Abhishek Sikhwal

OPEN TO OPINION

Abhishek Sikhwal is a Calcutta-based writer.

VARIETY

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VOICES

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How I learnt that Hindutva is hypocritical

Shefali Vaidya’s piece, which set out to show that liberals can be misogynist too, failed miserably because it bypasses the extent of Hindutva’s own misogyny.

POLITICS

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How does Trump like you now, Non-Resident Indians?

You probably thought Americans will be more accepting of Hindus than they are of Muslims but the average Trump supporter can't tell the two apart.

HUMOUR

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Rewriting history so Hindutva brigade doesn't have to

The British were good, Hitler was best and the Wright brothers copied the design for their airplane from Lord Rama’s Pushpaka Vimana.

POLITICS

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Protests at Kanhaiya Kumar's Kolkata event show sane voice is getting lost

Extremes are claiming every public platform in their clamour for attention.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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I can't stand this surgical strike on the Indian soldier anymore

Nationalists should stop pretending that they give a damn about jawans because they clearly don’t.

HUMOUR

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Letter of thanks to the disgraceful Abu Azmi

Who amongst us hasn't sexually assaulted someone at a party? How else is one supposed to bring in a new year?

HUMOUR

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Shankaracharyaji is right, Hindus must have 10 children

I’m going to have 11 more sons to start my own cricket/football team

POLITICS

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Aamir Khan has done Bollywood a favour by supporting demonetisation

Our celebrities are being trained by rabble-rousers to keep in line. In order to have their career, they have to let go of their principles.