A session to discuss Noam Chomsky’s latest book was abruptly cancelled by the fest organisers on Friday
'Was this a question of censorship?' asks a statement published online after panel discussion was abruptly cancelled.
Umar Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year.
Noam Chomsky on the Trump Presidency and how to further enrich “The Masters of the Universe”
Obama's global drone assassination campaign is generating terrorists more rapidly than it is murdering those suspected of someday intending to harm us
We cannot gain a realistic understanding of who rules the world while ignoring the “masters of mankind,” as Adam Smith called them: in his day, the merchants and manufacturers of England; in ours, multinational conglomerates, huge financial institutions, retail empires, and the like.
What’s next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
'...sadistic, vicious, murderous, totally without any credible pretext. It’s another one of the periodic Israeli exercises in what they delicately call "mowing the lawn."'
The bin Laden raid could have led to nuclear annihilation. America's nuclear history is riddled with examples of narrowly avoided catastrophe. How long can we tempt fate?
Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else
The noted political commentator on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel
It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behaviour is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. ..
The “security” in national security means not the security of the American people but of those who run the national security state. A look at how Washington protects itself and the corporate sector.
Who will win? Obama or Netanyahu? Chomsky or Walt / Mearsheimer?
Is the US president veering toward isolationism? Or will he proudly carry the banner of exceptionalism?
'In Western discourse, it provides authorisation for the US and NATO to use violence wherever they choose without Security Council authorisation. If it weren’t so tragic it would be farcical.'
The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Jerusalem proceed within a framework of assumptions that merit careful thought.
On the ongoing conflict in Syria, protests in Turkey, Edward Snowden, and what is left of the 'Arab Spring'': 'I do not know if it is an Arab Winter, but at least an Arab Autumn'.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.
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.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.