My ideal of social justice runs counter to the casteism of Sangh Parivar. But my disagreements are spiritual, not political.
Samajwad is the need of the time. It is not just a political affiliation but a state of mind, and speaks to the needs of the country — economic equality, social justice and unity
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s economic policies often faced resistance from his party. With wit and sagacity, he resolved many a contradiction.
Humanity and empathy distinguished Vajpayee from his peers.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was both tender and tough. It was his ability to stay true to his values and also speak to all sections of society that mesmerised so many.
India’s abortion law must be amended to take into account agency of women.
Today, India seems more at ease with itself and the world.
On August 15, Bangladesh mourns the death of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The country is set to achieve his vision of Shonar Bangla.
In my film, I tried to deal with the issues of social harmony that have been on my mind for three decades. As Indians, we must ask these questions, even if there is no single answer.
Congress’ stand on NRC reeks of its communal and opportunistic politics.
There is an urge now to separate VS Naipaul’s creative writing from the political. But you have to take his worldview and the flashlight with which he exposed hypocrisies as one entity.
A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.
The free software and open access movements are among the most important developments after the rise of the world wide web
His ambition to establish an Islamic welfare state might get muddled , and produce more religious agenda than welfare
Crony capitalism notwithstanding, there is no evidence that India has experienced an above average increase in income inequality
Peace process in Northern Ireland could offer a roadmap for Kashmir.
Islamic feminism has pushed back the women’s rights movement in Pakistan and reversed the movement for secularisation in the country
Research has shown that sharia councils are approached voluntarily and are often progressive
Even one unfair exclusion in the National Register of Citizens is one too many
Karunanidhi’s biography tells a rich story of the promise — and limitations — of Indian democracy and the pragmatics of social justice