Our freedom of expression is now at loggerheads with our freedom to breathe.
The remains of Mosul that I walked over did not just bury thousands of years of history, but a culture of coexistence which will be hard to rebuild.
If you are a liberal, be a little liberal in respecting diversity.
At midnight on August 5, our phones went silent. We have still not been able to break that silence.
Don't send more happiness our way. We don't know how to deal with it anymore.
Bilkis Bano could be forced to take the route that Ishrat Jahan’s mother took.
I roamed around the streets of Srinagar for about a week. Here’s how things look on the ground.
Yes, you too. So what?
Love is what connects us all. Here, there, everywhere. In Lahore, in New York, in Palestine, in El Paso, Texas, in Yemen, in Syria, in Sudan, in Afghanistan, in Dayton, Ohio, in Quetta, in Kashmir.
What's the middle ground between war and peace, exactly? There is none, not even for the most famous celeb.
There are many women who do bad things, and there is no question about that. This is not a man versus woman debate.
Notable cultural figures have written a controversial letter on lynching to the PM, including filmmaker Aparna Sen, who spoke with Rohit E David on why this issue has become so crucial now.
No, Minister: Why Smriti Irani's proposal of death penalty for sexual crimes against children is no solution
A death penalty is a control-shift-delete approach, which defeats the purpose of a punishment. Reform.
Why silent on Bacha baazi, Pakistan? Instead of sponsoring terrorists, Pakistan should tackle this social evil instead
Pakistan fuels, trains and sponsors thousands of jihadis each year. But at the same time, it turns a blind eye towards the thousands of vulnerable young boys raped within.
Sakshi Mishra hounded: How the society controls a woman’s sexual, matrimonial and reproductive choices
The episode goes beyond just caste conflict. It speaks of the deep-rooted insecurity in men and their urge to control a woman's womb.
Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh killed: Why no one cares for the naked proof
The authorities have ignored the links that easily take them to the murderers.
Chandrayaan 2 has been called off for now. But the silent race is on.
Our own Bangla-Desh: We Indians want to build our houses from scratch. And one house just isn't enough
Construction is testimony to doing well in life. That's why you won't find a single spot in the nation where there isn't construction work, materials being transported, the sounds of a drill.
When Monica Lewinsky says women need to tell their stories in their words, I can't agree more. I, too, faced media trial in January 2014. It's still going on.
No. If you slap your loved one, you don't love them: Why 'Kabir Singh' director Sandeep Reddy Vanga is totally wrong
'Kabir Singh' is famously sexist. And director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has defended the protagonist, played by Shahid Kapoor, hitting the woman lead. As a man, I am appalled.
Wasim has suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. If she seeks peace through religion, why are we judging her? She doesn't have to live life according to our expectations.
From sacred to profane: How the holy 'Jai Shri Ram' chant is now a cry of violence to lynch the terrified
Once words of calmness and beauty, the Hindu chant is now a signal, a dog-whistle, a weapon in the hands of lynch mobs targeting the most vulnerable.
The world is only waiting to see a woman attack another woman. The sexist thrills are even greater when two empowered, successful women do exactly that.
My mother saw doctors as angels. She died of cancer because doctors treating her didn't care about her
If the medical profession is truly noble, then doctors cannot possibly be on strike and claim moral superiority.
Never, in the 365 days of my internship, was my safety my focus. It was always about the patient, and the patient only.
Skipping The Biggest Lesson: BJP’s draft National Education Policy tries to compete with madrasas, misses crucial learning
The policy pays no attention to teaching children the dignity of labour. This lesson is a must though for any society which wants to grow and be developed.
Prashant Kanojia is neither Yogi’s uncle, nor his aunt. Nor his neighbour, not his colleague, nor his beautician, nor his gym trainer. Then how could he pose that particular question?
From Kathua to Aligarh: We have to stop sacrificing our children on the altar of some people's twisted political correctness
A society that can't safeguard children has no right to talk about the rights of the perpetrators. No identity, religious, caste or economic, is more important than the safety of a defenceless child.
We were both killed mercilessly by men from across the religious divide. But, little one, what we suffered goes beyond all divides. Why don't those fighting for us understand this?
As a govt proposal to introduce Hindi learning to the South stokes up decades-old resistance, it is clear the opposition to Hindi has gone nowhere. That's despite several Hindi-speakers working in the South.
I studied at a regular school. Yes, I was alone. But I was not afraid.
Despite being surrounded by the most famous mangoes in the world, I have always found them utterly dull. Except for one.
No, it is not about the food alone.
The soul of India has changed, and secular values must die. Rahul Gandhi wanted to protect India from the potential damage Narendra Modi could do to its core. But India chose Modi instead.
From the suffering of its central protagonist to the fiery end of King's Landing, why are the resemblances in the theme so strong?!
Can we please come off our moral pulpit and let people laugh? Including at themselves?
What is the point of a huge bank balance or a convertible sports car or a celebrity halo, if the heart is not content?
In the 21st century, Afridi, who thinks he has a divine right to decide for his daughters, won’t give them ‘permission’ to compete in sporting activities. The same activities which made him a fulfilled human being.
I see constant acrimony online, whether you praise or critique Modi, Rahul, anybody. But if you can't understand my views, or show respect to difference, that's it. We'll be FB friends no more!
From Moon Moon Sen to Akshay Kumar, please get the memo.
It is time society takes collective responsibility on reshaping the narrative of students' lives and exams, making results separate from young people living their lives. This will help us save some from killing themselves.
Stop the Waffling: The Sri Lanka terror attack was definitively about religion. It was an Islamic attack on Christians. Why fudge the truth?
When Christchurch happened, the liberal reaction was loud and clear, but when Colombo happened, there was a deafening silence. Why are we so hesitant to call one stream of religious thought out?
Either you work towards upping your privacy wall, or you stop cribbing altogether.
This Twitter drama over boycotting Vistara airline was absolutely unnecessary.
Brunei, don't be a pain in the ass! The rich little nation decides on stoning gay men to death. It should learn lessons from India
Love is love. And Brunei, with all its money and monarchy, should take a lesson from our desi handbook. We knew all about love and respect before the West invented the terms.
Red Star in Jammu: How a Marxist who took on Sheikh Abdullah in the 1970s has kept the fight for workers’ rights alive
Abdul Majid Khan has fought for workers' rights and communal harmony all his life. He has Bhagat Singh's photograph tucked in his pocket. He remembers when his house was raided by the govt, and his wife's only pair of gold earrings taken away.
Taking off with Jet: How one airline came to symbolize a new India, modern, aspirational, kind and cool
The death of the iconic carrier today is personal to many. But it says something deeper and more significant about the India story.
A play that left me with lessons on human endurance and the magical miracle it can bring about in the fight against cancer — despite losing my mother to it.
Women in Mosques: Are menstruating women the real threat to Islamic shrines? Or does the problem lie elsewhere?
Is the real problem over letting women into barred holy places actually allowing the sexes to mingle? And perhaps to forget the purpose of visiting a holy place? What is that purpose anyway?
Vivek Agnihotri: 'I could never make 'Tashkent Files' under Congress govt. Urban Naxals don't question the state. They only want to ridicule one person'
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has made a sensation with his movie The Tashkent Files. Speaking with Rohit E David, Agnihotri discussed Congress reactions, freedom of expression under the BJP and his opposition to 'urban Naxals'.