POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
India-China Ties, Bhutan, Sikkim standoff, Doklam

Doklam standoff: Options that weren't there for India

There is a realisation that neither is interested nor can afford a full-blown war.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Terrorism, Iran, Oil, Qatar crisis, Sanctions, Arab quartet

Arab boycott: By the time Qatar decides to bend its knees, it might be too late

It fails to see that financial clout alone does not work in the region where Qatar sits.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Republicans, US, Donald Trump, Charlottesville violence, white supremacists

Charlottesville remarks: Trump has dangerously supported racism and bigotry

The US President’s terrifying equivocation comparing ‘alt-right’ and ‘alt-left’ is spurious and disgusting.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
British Raj, Subhas Chandra Bose, INA

How the British Raj ultimately fell to INA trials

[Book excerpt] Gandhi’s slogan of 'do or die' after Quit India was far more compatible with Subhas Chandra Bose’s views than anyone else's.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
AIR, Prasar Bharati, manik sarkar, Doorsarshan, Independence Day speech

Censoring Tripura CM’s Independence Day speech is a travesty of freedom

Prasar Bharati, which runs both Doordarshan and the All India Radio, refused to air Mani Sarkar's speech.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Xi Jinping, China, War, Doklam

China wants war with India, make no mistake

New Delhi must prepare. It cannot afford to be complacent.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Death penalty, Dhananjoy, Rape trials

Bengali film has provoked fresh debate on death penalty

Dhananjoy shows how the police, the judiciary and the State can err in sending a poor security guard to the gallows.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Doordarshan, Tripura, Independence Day, Chief Minister

Read Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech that was refused to air

The chief minister alleged that Doordarshan and All India Radio informed his office on August 14 that his speech would not be broadcast unless the content was changed.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Writing, novels, Revolution

Why a novel on revolution no longer needs heroes

It's the spirit of all literature: You have to break things.