Profile of Ananya Vajpeyi
The past is being erased. And the present reshaped. Can Delhi survive the spear through its heart?
T.M. Krishna uses music to show democracy is the sound of many voices rising up to the sky
The hero Rama was neither just a man, nor just a god—he was inseparably both.
'Petitioning Members of both houses of the Indian Parliament to reconsider and revise Sections 153 (A) and 295 (A) of the Indian Penal Code'
A complete intellectual history of modern South Asia is yet to be written, one that accords a rightful place to Muslim traditions of inquiry into self and sovereignty in the making of India—and Pakistan
By the logic of the Indian state, India is free and Kashmir is a part of India, ergo, Kashmir too, must be free. But Sanjay Kak’s documentary provides visual attestation for something diametrically opposed to this logic: the reality of occupati
Shivaji has always been seen as an extraordinarily clever, intelligent and wise ruler. Why are the most utterly foolish positions being assumed and actions taken, supposedly in his name, to defend his reputation?
As Yasin Malik joked, was the Karachi World Social Forum (March 24-29, 2006) too populated by 'intellectuals'? Or did it at least give a genuine taste of debate, dissent and democratic mobilization to military-ruled Pakistan?
Identity discourse makes it impossible to talk about positions, because we are too busy talking about the persons who implicitly embody or explicitly espouse them.
...just keep your mouth shut: A lethal mix of censorship and identity politics wreaks havoc in Indian public life, yet again.
With the storming of BORI by hooligans, the monster of fascism no longer growls at the gate - it has crossed the threshold, into the house that Gandhi built. Are we prepared to defend acts of violence perpetrated in the name of our identity, our beli
Censorship would like to shut down not mouths, but minds. Censorship would like to contain not just the production of works of art and works of knowledge, but the very emotional and intellectual impulses that go into such production. This is cause fo
What we need to understand urgently is that if Geelani is grievously wounded (no matter who aimed the barrel of a gun at him), it is our freedom that lies bleeding at the door.