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Thursday, June 30, 2022



Pragmatism, ground truths mark CPM approach on Congress in Kerala

April 10, 2022 10:50 pm

The 23rd Party Congress of the CPI(M) ended in Kannur on Sunday with the adoption of a resolution to "defeat the BJP by organising all secular and democratic forces’’ in the country.

Decision to quit BJP prompted by politics of hatred practised in party: Babul Supriyo

March 19, 2022 7:07 am

Alleging that he was betrayed by the BJP leadership in Bengal, Supriyo stated, "I would work to uphold the motto of unity in diversity."

A dirge for secularism in India

January 24, 2022 9:39 am

🔴 Along with the resurgence of religiosity has come the “othering” of Muslims and, to a lesser extent, Christians, who now live in a social milieu bristling with distrust and hate

Fanatics take charge

December 30, 2021 5:59 pm

🔴 Tavleen Singh writes: The consequences of mixing communal hatred, religiosity, and hyper-nationalism into the normal business of political life are now clear to see.

Can we eat our way to a more tolerant society?

September 16, 2021 8:03 am

Peter Ronald deSouza writes: Fanaticism often comes from the rigid rules we apply to food, with those who eat the food proscribed for us being viewed as the hostile other.

Why are India’s secular leaders not speaking up clearly about minority rights?

August 24, 2021 7:52 am

Apoorvanand writes: Unless they are bold, not only in their belief but also in their words, it is difficult to expect people to even listen to their lament

Those calling publicly for violence against Muslims and Christians are no friends of nation, govt

April 22, 2021 8:50 am

PM Modi must in clear language tell the Indian people and the world that his government will protect tolerance, decency and equal human rights.

French state school today is an incarnation of its secular tradition

November 07, 2020 9:04 am

The state school is the incarnation of France’s proud secularism. But the institution and the nation need to find a language that embraces all.

If there is one formidable bastion that has stood in way of malevolent ‘new normal’, it is Bollywood

October 19, 2020 9:06 am

Tavleen Singh writes: It is my fervent hope that the efforts being made to demean and perhaps destroy Bollywood fail, but there is no point in denying that the men who want to see it destroyed are today extremely powerful.

In post-mortem of secularism, we are hand wringing over religion, missing the real crisis

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.