Calcutta

Corruption
National
natural resources

Historic Patna Museum’s centenary sees it stripped of antiques #updated

The famous Patna Museum, started in 1917, turned a hundred years old this April. Today, it was shut down to move its wealth of national antiques moved to an autonomous museum by the government. This had been coming and students of the neighbouring College of Arts and Crafts celebrated its centenary as well as fought […]

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National

A visit to a village without banks or ATMs

What happens when a shehari, concerned by disturbing reports of distress in the rural areas decides to ignore the lack of news and go see for himself? Something very interesting. What follows is a short account of one such trip taken by Shuvankar Mukherjee, who decided to find out for himself what was really going on […]

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist
Religion and Phiosophy

Scientific Outlook ~ Narendra Dabholkar

Just look around and you will realize the state of affairs in our country. All of our villages have roads and there are plenty of vehicles that run on them carrying modern fertilizers and hybrid seeds. Tractors have reached villages and farmers in remote areas are capable of modern cultivation. Watching TV, we keep abreast […]

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 7

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 Being a foreign power, the British did not trust the colonized people. Therefore many checks were introduced, mostly unnecessarily. This practice also continues today. This leads to a huge amount of paper work, in addition to every government form (and those of semi-government organizations as well) […]

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 6

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 There are other kinds of evidence too of the colonial hangover in various aspects of life in India. One of those is some kind of a belief about a ‘Centre-State relationship’ that has not been consciously articulated, and therefore some of its deeper implications remain […]

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