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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Opinion: JNU Represents Everything Repugnant To RSS’s Idea Of Nationhood

Jan 08, 2020 Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

There is a need to understand why JNU has become a target of the government for the past three years. Put simply, JNU has become a metaphor for this regime.

Opinion: Narendra Modi Of 2012 Believed In Power Of Protests, He Is Overconfident And In Denial Now

Jan 01, 2020 Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

As prime minister of a government facing initial threats of being under siege or getting beleaguered, Narendra Modi has chosen overconfidence and being in denial. That's why he said youth love the system and disagree anarchy, writes Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

Opinion: Of BJP's All Efforts To Backtrack On NRC, PM Modi's Most Pathetic

In its election manifesto for the parliamentary polls, BJP affirmed commitment to the 'enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Bill' and to 'implement the NRC in a phased manner in other parts of the country.'

An Encounter Now And Then Is Not A Solution To An Endemic Problem

Dec 07, 2019 Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

The public can be expected to become a mob driven by irrational rage. But it is the brief of Parliament and state legislatures to douse the social flame.

COLUMN | Being Anti-Establishment Has Always Been JNU's Flavour, Govt Stifling It

JNU has a tradition of participative decision-making process besides its free debate and access to university authorities.

10 November, 2019

Will Ayodhya Verdict Really Bring An End To Dispute Or Is Closure Just A Pipe Dream?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

The demolition of the Babri Masjid was a criminal act. Yet, possession of the land, on which it was situated, has been awarded to a to-be-formed Hindu trust.

23 November, 2016

Life's Wisdom As A Fine Art

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

In a novel about Tagore and his female relatives and companions, the poet emerges as a fallible man

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz