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Why Baba Ramdev’s march against ‘PK’ will immortalise Hirani…
The manner in which the recent Bollywood caper ‘PK’ has caused turmoil in the ‘Right’ quarters starting with the Hindu Mahasabha and finding an echo in a fuming Ramdev demanding its ban is just the kind of atmospherics which will immortalise the film and illegitimise its detractors.Mercifully for the millions […]Read Blog ›
By On December 30, 2014
The perils of Sterilisation
In a clear forceful tone remarked former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare AR Nanda – sterilisation is a terrorist attack by the government on a woman’s body. He had heard numerous women from across the country take the microphone to narrate stories of apathy, abuse and harassment meted out […]Read Blog ›
By On December 24, 2014
KB Ganesh Kumar’s Smutty Affairs
Actor-turned-politician continues to grapple with power and lust, says Ram KumarRead Blog ›
By On December 22, 2014
White Christmas?
  Earlier this month, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, a government minister of the far-right Bhartiya Janta Party, made a statement at an election rally. She said that Indians “who do not choose the sons of Ram (Hindu deity) are illegitimate”. She later did apologize for causing offence but all the event […]Read Blog ›
By On December 18, 2014
It is the zeitgeist!
Ever since the news about the killing of school children in Pakistan broke, there has been an unspoken uneasiness. There is a feeble numbness somewhere inside. Let’s not blame Taliban. They can’t but be who they are and do what they do. It is the zeitgeist. The spirit of the […]Read Blog ›
By On December 18, 2014
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