Mukesh Rawat
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English   |   Bangla

A nomadic vagabond by passion, the author is trying to understand things and people that are here, there and in-between. He works with IndiaToday.in.

VOICES

 |   10-minute read

Remembering Ankit Chadha, dastangoi, performer and the dear friend I never met

Sometimes, you feel strong love and respect for people who are farther away than acquaintances. My relationship with Ankit was such where I felt deep admiration and closeness for someone I barely knew.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

Honouring Thy Enemy: Navjot Singh Sidhu’s hug to General Bajwa, and a 200-year-old battle that respected the adversary

The iconic battle is an example of how warring armies can be graceful and courteous towards each other. It can teach current-day trolls a lot.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Section 377 verdict: PM Modi’s silence on a historic judgment is a let-down to the LGBTQ+ community

Whatever his personal beliefs, as the prime minister, the eloquent Mr Modi should have reacted to an important verdict by the country's Supreme Court.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Just too tight: Who decides that a saree is 'female' and a tuxedo is 'male'?

Why did clothing, made to express ourselves, become so tightly gendered that we can't even wear a scarf that looks 'for the opposite sex'?

VARIETY

 |   10-minute read

NRC and 'illegal' immigrants: Why not 'detect' those genuine Indians who let 'outsiders' in

The state administration should issue an apology stating the administrative machinery had been irresponsible in shouldering its responsibilities.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Fight against Section 377 is about dignity, reducing it to ‘gay sex’ is unfortunate

More than anything else, this is a struggle against discrimination, exclusion, and 'otherisation'.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why India badly needs that Jinnah portrait at AMU

Removing his portrait will be a step towards erasing his sins from our memories.