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Till Messiah Come, Again

Till Messiah Come, Again

Apr 19, 2018

The greatest care-giver, the Mahatma, sacrificed himself to keep the nation sane. His sacrifice stopped the madness temporarily, but the cure is still eluding us.

Gandhi’s Spectacles

Gandhi’s Spectacles

Apr 12, 2018

For Gandhi, the solution to sanitation and equality was the same: we should all become bhangis, the old term for cleaners, which has now become a caste slur...

Fake News Busters

Fake News Busters

Apr 06, 2018

Biggest fake news outlets are the right-wing hate factories—TV channels rolling on TRPs, communal, venom-spewing websites and deadly whatsapp news agencies. But the honourable minister merely targeted accredited journalists,

Zucker & Sucker

Zucker & Sucker

Mar 30, 2018

Now that Facebook has proven how easy it is to make money out of other people’s digital poop, all companies private and government should take a leaf out of Zucker’s Book On Suckers and try putting out all employee data out for sale.

Congress & Media

Congress & Media

Mar 23, 2018

After the stupendous performance of the Congress and Rahul in Gujarat, Congress workers believe that they can return to power.

We Said It!

We Said It!

Mar 16, 2018

SP-BSP alliance is a solid bloc. This political understanding is going to be a game­changer in 2019, if it remains intact.

Concussion

Concussion

Mar 09, 2018

We invoke Gandhi and claim that we are non-violent; we build statues for Ambedkar to claim that we are inclusive. We are none of this, let us admit it. Churchill could have been right when he called us beasts and our religion beastly.

The Tamil Country

The Tamil Country

Mar 01, 2018

Saddest contradictions are Tamil politicians. They are probably the worst opportunists and the most corrupt, still spouting Periyar and Ambedkar, equally comfortable in a necktie and a konakam (loin cloth)

Dalit Atrocities

Dalit Atrocities

Feb 23, 2018

What if we trust Anshu Prakash’s version? Every chief secretary of every state ought to be brought to the CM’s house, made to sit between two MLAs and thrashed till he delivers.

Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi

Feb 16, 2018

Be they the cooperative bank scamsters of Maharashtra or the chit fund frauds of West Bengal, the powerless poor get robbed all the time.

Of Pundits And Punters

Of Pundits And Punters

Feb 09, 2018

No wonder the NDA is obsessed with the cow. The cow belt alone voted in the first single-party government after 1984.

Saluting The DM

Saluting The DM

Feb 02, 2018

I salute you, DM of Bareilly. Sure, Chandan Gupta shouldn’t have been killed in Kasganj and we grieve for him, but there is no need to bully our fellow citizens, just to prove the colonialists right.

Happy R-Day!

Happy R-Day!

Jan 25, 2018

There is a lot wrong with our society—politically, economically and socially. Will we ever be able to melt our social and communal identities into a national whole to achieve greatness?

Rani Nirbhaya

Rani Nirbhaya

Jan 19, 2018

What make the gang-rape and murder of our Nirbhayas less honourable than the jauhar of Rani Padmini? This question ought to be asked of all the brave men of Haryana and Rajasthan.

Why Not Srirangapatna?

Why Not Srirangapatna?

Jan 12, 2018

It doesn’t make any sense for modern-day Dalit leaders to celebrate British victories because the British were worse than India’s privileged castes in keeping the Dalits in chains.

The New VC

The New VC

Jan 04, 2018

If the government ensures that corporate hospitals are not allowed to ext­ort the relatives of a dead patient, a lot of money-grabbing practices would come to an end on their own.

The Good God

The Good God

Dec 22, 2017

Nobody should be allowed to claim superiority for his God over his neighbour’s. The very logic of my-God-is-better-that-yours argument is perverse, invasive and col­onial.

Two Elections

Two Elections

Dec 15, 2017

The Gujarat polls proved conclusively that identity politics survives decades of single-party rule and developmental diversions.

Madness!

Madness!

Dec 08, 2017

If we want to be called a civilised society, a progressive polity and a constitutional democracy, we need to put an end to these 'communal' murders.

Ramayanam As Tragedy

Ramayanam As Tragedy

Dec 01, 2017

Until the Left and the Centre revisit Gandhi’s Rama, the Right will continue to monopolise the religious idiom of the masses.

Padmini And The Elite

Padmini And The Elite

Nov 24, 2017

The more the elite sniggers at pre-modern ideas like Sita or Hanuman or Saraswati and upholds someone like M.F. Husain’s right to disrobe Hindu icons, the more they are pushing the pre-modern masses into the waiting lap of the Hindu Right.

Suffocatingly, Yours

Suffocatingly, Yours

Nov 17, 2017

Sure, we will suffer this year’s smog in suffocation. But, let me let out a big secret, there will be crop burning, smog, toxic air and deadly sickness next year too.

Torture As Evidence

Torture As Evidence

Nov 10, 2017

Who killed Pradyuman Thakur is important. But more important is that Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, is innocent.

Khichdi Of Pulkistan

Khichdi Of Pulkistan

Nov 03, 2017

Is the glorification of khichdi another way of celebrating the first anniversary of demonetisation?

Future And Past

Future And Past

Oct 26, 2017

Whether print lives or not, many have for long been writing the obituary of magazine journalism.

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