Variety Opinion News – Daily O


 |  3-minute read
Yogi, Azam Khan, Owaisi, Sangeet Som

Taj is Taj. Stop romanticising Mughal emperors or Hindu kings. Neither cared for you

Unless somebody in your direct bloodline was one of those rulers, don't lionise their rule.


 |   Long-form
Hindutva, Hindustan, Hinduism, Hindu

How did Hindus become Hindu and why Hindutva is not Hinduism

Hindutva is not a religious idea, but a far-right political ideology, just as Zionism is the far right political ideology of Judaism.


 |  2-minute read
Voters, Music, EC, Meghalaya Assembly Elections

This 'hip hop' music video from Meghalaya will make you feel voting is actually cool

Tarak tak tak is a mix of everything - from electronic dance music, rock guitar to bagpipes.


 |  4-minute read
Harvey Weinstein, Sexual harassment, Pune, High spirits cafe

Sexual harassment at Pune's High Spirits Café: Many women have the same story

It's time for women to break the silence, and men to start behaving like allies.


 |  3-minute read
Harvey Weinstein, Sexual harassment, #MeToo

#MeToo: Why more women must break their silence and shame men for sexual assault

Given how pervasive the crime is, I can’t find a single woman saying #NotMe.


 |  5-minute read
#MeToo, Sexual assault, Rape, Harvey Weinstein

#MeToo exposes a chilling truth: Not a single woman is spared of sexual harassment

There is a pattern at play to tell women that their dreams are despised, their existence threatened and this world is no place for them.


 |  3-minute read
Railway safety, Food poisoning, Tejas express

Forget bullet trains, can Indians expect basic safety from the Railways?

26 passengers hospitalised due to food poisoning on Tejas Express shows how the tale of apathy continues.


 |   Long-form
Mughals, Hindu Muslim unity, Red fort, Shah Jahan

In the Mughal era, Diwali stood for Hindu-Muslim solidarity

People, who had lived in the Red Fort before 1857, tell stories of how members of the two communities brought about an amalgamation of customs.


 |  7-minute read
IITs, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Laakhon Mein Ek

Laakhon Mein Ek is brilliant, but no genius takedown of IIT coaching nightmare

The Amazon Prime Original series is created by Biswa Kalyan Rath, a stand-up comedian who went to an IIT himself.


 |  Hello, Health |  3-minute read
Healthy Diet, Meat, Veg Food

Indians are eating too much meat and it's bad for us

While bans are not the way, the state can nudge people to make right food choices based on scientific research.