THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
19 August 2017
Opinions : Ramachandra Guha
DEEP TALK WITH RAMACHANDRA GUHA
When riots are tools, where does secularism stand?
As the spectre of communal violence raises its ugly head yet again in the build-up towards elections, India Together talks to Ramachandra Guha to explore the threats to the secular imagination in India and the hopes for religious pluralism in the democracy.
Law and Order Peace Interviews A historian's view

DEEP TALK
The Telangana prophecy: Will more states mean more conflict? With the government clearing Telangana as India's 29th state, long-standing demands for separate states in other parts of the country have gained fresh momentum. This could be a foretelling of many more states to come, but would that necessarily augur ill for the unity of India? Noted historian Ramachandra Guha shares his thoughts.
Government Interviews History A historian's view
MANMOHAN SINGH
A Prime Minister in peril Why has this honest, intelligent, experienced man, whose appointment as prime minister in 2004 was so widely welcomed, been such a disappointment in office, asks Ramachandra Guha
OP-ED A historian's view
PARLIAMENT
Degrading democracy The relationship between the two major parties in Parliament has broken down completely. For this both parties are responsible, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED A historian's view
LANGUAGE
The question of English A meaningful and enduring bilingualism, embracing both English and the mother tongue, remains out of reach of the vast majority of citizens, writes Ramachandra Guha.
Curricula OP-ED Caste A historian's view
THE QUIET INDIAN
A man to match his mountains Chandi Prasad Bhatt said that for him every river was a Ganga, a source of life and renewal, abused or ill-treated at one's peril. His work has been an education for others, writes Ramachandra Guha.
Forests OP-ED A historian's view
FREE SPEECH
Ban the ban The republic of India bans books with a depressing frequency. Lower courts and even some high courts have been accomplices in this stifling of free speech, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED A historian's view
WOMEN POLITICIANS
Power women In spite of its gender bias, India has women in leading positions in politics. But this does not herald a new age of gender equality, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED A historian's view
OPINION: POLITICIANS
The lessons of Bihar Citizens of other states also could take hope from the results in Bihar, and demand that their politicians too provide enduring social benefits rather than simply stoking prejudice, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED BIHAR A historian's view
P V NARASIMHA RAO
The great unmentionable Now that the Nehru-Gandhis once more control both party and government, P V Narasimha Rao can be mentioned in Congress circles only if it is possible to disparage him, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED History A historian's view
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
A serpent in paradise The UGC and the Ministry of HRD must rehabilitate a fine scholar persecuted merely for asking that a place of learning focus on the practice of learning, writes Ramachandra Guha.
Education OP-ED Justice A historian's view
GANDHI AND THE CONGRESS
Man with a vision Had Gandhi chosen to stay on in South Africa, the Republic would have taken a less democratic shape. And the Congress may still have been a club for English-speaking gentlemen, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED History A historian's view
NAXALISM
Social banditry In their readiness to identify with the oppressed, Naxalites are in contrast to the bureaucrat, the politician and the police officer, but they are not revolutionaries, writes Ramachandra Guha.
OP-ED Society A historian's view
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader