Suraj Kumar Thube

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Ram Guha, not so sadly, exposed his own 'liberal' position

His most tenuous stance is how all types of obscurantism, traditionalism and revivalism can be confronted by liberal democracy.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why there are no takers for Left's politics of irrelevance

Is there really a Left version of 'hopes' and 'promises' in today's neo-liberal India?

HUMOUR

 |   4-minute read

Why India can't get enough of Republic Day hysteria

Celebration brings people together. Asking questions divides people.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Gujarat election: How Congress gave Hindutva a new definition

'Who is a Hindu' is a question best kept unaddressed in everybody's interest.

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.