Arup K Chatterjee

OPEN TO OPINION

Author, 'The Purveyors of Destiny: A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways,' Founder Editor-in-Chief, Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures), Assistant Professor, English Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Is the Indian Railways the government’s new start-up experiment?

Revamping the Indian Railways may purchase the government a new lease of life.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Why Teachers' Day in India is a sham

It's not a marker of educational success and has rather become a weapon for exclusion of education and ethics.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Railway resignations are severely dodging the issue of safety and development

Amid the calls for fixing accountability, one wonders where are the voices that speak of the need for fixing faults.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

India’s train tragedies are derailing lives, economics and common sense

The horror is still understated, and the politics over dead bodies ever so shrill.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

The global culture and politics of India’s bullet trains

China has enough time to plan several steps ahead in this race to infrastructural militarisation.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

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GST: Why PM Modi's address to chartered accountants was a flawed rhetoric of nationalism

The modern accountancy profession does not have its origins in India. It does not need this nationalist expression.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Are India and China heading towards a cold war over railways?

Chinese expansions have shown New Delhi the way to lead into a post-modern war with a 200-year-old technology.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

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Cringe politics of Adityanath govt renaming Mughal Sarai railway station

Denouncing a quaint Muslim-sounding name is nothing but a sunk investment driven by a dastardly ideology.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

How Gandhi, a judge and a right to lavatory changed the Indian Railways

They are a living testimony to the great heterogeneity of India — that nationalist politics chose to anoint with protests, sedition, armed struggle, and the bloodbath of the Partition.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

How communal really were Allama Iqbal and the two-nation theory?

In his later life, he was exceedingly disillusioned with the principle of Pakistan.

Arup K Chatterjee
@chatterjeearupk