Sonika Bakshi

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The writer is a PR professional and a former journalist.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

My daughter's school bus was attacked in Gurgaon: Why I blame media for Karni Sena violence

While the rogue outfit has always tried to reap benefit from controversy, TV news channels have offered it an easy platform to grab limelight.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

What my depression has taught me

The need is to speak openly about depression, with no shame attached to it.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Why Kangana Ranaut did no wrong by calling out Karan Johar's nepotism

He needed to be told that his film background doesn’t make him a self-proclaimed God of Bollywood.

LIFE

 |   8-minute read

SPORTS

 |   8-minute read

India has sadly failed its sportsmen

Sports has neither been a priority for the government nor a part of national policy agenda.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

I am a die-hard SRK fan, but I won't watch Raees

It is painful to watch King Khan in films which are no different from other run-of-the-mill potboilers.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Kahaani 2 lays bare the story of our sexual abuse

Every sequence in the film reminded me of the scars I grew up with.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

Why public healthcare is making India eat from the floor

The real culprit here is the government that never prioritises health over other sectors.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

I come from a family of Congress supporters; today I feel betrayed

It appears that the Grand Old Party hasn't learnt anything from its mistakes.