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Vikram Johri

Vikram Johri

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I write for a living. Sometimes the words comfort the heart too.

By Vikram Johri

Was freedom of expression indeed threatened in Ramjas?

Leave aside the nationalist versus anti-nationalist debate for a moment.

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Tata Group, Infosys and the trouble with business these days

In both cases, the newly anointed CEO is seen to take decisions based on a fresh analysis of the variables before him.

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Sushma Swaraj's Twitter governance is fine, but she should do some real work too

Would she not be better advised to relegate this transactional work to others and deploy her brilliance in developing a robust foreign policy?

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What news of a 'man drugged and raped' says about being gay in India

Homosexuals have a long battle ahead in this country.

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Finding Fawad Khan in the midst of India-Pakistan crossfire

Unless things improve, we may have seen the last of him on our screens, big or small.

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Why I strongly recommend you watch Holding the Man

A tale about love, homosexuality and AIDS like no other is now available on Netflix.

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Why we care Arnab Goswami has quit Times Now

He has many detractors and presumably many more admirers.

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As bookstores close down, Bangalore's Blossom offers hope

It is ultimately the ability to nurture a loyal clientele that will delay, if not halt, the demise of brick-and-mortar bookstores.

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Dangal trailer: What Aamir Khan's film can do for Haryana

The idea can go one step ahead to shatter stereotypes than the liberal's magnificent visions of choice in the state.

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Why Will & Grace will forever be TV's original LGBT show

Today’s shows are weighed down by needless political correctness.

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For the sake of my students, I hope proposal for IIMs to admit more students is passed

Securing the future can be terribly burdensome. And then, the freaking competition.

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An Indian lesbian love story like no other

The 'Other' Love Story is a 108-minute miniseries that refreshingly brings out the pervasiveness of homosexuality.

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After Fawad, Ranbir open to play gay, but is Bollywood?

If introducing homosexuality as a surprise element in the script will get more audiences to theatres, it can only do the cause a world of good.

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Why I don't see myself raising a gay family in India

I understand this government can do the things it does, not because it is particularly intolerant, but because we all are.

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Confessions of an English teacher training students for CAT

'This mnemonics business, if I let it pass, would sap all meaning from the class'.

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Hook-ups are easy today, love is not

The culture brought about by online apps can be poisonous for someone looking to settle down.

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Caution: Toba Tek Singh film will rouse interest in Manto again

70 years after Partition, the master wordsmith can still move us with his takedowns of violence and other all-too-human failings.

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Tesla crash brings alive the fear of self-driving cars

Will we ever be able to trust machines more than humans?

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What Islamists can learn from Pope Francis' views on gays

While sticking to the broadly conservative line, His Holiness has lessened the stigma around alternative sexuality.

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Watch Kriti, there's still hope for short films in India

The Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte starrer points to a return to relevance for Shirish Kunder.

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Orlando shooting: Homosexuality and radical Islam have long been at war

When Muslims are willing to carry out lone wolf attacks on behalf of a depraved ideology, we face a problem of altogether different proportions.

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Anurag Kashyap will do justice to Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games on Netflix

The adaptation comes as a blessing for the director who has been looking to repeat the large canvas of Gangs of Wasseypur.

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What Mu Sigma's founder-CEO split says about marriage and business

As top executives of the company, they need to work closely, a scenario that is unlikely to continue after a divorce.

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Online Indian TV is seeing a revolution with shows like All About Section 377

The need for safety is the bane of television programming.

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Why we are obsessed with the love lives of our Bollywood stars

It is comforting to know that celebrities go through same motions of ecstasy and tragedy that we mortals experience.

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Do humans dream of having sex with robots?

When relationships are messy and STDs a real threat, it can be the perfect idea to get off.

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What ToI edit won't tell you about Arnab and media ethics

When the Times starts bloviating on values and ethics, we need to start getting careful.

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Stupidity of banning Aligarh in Aligarh

How do you even respond to someone who thinks a cinematic representation of homosexuality defames a city?

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Smriti Irani's Parliament speech proves she deserves her place in BJP

Union HRD minister's comments in Lok Sabha represent the most grievous and potent attack on an ideological edifice.

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Why Priyanka, Deepika will come to regret their Hollywood roles

The Bollywood actresses are too gifted to play second fiddle to a bunch of white actors with little talent beyond their bulging biceps and deep voices.

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