Mukesh Rawat
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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.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Modi is not a philosopher, Mr Gupta. He is the Prime Minister

Philosophers have the luxury and liberty to dwell in the realm of ideas. It is different for the Prime Minister. When it comes to governance, the PM's ideas are only as good as their effective execution.

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.