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Intolerance, Cab service, Uber, Anti-national

How to identify an anti-national

There is a heightened sensitivity to everything we say. Only politicians are exempted.


 |  5-minute read
Muslims in India, Shaheen bagh, Caa-nrc, Intolerance

Why the space for dialogue in India is shrinking fast

In public discourse the middle ground is shrinking very fast, in part because no one has any use for it.


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Babrimasjid, Media credibility, Lynching, Communalviolence

We cannot foster false narratives that degrade India's image

The unrestrained wrong impressions perpetrated by the media, political commentators and academia are making mountains of mole-sized problems in India.


 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Ministry of culture, Intolerance, Ngma, Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar Interrupted: Why this should be a moment for the art world to introspect, rather than play blame games

Everyone's busy blaming the curator of the NGMa for having interrupted Amol Palekar mid-speech. But here's why the curator did it. And also, here's what the art community should in fact be doing.


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Intolerance, Censorship, Ngma, Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar’s speech interrupted at Mumbai event: The show (of intolerance) must go on?

Here are five recent instances when political heavy-handedness, aided by angry street protests, trumped creative freedom.


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Political opportunism, T m krishna, Naseeruddin Shah, Intolerance

Are we mature enough as a society to agree to disagree?

Liberals and hardliners — white and black? Or is it black and white? In politics, it is neither —  it is often in shades of grey.


 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Hindu-Muslim divide, Intolerance, Naseeruddin Shah

Stop bullying Naseeruddin Shah for speaking the truth. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro!

The veteran actor has simply echoed the suppressed sentiments of millions of people, not just the Muslim minority community. But we live in such a time of fear and loathing that his words have only caused more offence.


 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
BJP, Intolerance, Bulandshahr, Naseeruddin Shah

Why I differ with Naseeruddin Shah

Making Bulandshahr about ‘intolerance’ only broad-brushes a great number of people as driven by ‘hate’. The truth is different.


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LGBTQ, Lesbian, Gay, Section 377

Let's talk about homophobia: How we choose to hate those different from us

Why can’t we respect someone else’s child and the path they choose to be on?


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Techies, Politics, Intolerance, Karnataka

Why the Indian techie is so 'polarised' today

Don't blame the techie alone though – we're all totally political now.