The rustling of the leaves that I loved so much, is anything but frightening now.
You can't stand up to the haters outside if you're not standing up to the peddlers of hatred within.
Though we wouldn't give up on any opportunity to relax and keep our eyes glued to our screens instead of reading textbooks, we cannot help but miss school.
Reality hits the hardest at 4 pm.
The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call for humanity to reform its ways.
With the joy of meeting people at work and interactions at the office coffee machines gone, work from home is proving more daunting than I thought.
Many are complaining about not having a choice but to work from home as if going to office was ever a matter of choice.
India’s Daughter should be seen by all as it holds a mirror to a society that is far from being sensitive to gender issues.
The pilgrimage is one of the toughest in the world. Let the lack of infrastructure not come in the way of Shiva devotees.
The famed resilience of Kashmiri Pandits is chronicled in Shikara, where a generation confronted with brutal hate nevertheless ensures their children are not engulfed by the storm.
The world is gaining strength from Indian culture and traditions. And we are rejecting them.
As we landed at the Srinagar airport, we stopped for a few seconds to inhale hard. We were coming back to Kashmir after 14 years.
We can't be Hindus or Muslims, if we can't remain Assamese.
Lost in the sands of 11 years is a surreal little tale, recounted to me over the years by pilots.
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?