|  4-minute read
Politics, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections

Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections: Why there is no room for political courtesy in the state

This is the first time that all the members of the House do not have a group photograph, usually taken on the last day of the last session.


 |  5-minute read
Lord Shiva, Politics, Hinduism, Hooliganism

The typical features of a Kanwariya today: Fear, fundamentalism and far from faith

The majority of the new-age Kanwariyas are completely derailed from the traditional understanding of the religion.


 |  12-minute read
PTI, Diplomacy, Politics, Pakistan

The Imran Khan I know is his own man

Given the history of his political rise, it is unlikely Imran will take dictation from anyone. But with opponents all around, Pakistan's Captain has a tough game before him.


 |  Rough Cut  |  8-minute read
Literature, Elitism, Populism, Politics

Why a novelist within a novel, who rallied against Congress, is disappointed with BJP's rise

Amitabha Bagchi's new book Half the Night is Gone chronicles the rise of Delhi and its many cultures.


 |  6-minute read
Politics, Congress, BJP, Islam

When the iftar was just another political party

The 'political iftar' dinner was sheer tokenism, often seen as minority 'appeasement'. Its demise is fortunate – it lets ordinary Indians reclaim the iftar, rediscover true secularism.


 |  5-minute read
Bigotry, Politics, BJP, Chetan Bhagat

No Chetan Bhagat, politics is not entertainment

This is the kind of advice you would get on WhatsApp groups, from friends who think you are taking politics too seriously.


 |  7-minute read
Politics, Polls, Voting, EVM

10 reasons why blockchain can disrupt political system

Using the technology for voting in elections could promise absolute power in the hands of people.


 |  6-minute read
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.


 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Politics, Bollywood, Devdas, Sudhir mishra

When power becomes her

Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev inverts this Hamletian tale and gives the two women, usually long-suffering victims of Devdas' alcoholism, some agency.


 |  6-minute read
Bigotry, Politics, Children, Kathua-Unnao rape cases

Is rape the only legacy we are going to leave for our daughters?

There is no point in having stricter laws if we as a society are going to find ways to obliterate them.