Sanghamitra Baruah

OPEN TO OPINION

Works at DailyO.

VARIETY

 |   8-minute read

How Varanasi flyover collapse dug out skeletons of negligence

India has a long history of sweeping man-made accidents under the carpet. That is precisely why we call them 'tragedies' or 'mishaps'.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Modi says it's 'women first' for government and party, but how serious is he?

Simply having more women in positions of power doesn't necessarily make a government more sensitive to women’s issues.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

The awkward moment when Modi faced hard home truths in London

After all, we are a nation that believes in not letting out 'ghar ki baat', forget 'Bharat ki Baat Sabke Saath'.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

How PM Modi just pulled a fast one on us

We wonder what he actually meant by 'na khaunga, na khaane dunga'.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

Babri Masjid demolition set the tone for India – a future of violence

25 years ago, Hindu militants also murdered my faith in the existence of our nation's secularism.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

Why retired Army officer in Assam was asked to prove Indian nationality

Between history's healed scars and freshly opened wounds in 'New India' lies the never-ending irony of identity crisis.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

From 'kalam wali bai' to presstitute: The sad journey of women journalists in India

Hopefully, Gauri Lankesh's story of immense grit will inspire a whole new generation of scribes.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Meet the hate-spewing, violent face of women's empowerment in 'Hindu Rashtra'

Far removed from the real hurdles that confront women, these sadhvis mirror the intolerance in a much-overt communal war.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read