
Instead of matching idea with idea, leadership with leadership, political adversaries match sin for sin.
July 19, 2015 8:50 am
The pervasive elitism of higher education institutions has to be challenged. But their further decimation must also be resisted.
January 31, 2015 12:00 am
Secularism is buffeted by domestic political dynamics as well as global currents.
September 02, 2014 2:57 pm
For him, past was a moral drama in more black-white than 50 shades of grey, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta.