Priyadarshi Dutta

Priyadarshi Dutta

Scattered Sindhi society

Scattered Sindhi society

Monday, 06 May 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The small and dispersed community has lacked political representation since the Partition. A Constitutional amendment could give them a non-territorially linked seat in the Lok Sabha It seems to be the end of the road for veteran politician Lal Krishna Advani as his party denied him ticket for the Lok...

An alternate universe

An alternate universe

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

While the free world might have heaved a sigh of relief at the final acquittal of Aasia Bibi, she was just one example of continued victimisation by Pakistan’s blasphemy laws Bibi Aasia Noreen, the Pakistani Christian woman who was on death row for blasphemy, is finally out of the woods....

Vote for world peace

Vote for world peace

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Had it not been for the success of the first general and Assembly elections in 1952, the great experiment of democracy would have failed in India and the world would not have been what it is Sukumar Sen, an Indian civil servant — the first Chief Election Commissioner of India no...

The stellar logic of Kumbh

The stellar logic of Kumbh

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Calendars can fall victims to the phenomenon of culture and nationalism supplanting astronomical principles that lie at their foundation A perusal of the official website of Kumbh Mela, 2019 — hosted by the Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran, Uttar Pradesh — reveals why this is not a kumbh at all. It mentioned...

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer