VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Deepika Padukone, Freedom of Speech, Alauddin Khilji, Padmavati controversy

Media should have covered Padmavati protests differently: Less sensationalism, more objectivity

Everyone with a weapon against free speech has become an object of desire for mainstream TV anchors.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Stalking, Dhanush, Nirbhaya gangrape case, Tamil films

Chennai techie murder: Tamil cinema needs to stop glamourising stalking

Actors like Dhanush and Udhayanidhi Stalin have turned stalking into a fine art.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Vidya Balan, Indian Women, Begum Jaan, Tumhari Sulu, Manav Kaul

Tumhari Sulu tells us there is no such thing as an ordinary woman

The movie highlights the point that there is an interesting story behind every woman who dares to dream.

VOICES

 |   Long-form
Narendra Modi, Supreme Court, Uniform Civil Code, Triple Talaq

Why a Uniform Civil Code is not what India needs immediately

There isn’t any credible draft available anywhere to debate on this.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Supreme Court, Hindutva, Muslims, Religion

How a bystander court went wrong in ruling Gujarat needn't pay for shrines damaged in 2002 riots

The judicial articulation in understanding secularism needs re-imagination.

SPORTS

 |  Gloves Off |  4-minute read
Sushil Kumar, national wrestling championship, gold medal, walkover

Why Sushil Kumar’s farcical gold at the nationals does the champion disservice

One wonders how the two-time Olympic medallist felt as opponents came, bowed and walked away.

POLITICS

 |  Rough Cut |  3.05 minutes watch
Jawaharlal Nehru, Amit Malviya, RSS BJ

Why BJP trolls are obsessed with Nehru's sex life

It comes from a deep and abiding misunderstanding about the relationship between men and women.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Bengal politics, The Bengalis, Sudeep Chakravarti

What it was like growing up Bengali

[Book extract] It is a series of expectations, a continuous examination of beliefs in the middle of grand histories, grand tragedies and grand expectations.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Cinema, Smriti Irani, International Film Festival of India, Sexy Durga, Nude

Smriti Irani effect: How Sexy Durga and Nude stirred a storm at International Film Festival

That I&B ministry is acting as a censorship body isn’t lost on anybody.