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POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Smriti Irani, Mahishasur, JNU

Malayalam TV anchor on Mahishasur Jayanti debate and what led to threat calls

'I never said what I have been accused of.'

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Goddess Durga, Mahishasur, JNU

Hindutva demonising Indians in the name of Mahishasur and Durga

The likes of Smriti Irani are bent upon destroying India's diversity, and clearly want dominance of the upper caste to prevail.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Patriarchy, Mahishasur, Sex worker, Durga

How patriarchy makes ‘sex worker’ a term of abuse

The Goddess as a free woman discomforts many, who cannot bear to see any female, divine or otherwise, in positions of power.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mahishasur, JNU, Rohith Vemula, Smriti Irani

Exposing Smriti Irani's lies

The HRD minister's claims have been countered by relevant stakeholders whom she quoted in her speeches.

POLITICS

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
JNU, Durga Puja, Smriti Irani, Mahishasur

Is Mahishasur really a villain?

Freedom of speech is not unconditional. There will be restrictions.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Smriti Irani, Durga Puja, Mahishasur

Udit Raj on Mahishasur row: Freedom of speech can't mean you can abuse gods

I attended an event at JNU in 2013 to celebrate the mythical demon. But I was there to discuss social issues.

LIFE

 |  Thinking Deva  |  8-minute read
Mahishasur, Smriti Irani, Durga Puja, Navratras

The dark side of Durga Puja Bengalis don't like to talk about

The next time you see the idol of the goddess, remember, it is no less a symbol of oppression.