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Story Posted on 05-11-2016


 |  Know Your Enemy  |  2-minute read
Narendra Modi, Ramnath Goenka Awards, Akshaya mukul

Akshaya Mukul's boycott of RNG awards over Modi was cowardly

Does being captured in the same frame as someone you have deep problems with relieve you of your core beliefs?


 |  5-minute read
UP Polls 2017, Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party silver jubilee: Despite show of unity, the swords are out

Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal did not hesitate to obliquely vent their ire against each other.


 |  8-minute read
Hindu Right Wing, Nationalism

I'm your friend, I love Modi. Bharat Mata ki Jai

We need to make more babies because Muslims are taking over our country.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Literature festivals, Bob Dylan, Awards

Why awards have become a joke in India

We need more prizes that are taken seriously. The amount doesn't matter.


 |  7-minute read
Racism, Hillary Clinton, US Presidential Elections

Trump will make America great again with sexual assault, lies and audiotape

From locker room talk to insulting Obama, none of his statements is foot-in-the-mouth.


 |  PARIS DIARY  |  5-minute read
Halloween, Diwali

Celebrating Diwali and Halloween in Tokyo

Hiding behind masks, the people seem free to reveal their true self.


 |  5-minute read
Bob Dylan, Protest songs

The Dylans we don't talk about

From Johnny Clegg in South Africa to India's revolutionary poet Gaddar, many singer-writer-rebels chose to defy currents of their time through music.


 |  The Cynic  |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, NDTV Banned

NDTV ban: It isn't Emergency because PM Modi hasn't said so

Media in India is free and the government in the land is fair and people everywhere are happy and peace reigns across the country.


 |  5-minute read
NDTV Banned, Ram Kishan Grewal, OROP

OROP suicide to NDTV ban: Is rule of law under threat?

The sensitive issue is not the immorality of politicisation, but who should enjoy monopoly over it.


 |  9-minute read
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, US Presidential Polls

How Hillary Clinton became the First Lady of American scandal

It's been a dirty fight to the finish line - with both opponent Donald Trump and her indulging in no-holds-barred attacks.