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Ashis Nandy

Articles by Ashis Nandy

Middle Name Confidence

Middle Name Confidence

Nov 20, 2020 Ashis Nandy

Muslims see in Asaduddin Owaisi a leader who can fight the BJP on their own terms. Some of that goes back to...

Hibernating Idealism

Hibernating Idealism

Aug 10, 2017 Ashis Nandy

The sly interplay between idealism and ideology keeps excess at bay. In these times of ‘total politics’...

The Familial Psychopath

The Familial Psychopath

Jan 13, 2017 Ashis Nandy

Bangalore molesters were only doing their best as ‘worthy’ sons

The State Can Only Be A Goliath

The State Can Only Be A Goliath

Sep 02, 2016 Ashis Nandy

A myopic Indian state has irrevocably forfeited Kashmiris’ trust. Like in Palestine, they’ll now wage a...

'Governments Will Break This Country'

'Governments Will Break This Country'

Feb 19, 2016 Ashis Nandy

We forget that during the independence struggle, freedom fighters could speak publicly.

'Two Demands'

'Two Demands'

Feb 24, 2014 Ashis Nandy

1. That Penguin Random House contest the suit against The Hindus and 2. That the sections of the Indian Penal...

What Ashis Nandy Actually Said At JLF

What Ashis Nandy Actually Said At JLF

Jan 30, 2013 Urvashi Butalia

'Our corruption doesn’t look that corrupt, their corruption does.' Transcript of the relevant portion of...

Prance Of The Trickster

Prance Of The Trickster

Dec 03, 2012 Ashis Nandy

Bal Thackeray played a game of violent juvenile pranks as politics

Out, Damned Spot!

Out, Damned Spot!

Apr 23, 2012 Ashis Nandy

Absolution for Modi? Maybe a visit to the Ajmer dargah could help.

The Great Indian Love Affair With Censorship

The Great Indian Love Affair With Censorship

Nov 08, 2010 Ashis Nandy

Democracy’s new torchbearers would brook no lenience to ‘sedition’

Shock Detector Test

Shock Detector Test

May 03, 2010 Ashis Nandy

Cricket’s newest fall noted, the IPL row will limp off sated TV screens

Abiding Shame

Abiding Shame

Feb 11, 2008 Arundhati Roy

'If the Indian Government deports Taslima Nasrin, or holds her as an illegal alien, it will shame and...

Power Defangs

Power Defangs

Dec 24, 2007 Ashis Nandy

Politics has blunted the edge of his ideology, making him less dangerous

The Other 9/11

The Other 9/11

Sep 18, 2006 Ashis Nandy

Terror, as the tool of despair or virtue, has ruled our world order

'Let Mufti Continue'

'Let Mufti Continue'

Oct 22, 2005 Others

Prominent Citizens appeal to 'the Congress leadership': 'Despite Mufti Sahib's readiness to step down as CM,...

Allure Of The Demonic

Allure Of The Demonic

Aug 22, 2005 Ashis Nandy

Hate has become respectable now. But Savarkar and Jinnah had understood this maxim long ago.

A Billion Gandhis

A Billion Gandhis

Jun 21, 2004 Ashis Nandy

Down the ages, a natural tolerance—tinged with faith—has been our subsoil. Why do my friends foist a dry...