Suraj Kumar Thube

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer has done his MA in political science with a special interest in Indian democracy and Indian political thought. He also likes listening to Hindustani Classical music and watching football.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Dashakriya is an offensive film, it attempts to democratise Brahminism

The movie doesn't find faults with regressive rituals, it focuses on who performs them.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why sitting for UGC-NET exam is a waste of time

It celebrates mediocrity and compromises the overall standards of higher education.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Newton is a slap in the face of cool, urban Indians

The film makes us ponder over issues that seldom bother our quotidian lives.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why must our textbooks hide away memories of Partition?

As William Faulkner would say, 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.'

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Does Neymar really deserve to be the most expensive footballer ever?

The Brazilian forward, after coming to Barcelona, has certainly proved himself to be one of the best in the business.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Sainik schools: Do we need to make India more masculine or are we just insecure?

PMO's advice to include elements of military schools in regular schools should be seen in the context of Sangh Parivar's obnoxious attraction for a virile Hindudom.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Would Indians dare embrace Owaisi, the patriot?

Inherent prejudice about Muslims gets in the way of caricaturing a leader who speaks for them.

SPORTS

 |   3-minute read

To make football more exciting, Van Basten may end up scoring own goal

FIFA's chief technical development officer has proposed an audacious set of rules in a bid to revolutionise the beautiful game.