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Antara Dev Sen

  • Rape isn’t as much about honour as about injury

    Right now, as we cry for justice, it may help if we differentiate between sexual harassment and degrees of rape.

    Monday, 31 December 2012 - 9:30am
  • The political bloodsport rocking West Bengal

    On January 13, the West Bengal government will have to reply to the Calcutta high court’s questions following last week’s violence in Netai village in Lalgarh.

    Thursday, 13 January 2011 - 3:00am
  • A British law scrapped in UK thrives in India

    Mahatma Gandhi, accused of sedition by the British Raj, had told the court: “Section 124-A, under which I am happily charged, is perhaps the prince among the political sections of the Indian Penal Code, designed to suppress the liberty of the citizens.”

    Thursday, 30 December 2010 - 2:49am
  • Democracy held hostage in Parliament

    We are tired of being taken hostage as our ‘honourable’ MPs hold a gun to our heads and make demands.

    Thursday, 16 December 2010 - 3:07am
  • In today’s world one should be able to multi-task

    If you are shocked by what diplomats say about their hosts as revealed by WikiLeaks, please relax.

    Thursday, 2 December 2010 - 3:20am
  • LC Jain, last pillar of the original dream of India

    L.C. Jain, distinguished Gandhian activist and economist, was an unwavering critic of government policies divorced from the masses, that focused blindly on industrial progress.

    Thursday, 18 November 2010 - 2:17am
  • The inhuman AFSPA is our way of handling insurgency

    A colonial legacy, that suspends citizens’ democratic rights, is the world’s largest democracy’s way of handling insurgency.

    Thursday, 4 November 2010 - 3:19am
  • Where the mind is ensnared in fear...

    Sadly, with the blossoming of identity politics and chauvinism in India, we frequently see sullying.

    Thursday, 21 October 2010 - 3:34am
  • Ayodhya verdict contradicts our secular credentials

    After the initial politeness, all three parties — the Sunni Wakf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla, the unearthly litigant — are appealing against the verdict in the Supreme Court.

    Thursday, 7 October 2010 - 2:00am
  • Weighing the pros and cons of going on strike

    And should ESMA then snatch from us our right to protest in a democracy? I believe it should, when our means of protest compromise the democratic rights and freedoms of others.

    Thursday, 9 September 2010 - 12:30am