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Story Posted on 15-09-2018

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Minority status, Muslims in India, Sachar committee report, Appeasement politics

Muslims as ‘minority’: What has the tag meant for the community, and for India’s politics

This ‘special status’ has been used as driving force for the narrative of ‘appeasement’.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Sexual assault, Crimes against Women, Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana gang rape

19-year-old’s gang rape is an assault on everything Haryana’s women have achieved: CM Khattar must ensure justice to her

The girl was abducted and raped on her way to coaching class.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu, Abhishesk bachchan, Manmarziyan

Romance, sex, and husband material: How Manmarziyaan explores the ‘grey shades’ of modern love

This is probably Anurag Kashyap’s most accessible film to date.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, BJP, PDP, NC

Why the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir municipal and panchayat polls need to be called off

Many experts believe there is a serious risk of poor voter turnout which would be seen as a referendum against the Indian state.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Suicide rates among men, Depression, Patriarchy, World Suicide Prevention Day

How patriarchy is pushing men towards suicide

Men need to be taught that is it okay to express weakness.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Homosexuality, Section 377

Section 377 verdict: PM Modi’s silence on a historic judgment is a let-down to the LGBTQ+ community

Whatever his personal beliefs, as the prime minister, the eloquent Mr Modi should have reacted to an important verdict by the country's Supreme Court.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal

Why the heroine is the hero in Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan

The movie is about love which is complicated, short on patience, and most unexpected.

VARIETY

 |  Fortune Cookie  |  3-minute read
Food, Omya, Cuisine, Culinary

Why Alfred Prasad is a culinary philosopher

Prasad is the youngest Indian chef to get a Michelin star.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
BJP, Congress, Emergency, Bhima Koregaon

Why India doesn't need a Charter of Freedoms

Today's 'intellectuals' are totally divorced from the realities of politics which runs on the basis of caste and religion, not on the support given to freedom.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Xi Jinping, Himalaya, China, Doklam

After Doklam, how China is opening a new front on the Himalayan border

India needs to act fast.