Gautam Benegal

OPEN TO OPINION

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

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

Cut out the noise: What high decibels do to us physically and mentally

It is incumbent upon us to be proactive for our sheer survival - pick up the phone and dial 100 if people play loud music.

VARIETY

 |   11-minute read

What the Modi government is doing to prove Aryans were not invaders

This government seems determined to create a captive generation steeped in ignorance and confirmation bias.

VARIETY

 |   12-minute read

Why we will be made to fear 'urban Naxals' till 2019

To see the present crackdowns as unique to this government and reduce this to a slugfest between the BJP and the Congress would be a grave error.

VARIETY

 |   14-minute read

Kerala floods: Shame how we Indians politicised a national calamity and tragedy

But there are also stories that come in of ordinary people doing extraordinary things from all corners of the country.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

VARIETY

 |   10-minute read

Why Modi government's renaming frenzy is a political act of invasion

You have a right to name that which you have built. But no right to rename that which has been built by others.

POLITICS

 |   11-minute read

VARIETY

 |   10-minute read

Why being an intellectual has become risky in Modi's India

It is difficult to draw the line between an 'ordinary' citizen questioning the fate of his tax money in a tea shop and an 'intellectual' who does the same through writing.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

What the Opposition achieved with the No Confidence Motion

The carpet has been well and truly dusted in public in every aspect of this regime’s governance.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

BJP turning India into a 'Hindu Pakistan'. Shashi Tharoor is not that far off the mark

It is undeniable that India’s secular and pluralist ethos has been under a sustained attack for the past four years.