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VOICES

 |  Desert Dunes  |  -minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Why is everyone making a big deal about jauhar?

Just as a warrior, or a spy, or a fugitive chooses to die than fall in enemy's hands, it is the same spirit that drove women to self-immolation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs, but its treatment of women makes you vomit

An entire population now thinks that thousands of women burning themselves alive is a good thing.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Violence, Padmavati controversy, Bhima Koregaon violence, Caste conflict

How our differing reactions to Padmaavat protests and Bhima Koregaon violence expose casteism

The argument about meritocracy is made by the privileged caste members only when they question caste-based reservations.

POLITICS

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  6-minute read
Rajput Karni Sena, Caste Politics, Padmavati controversy, Padmaavat

Padmaavat was an excuse, for Rajput Karni Sena it's about caste

The all too prevalent anti-Muslim hatred is only adding fuel to the fire.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Rajput Karni Sena, Deepika Padukone, Padmaavat, Padmavati controversy

Padmaavat controversy: How actor Renuka Shahane's FB post counters violence with silence

The post calling for a ban on rape, female foeticide, instead of one on a film, has gone viral.

POLITICS

 |  3.25 minutes watch-minute read
Rajput Karni Sena, Padmavati controversy, Padmaavat, Supreme Court

Are Rajput Karni Sena's agitations not terrorism?

The state and central government need to stop giving a free hand to extremist groups.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Rajput Karni Sena, Padmavati controversy, Deepika Padukone, Padmaavat

Padmaavat controversy: 10 things to know about Karni Sena — and why BJP and Congress are afraid of it

The outfit was set up in 2006 to oppose any 'injustice' meted out to the Rajput community.

HUMOUR

 |  1-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Varun grover, Padmavati controversy, Padmaavat

Has Padmaavat story been distorted? Stand-up comic Varun Grover finds out why Karni Sena is outraged

The real villain is not Khilji. It's a parrot.

ART & CULTURE

 |  10-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, CBFC, Padmavati controversy, Padmaavat

Padmaavat release: Former CBFC member talks about SC staying ban on screening

The judgment has reinforced the faith of all those who wish to express ideas and emotions through written or visual medium.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Padmaavat, Rajput Karni Sena, BJP, Padmavati controversy

It's a shame BJP-ruled states have banned Padmaavat's release

The chief ministers are setting a dangerous precedence by showing that they can be arm-twisted by extremist groups like Karni Sena.