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‘Most damaging effect of majoritarianism on India’s polarised democracy is undermining of the rule of law’

In their recent book, anthropologists Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen along with political scientist Christophe Jaffrelot make an elaborate analysis of the socio-cultural and political changes that India is witnessing post the BJP’s sweeping victory in 2014.

C R Park traders fish for memories as markets turn cosmopolitan

The uniqueness of the four markets that cropped up in the Bengali enclave back in the 1970s lies not just in the vast variety of food products they serve, but also in the special fabric of social relationships they gave birth to.

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation puts spotlight on ceremony’s Indian roots

Adulyadej passed away in 2016 at the age of 88, after having ruled for seven decades. Upon his death, the throne was inherited by Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, who had requested for some time to mourn his father’s death before taking over the kingdom symbolically.

May Day special: When a Bengali revolutionary founded the Mexican Communist Party

M N Roy, who left India during this period to raise funds, soon found himself intimately involved in the growing Communist struggle across the world.

World Heritage Day 2019: Five historic villages that are part of New Delhi

As we celebrate World Heritage Day on the theme of rural landscapes on April 18 this year, here is a look at five historic villages tucked away in the city’s growing urban topography.

On Jallianwala Bagh centenary, exhibition puts focus on lesser known facts, protagonists

The exhibition that is on display till April 28 has been curated over the last two and a half years. The idea was to shift focus from just the main incident to the days that preceded it and its aftermath.

Remembering the British journalist who was deported for his fearless reporting on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Horniman was also known to have smuggled into Britain the photographs of the massacre, which were published in the Daily Herald. His defiance, however, resulted in deportation.

New species of ancient human discovered in Philippines

The newest discovery challenges the fairly straightforward idea of human evolution. With the new finding, it becomes clear that the homo sapiens were definitely coexisting with other human species in other parts of the globe.

BJP’s foundation day: Brief history of the achievements and failures of the party

A hard line Hindutva political ideology, particularly the Ram temple issue, has given the party a strong impetus and has overtime aided the it in achieving huge gains across India.

Arctic warming may lead to prolonged droughts: Study

The research group looked at the evolution of the tropic-to-pole temperature difference from three time periods: 100 years ago, 2,000 years ago and 10,000 years ago.

International Women’s Day 2019: Five mass movements spearheaded by women in India

On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country.

The road to rap: Music as protest across India

India has been no stranger to the idea of protesting against socio-economic realities through the medium of music. While some like the Dharavi rappers have taken inspiration from the West, others like T M Krishna have used classical or folk indigenous forms of music.