Amulya Gopalakrishnan

Amulya Gopalakrishnan is a columnist with The Indian Express.

Articles By Amulya Gopalakrishnan

Speaking for myself: Lucky, Lucky Us

A check-your-privilege exercise would be so useful on our own campuses.

Speaking for myself: Us and Them

We all exist in two states — one rational, and one given to lazy stereotypes.

Mirth of a Nation: Political satire finds a new home on the internet

In an election year, political satire finds a new home on the internet.

The Missionary in Politics

2013 was the year of the aam aadmi,as Arvind Kejriwal came out of nowhere and suckerpunched the political establishment

The Marriage Plot

Shuddh Desi Romance deserves applause for upturning the assumptions of Hindi movie romance

Audio cassette: Rewind and Remember

Half a century of the cassette,a technology that truly brought music home

Mera Wala Green

When a sophisticated art form like Kathakali is cheerfully appropriated by commercials and movies

A Language of Foreign Things

An absorbing story about immigration,race and romance

Because It’s Fun

What,really,is the point of a degree in literature?

First Person Singular

In her story about herself,Madhu Purnima Kishwar is a woman without attachments,an ideological free agent.

A Life Less Hackable

Like everyone else,the more chaos my life is pitched into,the more I seek out visions of calm and control.

Painful Illusions

How much is too much to suffer in the pursuit of beauty?

Talk to the Hand

We’re all adept at communicating without words.

People Unlike Us

A book that will change how you think of difference,parenting and commitment

A Magazine for All of Us

A young man called William Roy DeWitt Wallace,recuperating from a shrapnel wound in France after World War I,found himself reflecting on the media-saturated times he lived in.

Difficult Pleasures

NW is an impressive formal experiment for Zadie Smith,but less fun than you might expect from her

‘This East versus West narrative is just a construction of Western elites,a pep talk’

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia,Pankaj Mishra’s new book,traces submerged strands of anti-colonial thought in Asia,exploring the intellectual journeys of figures such as Jamal al-Din al-Afghani,Liang Qichao and Rabindranath Tagore. He talks to Amulya Gopalakrishnan about that history of engagement,about India’s ideological climate,and why we need a culture of reasonable expectations

‘This East versus West narrative is just a construction of Western elites,a pep talk’

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia,Pankaj Mishra’s new book,traces submerged strands of anti-colonial thought in Asia,exploring the intellectual journeys of figures such as Jamal al-Din al-Afghani,Liang Qichao and Rabindranath Tagore. He talks to Amulya Gopalakrishnan about that history of engagement,about India’s ideological climate,and why we need a culture of reasonable expectations

Where the stress falls

Even in a politically correct world,accents remain the one thing we feel free to mock.

The Epistolary Dilemma

I’ve been reading Philip Larkin’s Letters to Monica,a book I coveted greatly,from reading the reviews.

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