|  Below The Belt |  5-minute read
Fifty Shades of Grey, BDSM

Desi Fifty Shades of Grey, 'Maaya' by Vikram Bhatt is a bold insult to women

The visual orgy begins with the overpowering voice of a man spelling out BDSM for beginners.


 |   Long-form
Narendra Modi, Demonetisation, Cashless Economy

Modis Operandi: A close shave for Indian democracy

When black ‘kesh’ was the only thing of any value left with most Indians.


 |  3-minute read
BJP, ND Tiwari, turncoats

ND Tiwari: How BJP was twice bitten, still not shy

Party could have saved itself the embarrassment a third time by doing a bit of homework.


 |  4-minute read
Climate change, Donald Trump

The world has reasons to fear Donald Trump

Islamophobia, homophobia, rejection of immigrants, regionalism and regional politics - everything hints at division.


 |  5-minute read
Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu

Jallikattu shouldn't be a choice between Tamil cultural pride and rule of law

When two values are in uneasy juxtaposition, maturity demands that every effort is made, and the extra mile walked, in order to harmonise them.


 |  4-minute read
Pakistan, Taliban, Afghanistan, Book Extract

Pakistan pushing itself towards the abyss with its Afghanistan obsession

[Book extract] Islamabad will not stop trying to install a weak and dependent government in Kabul.


 |  5-minute read
Modi, RTI, CIC, Delhi University

PM Modi degree row: Where is the right to information?

In the world’s largest democracy, corruption and deceit has overpowered and strong-armed ideals of good governance.