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A farewell to conscience

In ancient Rome, as the story goes, a slave would stand close behind victorious generals as they were paraded through the streets after returning home, triumphant, from a battle. And…

After fascism stalls in India

HAS fascism run its course in India, as Arundhati Roy told Karan Thapar in an interview last week? In her view, India’s masses have stepped in to ensure its eventual…

Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate

The rapid-fire formation of four unusually potent Atlantic hurricanes, including Harvey and Irma, has stoked scientific debate over what role global warming is playing in this phenomenon. First came Harvey,…

Corona, faith and science

The spread of a virus named Covid-19 in this age of mass and fast communication has apparently brought faith(s) and science face to face. People of science do not believe…

Decolonisation in consciousness and fact

The US and subsequently many parts of the world have been in turmoil since the tragic death of George Floyd in the US, the emergence with renewed force of the…

Spirit of self-discipline

Ramazan is a month of restraint and discipline. The ability to curb your instincts and desires is the motive behind fasting. Not to eat is symbolic. However, it is taken…