Imran Khan — Tehelka

Imran Khan
Imran  Khan

Imran Khan is Senior Correspondent with Tehelka. Before joining Tehelka, he was working with The New Indian Express. He has also worked with environmental NGO Greenpeace India as Action Campaigner.

Blogs By Imran Khan

Karnataka cops continue harassing journalists

Karnataka cops continue harassing journalists

0 June 17, 2013 in Current Affairs

Just before the Karnataka elections were held in May, a journalist working for a regional language newspaper was made ‘tadipaar’ (externed) by the local police, so that they could be spared of his reportage. Like in the past, they feared that his writings would throw some more muck on the […]

The web of judicial indiscipline

The web of judicial indiscipline

0 May 27, 2013 in Current Affairs

It has been five years since Syed Sadiq alias Sameer (35), a small fabrication business owner from Bangalore was arrested by the Karnataka police for allegedly planning a series of terror strikes across the state, including the offices of the software giant Infosys. Eighteen Muslim youth including Syed were apprehended for […]

Beyond the rainbow stereotype

Beyond the rainbow stereotype

4 November 8, 2012 in Culture & Society

Me, Myself and my Gender, a documentary which explores the life of male sex workers in Karnataka is headed for the international gay film festival in Slovenia. Directed by team of G K Vasuki and Maya Jaideep, both journalists hailing from the state, the film is the first look at […]

Kumaraswamy’s fortunes revive at the cost of national parties

Kumaraswamy’s fortunes revive at the cost of national parties

2 November 7, 2012 in Current Affairs

With dissidence simmering in the ranks of both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress in Karnataka, the third largest party in the state Janata Dal (Secular) is seeing an opportunity to make a comeback by emulating the similar successful caste combination of Samajwadi party’s Yadav-Muslims in the recent UP assembly […]

The Karnataka government’s war on journalists continues

The Karnataka government’s war on journalists continues

0 October 22, 2012 in Current Affairs

The Karnataka BJP has chosen to hit back at the journalist who reported the infamous homestay attack where a few partying girls and boys were roughed up by more than 50 Hindutva goons. The images of the brutal attack captured by Kasturi channel reporter Naveen Soorinje created an outrage at […]

The Cauvery issue

The Cauvery issue

2 October 7, 2012 in Current Affairs

The recent order of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as head of the controversial Cauvery River Authority (CRA) asking Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till October 15 has brought out once again the century old debate of sharing of Cauvery river water between the two states. […]

Love thy Cow, Tenderly

Love thy Cow, Tenderly

12 October 3, 2012 in Current Affairs

Last month, the Karnataka government notified rules for the setting up of a Goseva Ayog for the protection of cattle under the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department. According to the notification, the rules are named as Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation (Constitution of Goseva Ayog) Rules, 2012. […]

Politics and Assassination

Politics and Assassination

2 September 10, 2012 in Current Affairs

The accidents of history have a much bigger role in shaping a nation’s destiny than one usually thinks. That is because accidents cannot be broken down into causes and effects, which is the historian’s standard tool. Accidents are after all, just accidents. On a whimsical note I sometimes wonder about […]