Thursday, Dec 08, 2022

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Bangladesh’s Rohingya problem

June 19, 2022 10:04 am

The Rohingya have suffered systematic discrimination, disenfranchisement, and targeted persecution for decades — and small and large groups have been coming to Bangladesh from at least the 1970s following violence in Rakhine.

A new red line: What Nupur Sharma moment means for the BJP

July 01, 2022 12:28 pm

As the remarks on Prophet spun out of control, the BJP faced its first blowback on its handling of minority issues.

A letter from Mathura: 'Radha ki chunari bhi Salma silti hai’

May 22, 2022 10:29 am

The Shahi Idgah was built on the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb adjacent to the Krishna Janmasthal — believed to be the place where Lord Krishna was born — reportedly after demolishing a temple.

A Letter From Varanasi: ‘It’s our waqt... Ayodhya will happen in Kashi too’

May 22, 2022 2:24 pm

Hearing a petition by five Hindu women seeking access to pray at “a shrine behind the western wall of the mosque complex”, a court in Varanasi had on April 8 ordered an inspection of the site along with a videographic survey of the action.

A Letter From Sri Lanka: Galle Storm

April 17, 2022 4:17 pm

Amid crippling shortages, collapse of the economy and a political impasse, protesters across Sri Lanka have come together under the rallying cry of “Go Gota Go”. Nirupama Subramanian travels along the island country’s uneasy fault lines, from Colombo in the south to Jaffna in the north, to find that the protests may have served to paper over some of these cracks.

A Letter From Block A, Connaught Place: ‘Maybe my siblings can go to school... I will do this for life’

April 03, 2022 7:48 pm

Numbers he knows from selling trinkets, alphabets from street signs around him, life from a lifetime spent on the streets. As the Delhi govt plans a boarding school for streetchildren, a 13-year-old expects that to be the sum of his education

The Sunday Profile: Woman at the door — Pakistan's Ayesha Malik

January 30, 2022 3:59 pm

As Pakistan’s first woman SC judge, Ayesha Malik is many things to many people — a milestone in its patriarchal society; a tough judge who gave a landmark rape ruling; even an example of gaps in judicial appointments. She herself sees her role as “a voice that nudges, to improve, to include”

Covid's X factor

November 15, 2020 3:35 pm

A recent Lancet study found 18.1 per cent Covid patients had a psychiatric problem within 14 to 90 days of infection. The Indian Express on how doctors and scientists are trying to unravel the after-effects of SARS-Cov-2 on mental health — from insomnia and anxiety to depression

Inside the COVID-19 ward

April 12, 2020 1:51 pm

As the country remains in lockdown, with people barred from stepping out of their homes, a large army of doctors and nurses have been making their way to COVID wards each day and night, treating patients even as they fight their own fears.

Sharad Pawar interview: ‘Public does expect alternative to Modi. Has anyone provided that? It’s Oppn’s fault...'

December 08, 2019 2:56 pm

The Indian Express interviews the NCP chief on the art of making friends, his role, the Maharashtra alliance and what it means for the country.