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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Pratik Kanjilal

The writer is Associate Editor.

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.

Breaking down news: The Emperor’s New Clothes
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The problematic rituals gaining ground in online communications

Quantum Computer: Test done, real-world use a long way away
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

In classical computing, heat conspires with time to impose constraints on the possible. In the era of vacuum tubes, lengthy computations could not be completed because equipment would burn out.

Breaking down news: Prize Story
Sat, Oct 19, 2019

On how Abhijit Banerjee’s Nobel Prize united India and divided social media

Remembering Inspector Ganesh Ghote, who solved The Perfect Murder
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

The appeal of fictional keepers of law who survive corrupt systems

Breaking Down news: To Say or Not to Say
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

On Trumpian remarks and their power to cause ethical upheavals in news studios