Amrita Dutta

Senior Editor

Dog days: Bengaluru’s pet licensing by-laws and the protest for furry friends
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Bengaluru municipality’s proposed pet licensing by-laws have met with overwhelming protest from animal welfare activists and pet owners. It has led to howls of indignation from dog owners in the city.

Shillong: Impossible homeland
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

For those exiled from Shillong over the decades by a xenophobic politics, a willful amnesia has been the only way to move on.

Art is where I take shelter and how I respond: Anuradha Roy
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Anuradha Roy on her new novel, the perils of nationalism and what sustains her at a time of toxic change.

Ireland overturns abortion ban: Justice in Dublin comforts a father in Belgaum
Sun, May 27, 2018

Over the years, there have been many challenges to Ireland’s conservative stance on abortion — which, in effect, forces women to travel to the UK for legal and safe abortion.

‘Time for Deve Gowda sir too. PM in 2019’
Sun, May 20, 2018

Shivkumar Aaradhya had placed his trust — not so much in his party’s tactics in the Karnataka Assembly in three hours — but in Kaliamma and the “magic number”.

Karnataka elections 2018: Veteran of four elections, first-time winner, BSP MLA looks back at long, hard struggle
Thu, May 17, 2018

Mahesh won the Kollegal Assembly constituency in Chamarajnagar district, beating his nearest rival, the Congress’s A R Krishna Murthy, by a comfortable margin of 19,454 votes.

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: As Congress sees opportunity in loss, mood swings in party offices
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: The Congress office in Bengaluru, deserted since morning, was slightly more energised by evening. Party flags that had been brought in around noon were finally fluttering from its first-floor balcony.

Karnataka assembly election results 2018: Caution, celebration, dejection — the many moods at BJP offices
Wed, May 16, 2018

Exuberance spilled over to anger in the crowd against the Congress, but also against actor Prakash Raj, who had led a sustained campaign against the BJP.

Writing as an act of knowing: Why author-lyricist Jayant Kaikini won’t write a novel
Sun, May 13, 2018

How Mumbai’s egalitarianism — in space and language — and working away from the Kannada literary establishment liberated author-lyricist Jayant Kaikini and why the ‘Chittal chauvinist’ won’t write a novel.

Karnataka election 2018: On Basava turf, Lingayats question Congress move to win them over
Sat, May 12, 2018

In village after village, conversations with Lingayats reveal great resentment at the way the government has “divided” the religion and empowered those at the bottom of the social hierarchy.

Yeddyurappa popularity among Lingayats is down by 60 per cent, Modi charisma to 25 per cent: MB Patil
Fri, May 11, 2018

PM Modi has been exposed. The hope he represented, his charisma, have now diminished to almost 25 per cent, said MB Patil.

PM Modi’s speeches won’t give jobs, farmers’ relief: Sonia Gandhi
Wed, May 09, 2018

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: “Modiji is very proud of the fact that he is a great orator. I completely agree with him. He speaks like an actor. But if his speeches could fill the country’s stomach, then I would like him to give even more speeches,” Sonia Gandhi said.

Ground report: In Karnataka’s IT constituency, a divide that’s showing now — social and political
Mon, May 07, 2018

With 4.7 lakh voters, it is one of the largest constituencies in Karnataka. Mahadevapura, a reserved SC seat, was carved out only 10 years ago, when 110 villages were drawn into the margins of a city expanding on a diet of multinational capital.

Karnataka elections 2018: In anganwadis, hot meals for new mothers, and hope for Congress
Fri, May 04, 2018

Among the southern states, Karnataka has the worst figures for both infant mortality (24 per 100 live births) and maternal mortality (133 deaths per 100,000 live births).

In Cauvery country, a farmer leader’s son back from Denver to lead father’s battle
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The Congress has not fielded a candidate “in deference to Puttanaiah’s memory” — Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was close to KSP and had attended his funeral where he promised to support the family.

Karnataka elections: In Mallikarjun Kharge bastion, JD(S) pitch with BSP draws some traction
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Karnataka elections: Now in BJP, six-time legislator threatens to end Congress MP’s ‘rule’ in Gulbarga area; but many Dalit voters feel his tirade has sparked counter-mobilisation of votes.

Bengaluru: Another case against ‘fake news’ website owner Mahesh Vikram Hegde, BJP leader his lawyer
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Arrested on March 29 for a “fake news” post that claimed that a Jain monk had been attacked by a Muslim youth, Hegde is now facing four cases.

The good in the bad
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

For the jaded crime fiction reader, Murder in Seven Acts: Lalli Mysteries is a collection that is intimate and human.

The Hero Won’t Save You
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Halahala is hurtling towards the end, with humans having become slaves of AI and their greed. If this is dystopia, says graphic novelist Appupen, are you in it?

In fact: For Kannadigas, a breathing, living presence
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Elections are a prosaic business. Why then are Amit Shah and Siddaramaiah quoting Karnataka’s rashtra kavi Kuvempu at each other in the run-up to the Assembly elections? Where does Karnataka’s beloved poet, novelist, playwright and intellectual stand in its culture and politics?