Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

@MakrandParanspe

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

ART & CULTURE

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Why Orchha is in a monumental mess

Several monuments are in danger of collapsing.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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JNU professor recounts how students threatened, stopped him in campus

The protest was orchestrated to bring the university to a standstill on the first anniversary of 'Azaadi' protests, which falls on February 9.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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This Republic Day, ask not whether populism is a bad word

Our democracy is alive and kicking.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Swami Vivekananda, the monk who transformed India

The truth about Vivekananda is that he doesn’t quite fit our ideas of either a holy man or a sanyasi.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Demonetisation will have huge benefits for India

Bharat, it would seem, has vaulted from cash to digital, leaping over the intermediate steps of cheques and credit cards.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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All religions are not equal

The equality of religions, it would appear, is a doctrine that only Hindus and some non-Abrahamic people accept.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Demonetisation is the best thing to happen to India. Modi has nothing to fear

It is this sudden coup on black money that has galled them so much.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Who says BJP will win 2019 General Elections?

The saffron party needs leaders with mass-appeal and local support base, as well as strategic thinkers.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

ART & CULTURE

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I watched Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to show my support to Karan Johar

The drama spills from the screen to the streets.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe