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India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner
India

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner

Ever since it became a sovereign republic, India has meticulously built its global network of "friends" through continuous democratic practice and evolution, not least under former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to build a secular and liberal country

Shahidul Alam on Bangladesh govt's crackdown: 'Where sycophancy is norm, truth is viewed as a sickness'
World

Shahidul Alam on Bangladesh govt's crackdown: 'Where sycophancy is norm, truth is viewed as a sickness'

Shahidul Alam, one of the most prominent faces in South Asian photography, was picked up from his house in August, hours after his scathing interview with Al Jazeera about student protests for safer roads. Unsettled by the intense global outrage that followed, the authorities in Bangladesh have recently permitted his release. In this exclusive, wide-ranging interview, he talks about his incarceration, freedom of expression, journalism, activism, politics, custodial torture and his plans to work on prison reform.

Group of 65 retired civil service officers sign petition against 'growing hyper-nationalism'
Politics

Group of 65 retired civil service officers sign petition against 'growing hyper-nationalism'

The officials also said that this "growing climate" of intolerance was primarily aimed at Muslims.

Greenpeace activists protest the surge in authoritarianism, unfurl anti - Le Pen banner on Eiffel Tower
World

Greenpeace activists protest the surge in authoritarianism, unfurl anti - Le Pen banner on Eiffel Tower

Greenpeace activists on Friday unfurled a huge banner with the French republican slogan "Liberty, Equality Fraternity" and the word "Resist" on the Eiffel Tower in Paris to protest against the campaign of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Microsoft researcher warns that artificial intelligence is 'a fascist's dream'
News & Analysis

Microsoft researcher warns that artificial intelligence is 'a fascist's dream'

As artificial intelligence systems get more powerful and begin to do more, there is a need to make sure that they are not used to target certain populations.

AIADMK crisis: Culture of authoritarianism when unchecked can destabilise even formidable political forces
Politics

AIADMK crisis: Culture of authoritarianism when unchecked can destabilise even formidable political forces

The messy leadership transition on display within the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Khazagham (AIADMK) highlights the deeply flawed structure and functioning of the Indian political party system.

Wilful misreading: Advani talks of Rahul's grandma, and Opposition sees reference to Modi
Politics

Wilful misreading: Advani talks of Rahul's grandma, and Opposition sees reference to Modi

If you love to hate Narendra Modi, you can read anything into LK Advani's criticism of the 1975 internal emergency.

Nehru's legacy: A love for his own ideas, impatience with the rest
Life

Nehru's legacy: A love for his own ideas, impatience with the rest

Nehru-ites praise the idea of India. Nehru did not have the idea of India but an idea of India - an idea that was not moored in Indian historical evolution and left large numbers outside the anglicised pale of modern India.

Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and the Power of One
India

Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and the Power of One

Will Modi turn out to be a Hitler, as his detractors are alleging? The history of India proves that we believe in the Power of One, but within a democratic construct