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Story Posted on 29-03-2019

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  7-minute read
Conversion, Hindus in pakistan, Imran Khan, Pakistan

How long can we shut our eyes to the plight of Pakistani Hindus?

Hindus are being routinely abducted, forcibly converted or socially ostracized across Pakistan. Thousands of them flee to Indian refugee camps, simply to be able to live with some safety.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Gorkhaland, Chowkidar chor hai, Main bhi chowkidaar, Rahul Gandhi

‘O saabji!’ Abki baar Chowkidar ki sarkar: How a belittling stereotype has become BJP's war cry

The term 'Chowkidar' remains a used, abused and trending topic on social media. The actual Gorkha community, stereotyped as 'chowkidars', however, are still treated as second class citizens.

ELECTION

 |  3-minute read
2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rld, Jayant chaudhary, Ajit Singh

A fight for survival: RLD leaders Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary are fighting today for sheer existence in Uttar Pradesh

The RLD came a cropper in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by getting out on a duck. Thereafter, it has slowly lost significance as the BJP has gained power in its strongholds.

VOICES

 |  16-minute read
Women's Safey, Sexual Abuse, Sexual predators, Sexual harassment at the workplace

From pinched bottoms to bruised souls: When will Indian society let even one woman say, no, not MeToo?

Uncles, doctors, professors, strangers — we've all had predators violating us time and again. I have, too. And we've often failed to retaliate the right way. I have, too. This is my story.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Meerut rally, BJP, Opposition alliance, Randeep surjewala

‘Sarab,’ ‘sharaab’ and ‘sabak’ — I am an alcohol and here's why I am offended by this narrative

I have Walked miles as Johnnie. I have gathered the wisdom of Old Monks. I am an Absolut delight! How can I be bad?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
RJD, Chandrika rai, Rabri Devi, Lok Sabha elections 2019

No Lok Sabha ticket: What's cooking in Rabri Devi's kitchen?

The Yadav family reportedly wants to placate Chandrika Rai. It has to sweep the apparent tension between Tejashwai-Tej Pratap under the carpet soon. Rabri Devi's skills as peacemaker will be tested, yet again.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Nyay, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Unemployment in India

National security vs NYAY: Two issues that will dominate the political discourse in Lok Sabha elections 2019

The template is set — and so is the stage for Lok Sabha 2019 elections.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Nyay, Rahul Gandhi, Mission shakti

Why I think PM Modi's Mission Shakti announcement was in fact just empty space!

The fact is, Congress President Rahul Gandhi's NYAY announcement has the BJP gasping and the 'Shakti' dramatics were just that - dramatics.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mayawati, Dalit votes, Bhim Army, Chandrashekhar Azad

Three reasons to watch out for Chandrashekhar Azad in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The Bhim Army leader’s name has reached all Dalit villages in UP. His proximity with the Congress is only growing.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Below The Belt  |  8-minute read
Jim sarbh, Sobhita dhulipala, Amazon prime, Made in heaven

'Made in Heaven' is a ride from hell for the average Indian women. Why aren’t we getting it?

This model of class-impaired, so called 'feminist' rhetoric either divides women on socio-economic parameters or homogenises them into a universal, faceless, 'sex ki bhuki' matrix. Either is deeply insulting and totally false.