Gautam Benegal

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Award winning animation filmmaker, artist, author, and social commentator.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

VARIETY

 |   16-minute read

Stop mourning John Chau! All missionary zeal is not religious in nature

Unfamiliar with the diverse cultures in the continent of Africa, European explorers viewed practices unfamiliar to them as lesser and savage.

VARIETY

 |   11-minute read

Why no one is talking about how biodiversity is being compromised around Sabarimala

A committee appointed by the Supreme Court has submitted a report on indiscriminate commercial activity around the temple, in the Periyar tiger reserve.

VOICES

 |   9-minute read

BJP and Congress are both opportunists. We all are guilty of enabling them

Our political parties, led by the liberal class, have detached themselves from the working class, and have become weak and irrelevant.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

Are PM Modi and the BJP blurring crucial lines of governance?

The mixing of boundaries, seen in recent instances, could impact our Parliamentary democracy.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

What #MeToo can achieve for the time being

This is the time to make amends and introspect. It is time to just lend an ear and let the women do the talking.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

POLITICS

 |   11-minute read

Why India must get rid of sedition law

This is one colonial inheritance that all our governments since Independence have never been able to give up.

POLITICS

 |   17-minute read

Time to reinvent RSS: What Mohan Bhagwat meant by 'no Hindutva without Muslims' and praising the Congress

These are certainly not the best of times for the BJP government, besieged by crisis after crisis every day.