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Lawful Terror

No party is a saint when it comes to the abuse of anti-terror laws: ‘prison without bail’ is a clause crying out for abuse. Bottomline: UAPA, NSA and the sedition law must go.

Ruben Banerjee
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August 02, 2021

Cover Story

  • Essay

    The Law As Act Of Terror

    Harsher laws have always been used to suppress dissent and political opposition

    August 02, 2021 | Faizan Mustafa
  • State Report

    Abusing The Terror Laws

    Today you can go in without bail for a tweet or for stating that cow urine can’t cure Covid. But the history of this Orwellian nightmare is long...

    August 02, 2021
  • State Report

    Lonely Road To Freedom

    The life a terror accused returns to after ­acquittal is nothing like what was snatched away. The tragedy doesn’t end outside jail.

    August 02, 2021 | Naseer Ganai


Assam/Organ Racket

A Broken Sieve

Dispute over payout exposes illegal kidney trade spanning two states

August 02, 2021 | Dipankar Roy
  • Bengal/Culture In Politics

    Ciao, On A Song And A Slogan

    Once, titans of Bengali culture crowded the CPI-CPI(M). Then they forsook the party in waves. These days, most cultural luminaries inhabit...

    August 02, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Interview

    ‘Philosophy Driving Ladakh...’

    "Carbon neutrality as a philosophy pervades every sector and decision regarding Lada­kh’s development. We’ve lau­nched the Mission...

    August 02, 2021 | Outlook Bureau
  • Pegasus/Row

    By Stealth, Stakeout And Spyware

    Virus alert: Israeli hacker-for-hire firm’s Pegasus malware is the latest bug ­causing an outbreak of political snooping allegations in India. Who’s it...

    August 02, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Pegasus/Row

    ‘If You Believe Your Phone’s Not Been...’

    Gopal Krishna Pillai, former Union home secretary, tells Bhavna Vij-Aurora that hacking and ­surveillance, both official and non-official...

    August 02, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Opinion

    Rethink Our Cyber Laws

    Pegasus row is wake-up call for all stakeholders in the digital ecosystem

    August 02, 2021 | Pavan Duggal
  • Opinion

    The Pegasus Whodunnit

    The Israeli spyware has become synonymous with large-scale cross-border digital snooping. What is the issue and who did it?

    August 02, 2021 | Jaijit Bhattacharya



Olympia’s Children

The Olympic Refugee Team is a collective of fortitude. Its athletes will take the field as conquerors of hardship.

August 02, 2021 | Soumitra Bose

Roses From Tokyo

Olympics is the toughest arena, but our wrestlers are ready for it

August 02, 2021 | Yogeshwar Dutt


  • Snapshot

    Dharamshala Unsmarted

    For the chosen abode of the Dalai Lama, this burgeoning hill town does have an ego: it wants to be a Smart ...

    August 02, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma
  • Snapshot

    Situation Not Vacant

    The BSY affair is a bit like the ‘tiger is coming’ proverb in reverse. He has been ‘going’ for a while but is still...

    August 02, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Snapshot

    Wait Faith, Life First

    Puri stopped the Juggernaut, Yogi’s UP stopped the kanwarias, Maharashtra’s Vitthal pilgrims...

    August 02, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    August 02, 2021



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

August 02, 2021

Captain And Skipper

“We wanted a resolution but are moving towards an explosion.” That’s a party MP from Punjab on the situation in the local...

August 02, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Arts & Entertainment

Review/ Art and Culture

Out Pops The K

Eshita Bhargava speaks with the septet—Songsun, Jihna, Kelly, Hyunbin, Jia, Soeun and Mire—and finds that TRI.BE leaves a pleasant ring in the ear like the delightful aftertaste of kimchi. Excerpts:

August 02, 2021 | Eshita Bhargava


Book Review

Banishment To Limbo

This book, while depicting the pain and suffering of those left out of Assam’s NRC, establishes official arguments and figures as fallacious

August 02, 2021 | M. Reyaz


K.R. Gouri Diary

The glowing words of tribute from the Left on her demise neatly evaded the question of the Communist betrayal of Gouri Amma...

August 02, 2021 | Joseph Maliakan



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August 02, 2021