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Secularism is an inaccessible concept

"I'm an anti-secularist," says Ashis Nandy, renowned sociologist and clinical psychologist. "Indian tolerance is based on faith. Akbar and Ashoka never heard of secularism. One was a Muslim whose Islam was liberal, and the other a Buddhist whose ... The Hindu, 1 hour ago

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A unique communal harmony in Kochi

Sociologist Ashis Nandy arrived in Kochi a few years ago to undertake a study on Kochi's unique identity. During his enquiries, he found that the city had seen hardly any instances of communal violence, unlike many other cities in India. After ...
 The Hindu1 hour ago Ashis Nandy, N S Madhavan in Kochi Tomorrow  New Indian Express2 days ago 'Declining Tolerance Among Kochiites a Matter of Concern'  New Indian Express4 hours ago Kochi practising 'silent apartheid'  Times of India7 hours ago

Harvest of controversy

A quirky anthropologist once exclaimed: "Biotechnology is sheer drama." He explained his cryptic headline by saying all great contemporary philosophical and ethical debates intersect around it. He added that the city might be the basis for the 21st ...
 The Hindu1 day ago

Did Srinivasa Ramanujan fail in math?

How did Srinivasa Ramanujan (18871920), the mathematical genius, fare in his Intermediate examinations? Did he fail in mathematics? Or did he score a centum? Conflicting assertions float. Myths hover around geniuses and lend them an aura, and ...
 The Hindu2 days ago

The reticent chronicler

Granville Red Austin, 87, passed away at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on July 6. His name is known in India because of two definitive books that he wrote, one about the making of the Indian Constitution (Indian Constitution: Cornerstone ...
 Calcutta Telegraph6 days ago

Left in the margins

simantini krishnan The decline of the Left was established beyond doubt in the recently concluded polls. A similar outcome can be expected in the West Bengal assembly elections of 2016. With the Trinamul Congress racing ahead in the electoral game ...
 The Statesman2 weeks ago
Bangladesh Daily Star

In search of answers

Partition's Post-Amnesias, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, The University Press Limited PARTITION'S Post-Amnesias is an interesting book, not the least because it is also intriguing. The author, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, is a professor of English Literature ...
 Bangladesh Daily Star3 weeks ago
Kathmandu Post

Imagination of a nation

JUN 17 - I was sixteen during Nepal's first democratic uprising under an alliance led by BP Koirala's party; at the same time, Burma was holding a democratic election that endorsed Aung San Suu Kyi's party with an overwhelming number of votes.
 Kathmandu Post1 month ago

When a militant calls… for the last time

The cult of jihadist martyrdom has gone viral in the Valley through the taped last conversations between dying militants and their families. Riyaz Wani reports on the phenomenon Last rites Locals attend the funeral of a militant killed in an ...
 Tehelka1 month ago

Reading in the Clouds

The Mountain Echoes literary festival is a charming gathering of writers and artists, set in Thimphu, one of the most beautiful places on earth, reports Aditya Mani Jha. The Taktsang monastery (popularly known as Tiger's Nest) at Paro, Bhutan.
 The Sunday Guardian1 month ago
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