Saroj Giri

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Saroj Giri is a social commentator.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

Why targetting the Naxal is the basic dharma of the Indian Republic

The democratic 'idea of India' has a lie in its very foundation, which makes the Naxal/Maoist the 'perfect enemy'.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why the Naxal is the proverbial Beast

The Beast, or the Naxal, faces a strange trap. Love from Beauty, the liberal, who wishes to appropriate him. Hatred from others who wish to destroy him.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

How the politics of memes has taken the world by storm

Take heart, memes are not completely a domain of the right wing.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

NRC final draft: Why citizenship debate deflects attention from important issues facing Northeast

Citizenship promises equality without reference to land, labour and indigenous rights. It favours regimes that live by extracting surplus.

VARIETY

 |   8-minute read

NRC: What the global elite should know before issuing warnings of genocide in Assam

Intellectuals do not know the National Register for Citizens is a result of the movement for Assamese identity which aims to defend the vulnerable.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Hindu terror? You must be joking!

It cleverly generates its own deniability, clear from revelations in the Gauri Lankesh case, which also explains the Quantico controversy.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

The 'new Maoist' about town

After Bhima Koregaon, Maoism 2.0 has reportedly been discovered. But who are these 'new Maoists'? Who do they benefit? And who do they threaten?

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Where Black Panther fails to marvel

[Spoilers alert] The ghetto is now permanently lit up by a bright star. Everything changes.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why Bhim Army not offering its head to the 2019 slaying machine is good news

My thoughts while attending the Dalit outfit's rally in Meerut to oppose Chandrasekhar Azad Ravan's continued incarceration.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Why this documentary on Kolkata showcasing Naxalism has offended the CBFC

The censor board has asked for several cuts in award-winning filmmaker Anirban Datta’s movie.