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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Anil Dharker

Anil Dharkar is a writer and columnist.

Statue toppling spree: It’s pointless to fight the past. It’s today’s evils which need to be battled
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Topple the Racists is a good slogan but it ignores the first lesson of history, that of presentism — interpreting past events in terms of modern values and concepts.

Covid-19 has made migrant workers’ plight, state apathy visible
Mon, May 25, 2020

It’s only now, with the images we see everywhere, that we have begun to see them: An exhausted child asleep on his mother’s suitcase as she drags it along, a young man cradling his friend as he breathes his last after walking hundreds of miles.

There are far better Congressmen outside Gandhi family to lead the party
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Whoever emerges from these elections as the Congress president will have to work towards a national agenda which unites opposition parties.

Slow and steady loses the race
Sat, Jun 01, 2019

Congress and other Opposition parties are up against a regime whose leaders have a 24x7 commitment to electoral politics. Their time for 2024 starts now

Re-enforcing that There Is No Alternative to PM Modi is part of BJP’s campaign strategy
Wed, Apr 24, 2019

NOTA is not an option; the option really is this: Better not the devil we know than the devil we don’t, because the latter may turn out to be not a devil at all.

Captain Uncool
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

Someone should calm Virat Kohli down and make him study the situation instead of screaming at it

Shooting in the dark
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The Bullet Train project is economically unviable, will not lead to a transfer of technology and serve only a minuscule proportion of rail passengers.

What drowned Mumbai
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Unreliability of IMD, lack of planning, absence of ecological sensitivity. A sensationalist TV didn’t help

Learning to play the games
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

India’s quest for Olympic medals is hampered by history and geography. We need to concentrate on events where our strength lies.

Too Much Democracy
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Brexit vote shows democracy can defeat itself

A true ratna
Thu, May 05, 2016

India’s highest civilian award should be given to someone who is admired by everyone — like Zubin Mehta.

Mumbai no bar, Morality bar bar
Mon, Apr 25, 2005

R R. Patil, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister, came to his office unheralded and unsung. When he leaves, whoever wi...

Ostracise villains of democracy
Wed, Mar 30, 2005

So, is Narendra Modi feeling like a hero again? And this time a ‘‘national’’ hero? Three years ago he was the darling of...

The March that became a philosophy
Mon, Mar 14, 2005

On March 12, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi began his March to Dandi. Seventy-five years later we remember that the March was historic, but have lost ...