...and the fine art of selling dhoklas and theplas
This speck of dirt, too, will be sucked into the widening gyre of time that keeps turning and turning...
The publisher says Navayana has been thinking and reflecting on its recent decision to not publish Joe D’ Cruz’s novel
If the Ambedkar-conceived Constitution can be amended 97 times, can’t a textbook, which has to be treated as a work-in-progress, be amended?
On Anand Patwardhan's latest—the tension and the potential inherent in the title, that of twinning the concerns of the Ambedkarite movement (Jai Bhim) and those of the Left (Comrade), and the apparent impossibility of such reconciliation.
As writers organise for the ban on The Satanic Verses to be lifted, the battle to undo the damage of the past quarter century has begun. It is time for India to wake up.
The supply of uranium has been assured by Russia, but NPCIL's plans for massive water-dependent reactors off Kanyakumari may run out of water. Literally.
Kanshi Ram redefined and expanded the scope of parliamentary democracy in India by successfully fusing Phule's advocacy of the bahujan with the Ambedkarite idea of negotiating space for a communal minority in a political majority.
With elections just four months away, as the Sun TV group proves to be bigger than the DMK, media power appears to dictate the course of politics in Tamil Nadu.
The vice-president of The Tsunami Society, Honolulu, and an expert on tsunamis, storm surges and tidal waves, on the various challenges that the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System poses and the need for coastal inundation maps.
In the guise of celebrating team spirit, the latest Pepsi advertisement on TV romanticises child labour and offers it celebrity endorsement. Perhaps the Advertising Standards Council of India needs to step in?
On the eve of 125 years of Periyar E.V. Ramasamy, K. Veeramani, president, Dravidar Kazhagam discusses caste politics, and explains why the DK does not believe in having dalits as puppets in its apex decision-making body.
In Tamil Nadu, elections mean thiruvizha. It is spectacle time. And J. Jayalalitha is the reigning goddess who has set out on a two-month darshan-giving tour. S. Anand followed her in Chidambaram and Mayiladudurai.
With Karunanidhi declaring that the BJP-AIADMK alliance is basically an Advani-Jaya alliance, it appears that realignment with "Vajpayee's BJP" is possible in a post-poll scenario.
The Kanchi Shankaracharya, last heard questioning the Dalai Lama's credentials to mediate in the Ayodhya dispute, now has the political circles abuzz with his peregrinations in the slums of Chennai. Tamil Nadu's top Dalit leaders are already lining u
'Irrespective of whether we reach the conclusion that A-1 [Jayalalitha] is guilty of the offences with which she is charged or not, she must atone for the same by answering her conscience in the light of what we have stated'
People wearing face mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others celebrate 1 billion vaccine dose completion in India, in Ahmedabad.PTI Photo
BJP supporters during Union Home Minister Amit Shah's public rally in JammuPTI Photo/Raman Raina
Vehicles covered in snow after a fresh spell of snowfall at Keylong in Lahual Spiti.PTI Photo
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal during his visit to Bogibeel Bridge in Dibrugarh.PTI Photo
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (C) during the inauguration of BJP Minority Morcha National Executive meeting in New Delhi.PTI Photo
SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.
Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.
How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates