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Cookbooks As Archives of Taste, Feelings, Flavours, And Politics 

Cookbooks As Archives of Taste, Feelings, Flavours, And Politics 

In a country where massive poverty is juxtaposed with plenty, cookbooks only cater to the haves. The have-nots, on the other hand, are caught in the endless cycle of subsistence crises — hunger, and malnutrition 

27 April 2022
What's On Your Plate? The Legal Aspect Of Food Controversy In India

What's On Your Plate? The Legal Aspect Of Food Controversy In India

India has always seen the politicisation of food culture, whether in mid-day meals or the food on a poor man’s plate. Such politics are intertwined with...

27 April 2022

Why Mayawati's Village Is Still Hopeful About BSP's Future

A section of the public in Badalpur, Mayawati's birthplace, holds a soft corner for her, despite their grouses with the new crop of BSP leaders and her...

Politics of Language: How Urdu Slowly Disappeared From Kashmir

Politics of Language: How Urdu Slowly Disappeared From Kashmir

Since it was made the official language in 1889, Urdu has been the language of the Muslim masses. But the abrogation of Article 370, which has stripped Urdu of...

20 March 2022

Elections 2022: The Curious Case Of The Party Symbol

The symbol of a political party is the identification mark that triggers, in the memory of the public, all things bad and good about a political outfit.

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11 February 2022
Elections 2022: Who Will The Nishads Row Across To Success In UP?

Elections 2022: Who Will The Nishads Row Across To Success In UP?

Nishad politics, marked by growing identity assertion and the hype around elections, cannot be confined to reservations. Here is an attempt to make sense of...


04 February 2022
Muscular Nationalism: India’s Contest Over Memory

Muscular Nationalism: India’s Contest Over Memory

Over the past hundred years, since war memorials became popular globally, their purpose and significance have changed, from sites for triumphant nationalism to...


04 February 2022
'Breadwinner But Not Leader': Warring Identities Of Women In Manipuri Politics

'Breadwinner But Not Leader': Warring Identities Of Women In Manipuri Politics

'A man who does not go to Loishang and a woman who does not go to the market are worthless' - Meitei proverb


04 February 2022
Statues And Politics | Incidents Of Vandalism In Recent Past

Statues And Politics | Incidents Of Vandalism In Recent Past

With new statues being erected, and the old being vandalised, these sculptures have played a larger role in shaping the political discourses over the years. 


02 February 2022
Linguistic Identity Scores Over Religious Identity In Assam

Linguistic Identity Scores Over Religious Identity In Assam

Identity in Assam is linked to language. Assam in the past witnessed several anti-Bengali language riots.    


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31 January 2022
From Thanos To Joker- How Comic Book Supervillains Were Victims Of Identity Politics

From Thanos To Joker- How Comic Book Supervillains Were Victims Of Identity Politics

In an attempt to probably empathise with their villainy, writers, more often than not, have looked at consequences of identity politics, and use that as the...


30 January 2022
'First Time In Kashmir': Reconquering Lal Chowk And Identity Politics Around It

'First Time In Kashmir': Reconquering Lal Chowk And Identity Politics Around It

Lal Chowk, a business hub in Kashmir’s summer capital is named after the central marketplace in Moscow named Red Square.  


21 January 2022
Imran Khan To Attend Beijing Olympics To Show Solidarity With China

Imran Khan To Attend Beijing Olympics To Show Solidarity With China

During his three-day visit, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan will meet with the top Chinese leadership and take forward the traditional military ties as...


29 September 2021
Yogi Adityanath's UP Poll Pitch: A Crime Free State And Development

Yogi Adityanath's UP Poll Pitch: A Crime Free State And Development

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh has said during a door-to-door campaign that Yogi Adityanath will be the party’s face in the coming state...


09 September 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput - The Revenant Guest During Election Season In Bihar

Sushant Singh Rajput - The Revenant Guest During Election Season In Bihar

Sushant Singh Rajput's death bemoaned as a huge loss is, in fact, a huge gain for the BJP, both in Bihar and in Maharashtra.


03 May 2019
Who Killed My Son? Father Cries For Justice, Wants Bhopal To Snub Malegaon Blast Accused Pragya Thakur

Who Killed My Son? Father Cries For Justice, Wants Bhopal To Snub Malegaon Blast Accused Pragya Thakur

Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur is contesting from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket against Congress veteran Digvijay Singh. Victims of the...


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11 March 2019
Ananth Kumar Hegde Calls Rahul Gandhi 'Hybrid', Asks Him To Give DNA Proof Of Being Brahmin

Ananth Kumar Hegde Calls Rahul Gandhi 'Hybrid', Asks Him To Give DNA Proof Of Being Brahmin

Ananth Kumar Hegde is the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and five-time Lok Sabha member from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka


29 January 2019
Ten Northeastern Parties, JD(U) Declare Opposition To Citizenship Bill

Ten Northeastern Parties, JD(U) Declare Opposition To Citizenship Bill

Sangma, the convener of the convention, said the parties will send a delegation to meet PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind seeking to scrap the citizenship...


25 September 2018
Video Showing Muslims Pledging Vote To TRS Goes Viral, Opposition Targets KCR

Video Showing Muslims Pledging Vote To TRS Goes Viral, Opposition Targets KCR

Some people in the video are seen promising Transport Minister in the caretaker government Patnam Mahender Reddy their vote and the latter thanking them for...


03 August 2018
Dalits Need To Show Their Strength To Be Heard, Says BJP MP Udit Raj

Dalits Need To Show Their Strength To Be Heard, Says BJP MP Udit Raj

Udit Raj, Member of Parliament, BJP on reservations for Dalits, judiciary and why he recently called Dalit MPs "parasites".


01 August 2018
There Will Be Civil War, Bloodbath Because of NRC: Mamata Banerjee

There Will Be Civil War, Bloodbath Because of NRC: Mamata Banerjee

Attacking the BJP, she said the saffron party is trying to divide the country and asserted this will not be tolerated.


28 July 2018
Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Hardik, now 25, is himself eligible to contest Lok Sabha elections. But unless he can have the verdict -- two years in jail -- overturned by a higher court, he...


18 July 2018
RSS, AIMIM 'Two Sides Of The Same Coin' : Congress

RSS, AIMIM 'Two Sides Of The Same Coin' : Congress

“They are the two sides of the same coin. They do polarisation and run their own agendas," Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said.


15 July 2018
In Bihar, Despite Nitish-Shah Bonhomie, Seat Sharing A Challenge For NDA

In Bihar, Despite Nitish-Shah Bonhomie, Seat Sharing A Challenge For NDA

Though there is optimism regarding settlement of seat sharing, but it seems more complicated than what it appears.


12 April 2018
Punjab Govt Announces Debt Waiver Worth Rs 52 Crore For 15,890 Borrowers From Lower Caste, Class

Punjab Govt Announces Debt Waiver Worth Rs 52 Crore For 15,890 Borrowers From Lower Caste, Class

The Amarinder Singh- government in Punjab has approved an amount of Rs 52 crore to give debt waiver to around 15,890 borrowers of scheduled castes and backward...


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