Priyadarshi Dutta

Priyadarshi Dutta

Is conversion racket the tip of an iceberg?

Is conversion racket the tip of an iceberg?

Thursday, 07 October 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Da’wah, or inviting people in the way of Allah, is an established discipline in Islamic curriculum. It is not bound by fixed rules and regulations New developments are happening every week in the Islamic ‘forced conversion’ case. The racket was busted in June by the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police....

Likud oxygen  for Israel’s polity

Likud oxygen for Israel’s polity

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Irrespective of whether Netanyahu stays or goes, it can’t be denied that his Likud party has changed the contours of Israeli politics forever With four inconclusive elections to the Knesset in the last two years, Israel’s politics is badly fragmented. While Likud is still the leading party in the 24th Knesset,...

A salad coalition can lead Israel?

A salad coalition can lead Israel?

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The nation is facing a chronic problem of splintered democracy. Can the new disparate coalition deliver a stable Government or will Likud spring back? The four elections to the Knesset (Parliament) within two years— between April 9, 2019, and March 23, 2021 — notwithstanding, the political picture in Israel is...

Taking a central view of the famed Vista project

Taking a central view of the famed Vista project

Friday, 28 May 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The gargantuan redevelopment plan, being touted as the ‘face of the 21st century India’, suffers from lack of transparency for which the Govt must own responsibility The Central Vista redevelopment- inclusive of constructing the New Parliament building- is a prestige project for the Modi government. New Delhi's Whitehall-equivalent promises to become...

When the calendar doesn’t go full circle

When the calendar doesn’t go full circle

Saturday, 22 May 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The strictly lunar character of the Hijri calendar renders it unsuitable for civil use; the Empires had to depend upon solar calendars The switchover from Ramadan (or Ramzan), the ninth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar, to Shawwal on the 29th, abounds in uncertainty and excitement. The sighting of the...

Recognising the Armenian pogrom

Recognising the Armenian pogrom

Saturday, 08 May 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The US has formally acknowledged the 1915 genocide but, for obvious reasons, Turkish President Erdogan isn't happy about it Belatedly but formally, the US has recognised the Armenian Genocide (1915-17). President Joe Biden, on April 24, 2021, recalled how “one-and-a-half million Armenians were deported, massacred or marched to their deaths in...

Elections in the time of COVID

Elections in the time of COVID

Thursday, 15 April 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

With half the phases in the Bengal polls remaining, the virus management measures appear to be missing on the ground The Congress candidate from the Srivilliputhur Assembly constituency, 63-year-old PSW Madhava Rao, passed away of COVID-19 complications five days after the Tamil Nadu election concluded on April 6. If he wins...

Opium with a pinch of salt?

Opium with a pinch of salt?

Friday, 12 March 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The CPI(M)'s decision to ally with a Maulvi-led party in Bengal is ironic. Is the party trying to make Marx stand on his head? The Congress and the CPI(M)’s decision to ally with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) in West Bengal has scandalised many. Despite its paradoxical nomenclature, the ISF is...

Sunday Edition

Time to awaken Corporate Social Consciousness?

28 November 2021 | Priya Nair Rajeev / Simy Joy | Agenda

Exquisite prose poetry

28 November 2021 | Swati Pal | Agenda

From uncertainty to probabilities

28 November 2021 | Pradeep | Agenda

New arrivals

28 November 2021 | Pioneer | Agenda

Astroturf : Choice sets premise of destiny

28 November 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I want to be part of cinema & not just project making'

28 November 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer