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LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Chandigarh, Unnao rape case, Varnika Kundu, Women Safety

In independent India, why don't I feel free? After Unnao, this question again haunts me

Although our nation is free, our girls don't feel it. We live in constant fear of what could happen. I survived a terrible harassment episode. Others, like the Unnao victim, may not make it.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Chandigarh, Philosophy, Education, Art

A tribute to two great men of Chandigarh

Satya Pal Gautam and Malkit Singh were well-known faces in their respective fields of education and art.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Le Corbusier, Chandigarh

William J R Curtis on how India’s first planned city Chandigarh was born

[Book extract] The themes of open space, greenery and light, which were so dear to Le Corbusier, touched many chords with members of the Indian elite.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, Malkit Singh, Obituary

'Like in life, one should not look for logic in art' - a tribute to artist Malkit Singh

The Chandigarh-based painter and vice-president of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi died at the age of 75.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Kirron Kher, Chandigarh, Women Safety

Kirron Kher must quit blaming a rape victim, instead travel in an auto in Chandigarh

Not boarding the cheapest mode of conveyance available is not a choice for the woman to make.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Rape trials, Chandigarh, Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Gurmeet Ram Rahim followers threatening violence over rape verdict is worrying

This is exactly why militant cults – of which Dera Sacha Sauda is a glowering example – must never be allowed to flourish in the first place.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  9-minute read
VVIP culture, Crime Against Women, Stalking, Chandigarh

Chandigarh stalking case should leave Modi and BJP red-faced

The swiftness with which the two accused got bail and the victim-shaming that followed expose the Sangh’s rank misogyny.

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
BJP, Stalking, Chandigarh, Vikas Barala

Haryana stalking case: When BJP resorts to victim shaming

Instead of going after the state BJP chief's son, the leadership shames Varnika Kundu.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Gurugram, Chandigarh, India, Smart cities

Can India even have smart cities?

How could this change the lives of city dwellers, particularly in places like Delhi, where traffic and pollution are increasing by the day?

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Chandigarh, Housing society, Delhi parks

A tale of two cities’ parks and empty lives

The green spaces are helpless mirror images of the larger society and its dynamics.