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Pratik Kanjilal

The writer is Associate Editor.

Why ‘Calling Bullshit’ is an important read in times of information laundering
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

Misinformation and disinformation have become so pervasive in a data-driven world that it is now every citizen’s duty to be sceptical and call it out

Change will be the only constant in the post-COVID-19 world
Sun, May 03, 2020

The most fundamental change will be in perceptions of technology and technological competence.

Is history repeating itself?
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Now, in parts of Asia, Muslims are being marginalised, vilified, re-educated or dealt with differentially. The case of the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi, which became an epicentre of the spread of COVID-19, displays the differential.

Why COVID-19 pandemic may change how we view individual rights
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

In the face of crisis, which calls for rapid response, democratic process ceases to be a virtue

Information war
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The US and China have barely put a trade war behind them, and now Covid-19 has sparked off an unprecedented infowar in which journalists are cannon fodder.

The economic, social and political toll of Covid-19
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Pandemics have always caused this damage, even in medieval times, but the shock of seeing whole countries depopulated by scourges like the Black Death overshadowed them

The viral show
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

From Xi Jinping to Trump, what the news tells us about the responses of leaders to the coronavirus outbreak

Breaking down news: Through a lens, darkly
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

The last incident of lethal sectarian violence in Delhi happened before there were camera phones. In 2020, we have 20/20 vision everywhere.

Why governments like to use the sedition law
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Sedition is the secular descendant of the European tradition of persecuting people who oppose some element of the social order.

Call me by any other name
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Mohan Bhagwat’s advice to people to refrain from using the term nationalism has TV channels in a fix, while in China, collateral damage of coronavirus claims the entire staff of a newspaper

And in Other News
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Coronavirus is no longer making headlines in India, but in the Far East, it remains the top story

Speakeasy: How coronavirus-like outbreaks have shaped human history
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Over the last decade, research in old plague pits in Europe and the UK has tied all three outbreaks to the same pathogen and pinned its origin to China, from where it spread by the Silk Route, and hitched rides on merchant ships.

A World Away in Wuhan
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Almost all the coverage about the crisis in China has been about containment and management. But it is a mixed story

Breaking down news: The ground beneath his feet
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Kunal Kamra may not be in air but he was on air, everywhere. And in the UK, a period of separation begins.

Who is an anti-national?
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

A book from Nazi Germany shows how politics can transform ordinary words into language of hate.

Delhi in Davos
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Indians interview Indians in Davos, while Brazilian President prepares to ring in Republic Day

The General in His Labyrinth
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

As Gen Bipin Rawat’s address at the Raisina Dialogue played out before world cameras, there was shock and awe on television

The govt would always want me to have a dagger in my hand, not a pen: Manoranjan Byapari
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Manoranjan Byapari, who was shortlisted for the DSC Prize, tells The Indian Express what the NRC means, and why he would rather go to jail than to a detention camp

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Making sense of Iran-US tensions and the dissent on Indian streets and in universities

‘The elite’s grip over cultural production is gone,’ says author Amitabha Bagchi
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Amitabha Bagchi, winner of the 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, on how great art bonds communities, why narratives can be constraining and the role of the middle class in a democracy.

With news of unrest pouring out the Northeast, good tidings come only from afar
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Amidst the uproar over the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, glad tidings came from afar.

A Secret Revealed
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The findings of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists signal the biggest mass incarceration of a minority since the Holocaust

Neil deGrasse Tyson on his new book, Letters from an Astrophysicist, a compilation of this correspondence
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

Astrophysicist, planetarium director, popular author, television personality and inheritor of the mantle of Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the author of 16 books of popular science. He spoke to the Indian Express about his new book, Letters from an Astrophysicist, a compilation of this correspondence

Wonder Year: The seeds of present-day politics were sown in 1989
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

In 1989, it may have seemed quaint. Three decades later, it is no longer just an anthropological curiosity.

‘Forms of protest our democracy adopted are Gandhian’ says Tamil author Perumal Murugan
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

The first Indian Express readers’ club session featured Tamil author Perumal Murugan who spoke of his humble beginnings, the politics of his work and the power of silence.