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Legislative business stalled by the tyranny of the minority Congress

Tyranny of the majority is a familiar concept in politics. It occurs when a majority takes action to thoroughly subjugate the minority. But what is happening in parliament or nothing is happening i

Sedition law: a primer

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where I spent a decade studying and researching hi

Letter to my daughter: Why JNU matters

Dear daughter, You asked me about the JNU episode the other day. For

Nationalism and its discontents

Here is an anecdote of 2007 vintage. A well researched book on the history of Gujarat’s maritime trade with central Asia was being released. The small audience in the hall was largely made up

Why Nehru would not have taken sides in the JNU debate

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has always been a bastion of the left. Decades ago, people in power saw to it that JNU moved on the left beat. Recently, JNU students (and possibly some unidentifi

“Leave your schools and join the battlefield”

On this day 86 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi addressed a gathering in Anand, the central Gujarat town today known for AMUL, exhorting youngsters to join the salt march he had begun five days earlie

Being anti-national

Of late, we’ve been hearing a lot about the charges of sedition, anti-nationalism, anti-democratic, being levelled against the students of JNU commemorating Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon. The qu

Congress: Once a dream, today a nightmare

On May 19, after the results of the assembly elections were announced, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “We will work harder till we win the confidence & trust of people.&rdq

Gandhi very much relevant for change, says Ramachandra Guha

Is Gandhi still relevant today? Or, is it still a relevant question today? Ramachandra Guha, renowned public intellectual with a biography of Gandhi to his credit, says his political experiments ar

Champaran satyagraha centenary: In Gandhi’s footsteps

It is a nondescript, small-town railway station. The two platforms have the usual throng: passengers, station staff, vendors, luggage-bearers. Also, people and dogs loitering without intent. Like e

"Most important players were the peasants and their voice should be heard"

Tell us about the documentation work of indigo farmers’ testimonies. The testimonies of indigo farmers of Champaran were placed before the agrarian commission

Quest for Gandhi in Champaran, Arvind Panagariya`s exclusive interview, and future of payments banks

Rajkumar Shukla’s village Satwariya, now in West Champaran, is well connected with the rest of Bihar’s towns and villages. However, I see no pucca roads within the village. E

Satyagraha is not out-of-date: Bhikhu Parekh

During Prof Parekh’s recent India visit, Ashish Mehta sat down with him for a chat on Gandhi. Here is what they talked: At 82, Baron Bhikhu Parekh remains as sprightly as ever. He is n



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