Tehelka — Blogs
A Walk For Equality
Disability is more often than not a condition of state of mind, than a weakness or handicap per se. However, the society in large affords to discriminate and subjugate people on the cross of their disability. The plight of the physically disabled persons in our society is well known. Humiliation, […]Read Blog ›
By On October 20, 2014
[In Photos] Spoils of the Festival
On 2 October, government launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ aimed at creating a clean India in the next five years. Only a day after, the festivities of Durga Puja ended with the immersion of the idols in the banks of Yamuna river which flows through the Capital. The custom is […]Read Blog ›
By On October 7, 2014
A student remembers his guardian and history teacher Bipan Chandra
What Bipan meant to me, said historian Romila Thapar, was a friend one could look upon… for down-to-earth answers; nice straight answers, broad degrees of agreement always -differences notwithstanding. It was a 50 year association. She was one of the several speakers at a memorial meeting in Teen Murti House […]Read Blog ›
By On September 9, 2014
[In Photos] Ganesh Visarjan in Delhi
As the 10-day Ganesh puja celebrations come to an end on 8 September, the immersion of idols began in the city. Photographs by Vijay PandeyRead Blog ›
By On September 8, 2014
Gulzar, the favourite child of the Muse
As the country celebrates the 77th birthday of poet, lyricist, writer, director and producer Gulzar today, one feels unable to even sum up, much less critically examine, the career of this favourite child of the Muse. Born as Sampooran Singh Kalra to Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur in Jhelum […]Read Blog ›
By On August 18, 2014
Uttarakhand Floods: A Year After The Tragedy
On 16-17 June last year, the flash floods and the subsequent landslides on the course of the Mandakani and Bhagirati rivers — both tributaries of the Ganga — killed thousands and rendered many more homeless. Most of the dead were pilgrims visiting the Kedarnath shrine One year later, the TEHELKA […]Read Blog ›
By and On July 15, 2014
Indo-Pak diplomacy: The way forward
May 26, 2014 was a historic day in Indian politics. On this day the 15th Prime Minister of India was sworn in. Pakistan’s Prime Minister personally attended the ceremony. Later, there was also a meeting between the two leaders. This event holds great hope for many people, for they believe […]Read Blog ›
By On June 4, 2014
The emergence of a new India
Politics is full of differences. If we tried to eliminate such differences, it would prove to be counterproductive. In other words, it would result in a greater evil. Hence, democracy is the answer. It is the art of difference management and means a non-confrontational settlement of differences. India’s 16th General […]Read Blog ›
By On May 20, 2014
Haryana Dalits Protest Against Gangrape
Dalits from Bhagana village protest outside Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s official residence in New Delhi on 11 May after the recent gangrape of four Dalit girls, three of them minors, by several upper-caste men. The protesters alleged that both the State and the Union Governments were paying no heed to […]Read Blog ›
By On May 12, 2014
Masked Identities
The Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 has forced sexual minorities to slink back into the closet. A photo feature by Satya Sahu It was shocking, to make an understatement. Four years of progress. Four years of working to finally help attain equal civil rights at par with the ‘normal’ […]Read Blog ›
By On March 21, 2014
Author and journalist Khushwant Singh passes away
Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh, one of the finest Indian writers in English in contemporary times, breathed his last today at the age of 99 at his residence in DelhiRead Blog ›
By On March 20, 2014