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Poets, singers and writers speak about what the Constitution means to them ‘in letter and spirit’

January 26, 2020 8:29:05 pm

‘I’m not a number. I’m a citizen.'

How first NDA regime created the crisis that its new citizenship law deepens

How first NDA regime created the crisis that its new citizenship law deepens

January 26, 2020 9:00:14 am

The roots of the current crisis in citizenship jurisprudence go back to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2003, which made more stringent the possibilities of acquiring Indian citizenship by birth, descent, registration and naturalisation.

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Why January 26 was chosen to be the Republic Day

January 26, 2020 9:40:21 am

India's 71st Republic Day 2020: The Constitution was adopted on November 26, 1949 and the day chosen to become a sovereign republic was January 26, 1950 — 894 days after the British left the country, India formally had total independence.

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How Punjabi refugee dispersed into many corners of India, shaping national culture, and being embraced by friendship

January 26, 2020 9:41:38 am

'I grew up at the crossroads of many languages: Punjabi at home, Odia with my nanny, Hindi on the streets, and English at school. Which then is my mother tongue? What papers of authenticity will I be able to show? Where do I belong?'

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Reclaiming our public spaces

January 26, 2020 10:45:44 am

'Historically, public places have a strong link with political systems and power.'

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The Constitution has always inspired Indians to question power and demand their rights

January 26, 2020 8:32:44 am

Linking the Constitution to January 26 affirmed that this was not a constitution created through elite discussions but a product of mass political struggle, and that it was not a gift from benevolent rulers, but one that was seized by the masses.

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From Garm Hava to Naseem: Two Hindi films that captured the predicament of the Indian Muslim

January 26, 2020 1:44:47 pm

Reading new meanings into a film that captured the aftermath of Partition, and one that showed an India leading up to the Babri Masjid demolition.

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Marathi writer and feminist Urmila Pawar on how the Constitution Ambedkar drafted inspires vision of justice

January 26, 2020 1:51:23 pm

It ensures freedom and respect for all irrespective of caste, creed, class, region or religion. All we need to do is follow it.

Why my grandfather refused to become a citizen of India

January 26, 2020 2:06:11 pm

In 1947, a line ran through Sylhet, Assam, dividing families and creating new citizens. The burden of that history is still with us.

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70 years of the Republic: Sunday Eye special on how our Constitution is a living, palpable force

January 26, 2020 12:15:19 pm

70th Republic Day and CAA Protests: In this special issue, we look at how the Constitution has nurtured our ideas of rights, democracy and citizenship and how it is the citizen's guarantee and defence.

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Sunday Long Reads: Women, protests, democracy, books, travel and more

January 19, 2020 11:58:20 am

What does this week's Sunday Eye have on offer? Women leading protests, politics, democracy, books, art and more. Read on.

‘Poetry, for me, is an archive of social relations’

January 19, 2020 8:02:02 am

Konkani poet Neelba Khandekar on the controversy over his Sahitya Akademi-winning volume of poetry.

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What to expect if you go to the Basar Confluence festival in Arunchal Pradesh

January 19, 2020 8:13:49 am

Basar, a bucolic town in Arunachal Pradesh, is proud of its great ecological sensibility and its sense of community.

The beauty and history of the cultural sites in Iran that Donald Trump threatened to bomb

January 19, 2020 8:02:05 am

The tombs, minarets and mosques that dot Iran mirror several forms of Persian architecture, art and calligraphy.

The bookshop in London that lets you play bookseller for a day

January 19, 2020 8:02:23 am

A bookstore in London offers the experience of running it for a day.

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The anatomy of a protest in Kolkata: slogans, courage and a night of many firsts

January 19, 2020 7:49:01 am

While men clap and cheer from the fringes, the ladies who form the core ring of dissent at Kolkata’s Park Circus Maidan let their voices rip through the midnight hour.

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‘In my opinion, democracy does not exist in India’

January 19, 2020 8:01:35 am

Writer Asghar Wajahat on his disillusionment with democracy and the upcoming screen adaptation of one of his plays.

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The digital risks that come with recording these times of protest

January 19, 2020 7:48:59 am

These are all actions that make sure that the arc of history remains bent in the right direction, and that paid troll farms and hired authoritative cells do not capture the narrative.

From anti-CAA protests, to JNU and Jamia, why women are leading the fight

From anti-CAA protests, to JNU and Jamia, why women are leading the fight

January 19, 2020 7:48:55 am

For years, they have fought the smaller battles at home. But as women from all classes and creeds occupy streets once considered unsafe, as their thunderous, peaceful presence bolsters the anti-CAA protests, as they face lathis and iron rods, they signal a new beginning.

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We are moving away from the novel, says ‘Show Them A Good Time’ author Nicole Flattery

January 19, 2020 8:00:50 am

Irish author Nicole Flattery on her debut and the resurgence of essays