DailyO - Opinion News & Analysis on Latest Breaking News India

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Economy, Politics

It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s politics!

The politics of the last one hundred years has been the story of politicians botching up economic decisions. But even as we foreground the economy, we are only devaluing the grand art of politics.

VARIETY

 |  The Castaways  |  11-minute read
Democracy, Politics, Art

Understanding the paradox of art

Show, don’t tell. A simple advice the world of art can use too.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Bengal Famine, Politics, Mahatma Gandhi, West bengal vs odisha

Fooding around: How 'food' both divides and brings together

...But, as long as it is used to bring people to the table, conversations can start.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Assembly polls 2018, Democracy, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Why the government should worry about the warning signs of anti-incumbency

High levels of anti-incumbency is a warning to the political class, and to parliamentary democracy itself.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, Politics, Culture, Kashmir

If you ban the pheran, you're banning Kashmir itself

Forbidding the globally-admired traditional attire would have been akin to stripping Kashmir of its cultural identity, forcing Kashmiris to question the idea of unity in diversity.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Politics, Trade, Religion, Laxminama

Laxminama: How religion and trade shaped each other, and human civilisation

[Book extract] Business in India blossomed always in tune with liberal religious thought, where profit and credit had its sanction in all religious texts.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Politics, Kerala nun rape, Chruch, Bishop franco mulakkal

Kerala nun rape case: Why Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail is 'untenable'

One can only hope the investigation doesn’t lose pace and the chargesheet is filed at the earliest for the trial to commence sooner than later

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Politics, Cow Vigilantism, Cow, India

Is India going mad? I have 10 reasons to think so

Cow is our mother; cow urine can cure cancer; Congress has Brahmin DNA. Am I at the Mad Hatters Tea Party!

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Politics, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections

Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections: Why there is no room for political courtesy in the state

This is the first time that all the members of the House do not have a group photograph, usually taken on the last day of the last session.