Arkadev Ghoshal — Tehelka

Arkadev Ghoshal
Arkadev  Ghoshal

Arkadev Ghoshal is Chief Sub Editor with The Financial World, and writes on a host of topics, always trying for an out-of-the-box view. He is also an avid quizzer, and likes reading science fiction and political thrillers, as well as listening to music.

Blogs By Arkadev Ghoshal

The animal in us

The animal in us

3 December 24, 2012 in Current Affairs

“Strip them, lube them up and throw them into a cage full of male gorillas in heat. Take them out at the end of the day, and repeat the next day. That’s the best way to treat these people. And no one is to blame too, because no human is […]

Some superficial lessons in Sandy’s wake

Some superficial lessons in Sandy’s wake

2 November 7, 2012 in Current Affairs

Disasters bring out the real faces of people, they say. As someone sitting thousands of miles away from where Hurricane Sandy made landfall and left a trail of destruction in its wake, these real faces are becoming awfully clear, at least in some of the cases. Switch on the internet, […]

As IRWA scope widens, so does scope of misuse

As IRWA scope widens, so does scope of misuse

2 October 18, 2012 in Current Affairs

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 (IRWA) is in for an overhaul, under which sharing an obscene MMS or uploading a pornographic video on the internet may invite a fine of Rs1 lakh and a maximum prison sentence of three years for a first-time offender. The quantum of […]

Look behind films to understand society

Look behind films to understand society

1 October 6, 2012 in Culture & Society, Musings

They say that art reflects society. I beg to differ, choosing instead to look behind the scenes of some of our most famous works of what Satyajit Ray once described as the ‘highest form of commercial art’ — Cinema. The conclusions, comparisons and realisations they throw up are very surprising, […]

Of Operation Blue Star, Imtiaz Ali, Anna Hazare and an almost Butterfly Effect

Of Operation Blue Star, Imtiaz Ali, Anna Hazare and an almost Butterfly Effect

2 September 26, 2012 in Culture & Society, Current Affairs, Musings

    It has all the makings of a quiz question. In fact, I came to know of it from a quiz group on Facebook. What exactly do the two people, one incident and a phenomenon have in common? Nothing at all, on the surface of it. Delve deeper, and […]

Mahabharata medicines for modern social maladies

Mahabharata medicines for modern social maladies

10 September 21, 2012 in Culture & Society, Musings

  There are those who, at the very mention of the largest of poems in Indian culture, will crinkle their eyes or wrinkle their noses to show disapproval at someone turning to this ancient text for anything better than bedtime stories. I, on the other hand, suggest a closer look […]

Terms of abuse

Terms of abuse

4 September 14, 2012 in Musings

“It’s an excuse in whose garb companies are firing people left and right, and making huge profits by implementing unnecessary cost cuts in its name,” said one friend. “It’s just a bad economic condition, which everyone is experiencing these days,” said an acquaintance. I asked several others the same question, […]

Streisand effect again, but will it bring about change?

Streisand effect again, but will it bring about change?

3 September 11, 2012 in Current Affairs

As soon as the news broke this Sunday of the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on charges of sedition for an ‘inflammatory’ sketch, it brought back memories of late last year, when Kapil Sibal was suggesting the pre-screening of posts and status updates on social networking sites, and was instead […]