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Ramachandra Guha on plurality of Indian 'cultures', and how a true patriot feels shame at their country's failure
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Ramachandra Guha on plurality of Indian 'cultures', and how a true patriot feels shame at their country's failure

'The ability to say my language, my religion, my nation is not perfect, and the desire to correct the failures and fault lines and oppressive features of your religion or your language or your tradition are vital to patriotism. A true patriot is someone who feels shame at the crimes that his or her country commits,' said Ramachandra Guha in his lecture ‘In Defense of India’s Pluralism’

The Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: From the history of cricket to the implications of AI on societies, sessions to look out for on Day 6
Arts & Culture

The Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: From the history of cricket to the implications of AI on societies, sessions to look out for on Day 6

Readers can also look forward to a panel discussion with bestselling authors Andrei Kurkov, Markus Zusak and Milena Moser

Ramachandra Guha talks new book The Commonwealth of Cricket, his love for the sport, and its complex politics
Sports

Ramachandra Guha talks new book The Commonwealth of Cricket, his love for the sport, and its complex politics

The historian also recounts his brief stint as an administrator at the BCCI, where his resignation within six months of his appointment ruffled a few feathers in the cricketing fraternity.

Koregaon-Bhima Case: NIA takes 83-yr-old tribal rights activist Stan Swamy into custody
India

Koregaon-Bhima Case: NIA takes 83-yr-old tribal rights activist Stan Swamy into custody

The Jesuit priest and veteran tribal rights activist became the oldest person to be charged with terrorism-related offences in the case

S Jaishankar cites VP Menon's biography to claim Nehru didn't want Patel in Cabinet; Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor rebut charge
India

S Jaishankar cites VP Menon's biography to claim Nehru didn't want Patel in Cabinet; Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor rebut charge

Jaishankar's tweet evoked a sharp response from Guha, who said 'this a myth that has been comprehensively demolished by Professor Srinath Raghavan.'

New India Foundation opens applications for fellowships and Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Book Prize
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New India Foundation opens applications for fellowships and Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Book Prize

The New India Foundation is now inviting applications for the NIF Fellowship and the 2020 edition of their annual Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize.

Ramachandra Guha says Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing Rahul Gandhi, likens Sonia to Mughal dynasts living aloof from reality
Politics

Ramachandra Guha says Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing Rahul Gandhi, likens Sonia to Mughal dynasts living aloof from reality

He took on Congress president Sonia Gandhi too who, he said, reminded him of the "late Mughal dynasty" and how aloof they were of the state of their kingdom.

Satya Nadella criticises CAA: Meenakshi Lekhi lashes out at Microsoft CEO about 'Syrian Muslims'; Abhishek Singhvi shows support
India

Satya Nadella criticises CAA: Meenakshi Lekhi lashes out at Microsoft CEO about 'Syrian Muslims'; Abhishek Singhvi shows support

Speaking against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said that he would be keen to see a Bangladeshi immigrant creating the next unicorn in India or becoming the next Infosys CEO

'Wise govt would withdraw CAA': Ramchandra Guha slams BJP over Citizenship Act, says law 'against spirit of Constitution'
India

'Wise govt would withdraw CAA': Ramchandra Guha slams BJP over Citizenship Act, says law 'against spirit of Constitution'

Historian Ramchandra Guha tweeted saying that the Citizenship Act was immoral in nature and against the spirit of the Constitution. 'A wise and just Government would withdraw it too,' Guha tweeted.

CAA protests: Ram Guha detention, Section 144 in Karnataka and UP suggest police overreach in handling demonstrations
India

CAA protests: Ram Guha detention, Section 144 in Karnataka and UP suggest police overreach in handling demonstrations

India is in a precarious position today. It is caught in a pincer movement. From one side, efforts to blot out the secular and embracing character of the republic is being sought to be erased. The CAA is not a step, but a lunge in that direction.

Crackdown on Ramachandra Guha, other CAA protesters, exposes govt's inability to deal with democratic protests
India

Crackdown on Ramachandra Guha, other CAA protesters, exposes govt's inability to deal with democratic protests

The image of historian and writer Ramachandra Guha being dragged away by the police, during what appeared to be a non-violent protest in Bengaluru, seems to typify the state reaction in the wake of the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Every action has a reaction, but this time round, even simply shouting slogans or protesting at public places is not kosher.

Tata Literature Live 2019: Shortlists for five awards, including Book of the Year, announced
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Tata Literature Live 2019: Shortlists for five awards, including Book of the Year, announced

The Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest, scheduled to take place from 14-17 November 2019, announced the final shortlists for five awards. The Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest, scheduled to take place from 14-17 November 2019, announced the final shortlists for five awards.

Day after closure of sedition case against 49 celebs, Bihar lawyer files protest petition, claims cops acted ‘under political pressure’
India

Day after closure of sedition case against 49 celebs, Bihar lawyer files protest petition, claims cops acted ‘under political pressure’

After the Bihar police ordered closure of the sedition case filed against 49 personalities, who had signed an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching, the complainant on Thursday filed a 'protest petition' against the police

Article 370 scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir: 'This is not democracy, this is authoritarianism,' says historian Ramachandra Guha
Politics

Article 370 scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir: 'This is not democracy, this is authoritarianism,' says historian Ramachandra Guha

Historian Ramachandra Guha claimed that notification by President Ram Nath Kovind on revoking Article 370 is similar to imposition of Emergency in 1975. The Central government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Girish Karnad passes away: Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor, Shabana Azmi among others tweet condolences
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Girish Karnad passes away: Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor, Shabana Azmi among others tweet condolences

Girish Karnad passed away on Monday morning aged 81, after suffering a prolonged period of illness.

Govt-run research institute TIFR to pay staff only 50% salary for February due to 'insufficient funds'
India

Govt-run research institute TIFR to pay staff only 50% salary for February due to 'insufficient funds'

A former TIFR staffer said the pay cut decision will impact the around 3,000 employees, students and post-doctoral fellows of the research institute in Mumbai and other centres.

Kolkata Literary Festival 2019: Ramachandra Guha, Rajmohan Gandhi discuss the Mahatma on Day 3
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Kolkata Literary Festival 2019: Ramachandra Guha, Rajmohan Gandhi discuss the Mahatma on Day 3

The last day of the 2019 edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival featured discussions on food and Gandhi's brand of secularism

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival: 2019 edition to feature Andrew Sean Greer, Upamanyu Chatterjee
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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival: 2019 edition to feature Andrew Sean Greer, Upamanyu Chatterjee

The tenth edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival will have Ramachandra Guha, Naseeruddin Shah and others discussing subjects like Gandhi, love and Shakespeare

To lose TM Krishna to intolerance, is to lose ourselves; only an annihilate vanity can make this sacrifice thinkable
India

To lose TM Krishna to intolerance, is to lose ourselves; only an annihilate vanity can make this sacrifice thinkable

TM Krishna engages with the wonderful and the un-wonderful with remarkable felicity, and foregrounds tradition not as an impoverished relic of a forgotten past but a paradigm with which politics itself can be re-thought and reimagined

Ramachandra Guha refuses Ahmedabad University post after AVBP protest, tweets 'may Gandhi's spirit come alive once more'
India

Ramachandra Guha refuses Ahmedabad University post after AVBP protest, tweets 'may Gandhi's spirit come alive once more'

When contacted for its reaction to the development, the university on Friday refused to comment saying that the VC was out of the country on official tour and he was the sole authorised person to speak about the institution’s affairs.