Kunal Majumder — Tehelka

Kunal Majumder
Kunal  Majumder

Kunal Majumder writes on politics, foreign affairs and books. Since he began his journalistic career in 2006, Kunal has reported on a wide range of topics including design, fashion, business, politics, environment, human rights and the Maoist conflict. In 2011, he won the UNFPA-Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity for Best Feature report and the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting. Kunal is currently Assistant Editor in-charge for Blogs and Social Media.

Blogs By Kunal Majumder

The problem is not with Manmohan Singh but with Rahul Gandhi

The problem is not with Manmohan Singh but with Rahul Gandhi

0 September 28, 2013 in Current Affairs

Have differences between the Congress old guard and the youth brigade led by Rahul Gandhi come out in the open? Certainly seems so. The party vice-president took everyone by surprise on Friday, gate-crashing a press conference organised by the Press Club of India for Congress Spokesperson Ajay Maken and announcing […]

Shahbag’s shrinking middle ground

Shahbag’s shrinking middle ground

1 March 6, 2013 in Current Affairs

A few days back, after I returned from Dhaka, we tried to get in touch with some intellectuals and academicians in Bangladesh to write a piece for us to look into the psychology of the Shahbag protesters. We were still inquisitive as to why a democratic movement would be governed […]

The language debate: Personal is political

The language debate: Personal is political

1 January 22, 2013 in Culture & Society

Yesterday I was at a restaurant when a Nepalese family walked in. The father, mother and their two grown-up children were speaking to each other in Hindi. You can also understand that Hindi is not their mother tongue by the type of Hindi they spoke. Very Doordarshan type. I was amazed. […]

Thank you for the news

Thank you for the news

4 January 11, 2013 in Musings

Little less than a month back I went for a meditation retreat. A day before I entered ten days of silence, a girl was raped and brutally assaulted in a bus in Delhi. There were reports of outrage and public protests. Ten days later when I stepped out, I found […]

Unanswered questions of free speech & religion

Unanswered questions of free speech & religion

17 September 24, 2012 in Current Affairs, Musings

Just a few days back, the hot topic for debate was the right of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi to mock the Indian Constitution. Now we have an anti-Islam film made in the US and a subsequent cartoon in a French magazine criticising the outrage after the film. But what remains unanswered […]

Changing narratives

Changing narratives

4 September 19, 2012 in Current Affairs

Yesterday Mamata Banerjee withdrew her party’s support from the UPA government. The resignation letters of Mamata’s ministers are expected to reach the Prime Minister only by 3pm on Friday. Her pretext – Foreign Direct Investment in retail sector and decreasing subsidies for petroleum products. Minutes after she announced her decision […]

Rahul Gandhi is still the mystery man

Rahul Gandhi is still the mystery man

7 September 12, 2012 in Current Affairs

Another book on Congress scion Rahul Gandhi is about to hit the market. Even before I had a chance to read an advance copy of the book, I had several apprehensions. I wondered how anybody could write about a subject without access. Rahul Gandhi shies compulsively away from any interaction […]

Media: the new whipping boy

Media: the new whipping boy

4 September 5, 2012 in Musings

A few days before the Anna Hazare movement died its natural death, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi, a former top cop, made a wild allegation. She claimed editors of all major media houses have been instructed by the government not to cover the agitation as extensively as the media initially […]