Kishwar Desai

OPEN TO OPINION

Author/Columnist, Winner of Costa First Novel Award for Witness the Night. Her 3rd novel The Sea of Innocence is out.

POLITICS

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May, Merkel and Clinton prove silver-haired women are here to rule the world

It will be great if we get more leaders in sari.

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POLITICS

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How should India certify noir cinema in times of Udta Punjab?

The film's focus on a real social malaise like drug abuse has thrown open an important debate.

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POLITICS

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How refugees of Partition inspire the youth of India and Pakistan

The realisation of a shared heritage between the people of the two countries could lead to lasting peace in the neighbourhood.

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POLITICS

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Does India treat a newborn as commodity?

Babies-on-demand are produced for a variety of reasons - most of them quite unromantic.

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POLITICS

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Young India must escape quota trap, let the inner entrepreneur grow

Is enterprise in this country being killed by our anxiety to have a safety net?

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POLITICS

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Why is the Indian Left trying to win polls with cold blooded murders?

Ahead of Kerala and West Bengal elections, we need to ask why, in a democracy, is it necessary to kill your opponent?

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POLITICS

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Shame on Kejriwal for ignoring the elderly in Odd-Even plan

AAP, which receives a lot of support from NRIs, must be educated by them about how countries in the West look after their senior citizens.

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POLITICS

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Latehar tragedy: Cows have a religion in India and it's deadly

Why would anyone deny the child of a cowherd the right to go to the market? And kill him for it?

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ART & CULTURE

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Homosexuality is normal, kudos to Kapoor & Sons for showing this

Would a mainstream Indian actor have been able to play Fawad Khan's role without worrying about his image?

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POLITICS

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India needs to rein in MLAs like Ganesh Joshi who attack hapless animals

In the wake of Shaktiman's tragedy, all political parties must tell their troops to behave.

Kishwar Desai
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