The writer teaches Hindi at Delhi University.

A Lesson To Learn
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Government has forgotten that children have a first right to nation’s resources

Kandhamal without closure
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

A decade after anti-Christian violence took a toll, there are no signs of remorse

Gandhi’s talisman for Rahul
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Congress must remember: When in doubt, stand with the persecuted.

For Whom The Bells Troll
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

The trolls that target Sushma Swaraj are a byproduct of her and her party’s politics

No Hope Of A Dialogue
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Optimism over Pranab Mukherjee addressing RSS meet is misplaced

Marx, The Humanist
Mon, May 07, 2018

Karl Marx envisioned a world where humans are not abstracted by societies or commodities

Poetry After Kathua
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Let silence, the absence of language force us to look at crime non-poetically

Liberally blinkered
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Think about it: Liberals and RSS both want Muslims to shed their Muslimness.

Gandhi’s last battle
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi blamed no one, but if the “Hindus and Sikhs insisted on turning out Muslims from Delhi, they would be betraying India and their own faith”.

In defence of the individual
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

That an individual can source divinity within herself was unimaginable for religious institutions. But for the institution of the nation state, the individual remains as suspect.

Foisting the flag
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Orders to madrasas in UP and MP bear a dangerous message of domination.

For J&K, lessons from Chauri Chaura
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The lynching of Ayub Pandit must make people of the Valley pause and ask: Is the Kashmiri soul being brutalised ? Kashmiri leaders will have to talk to their people frankly like Gandhi did after Chauri Chaura.

New Army For New India
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Relationship between government, army and us is being rewritten, disturbingly so

Crisis of Hinduism
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

By siding with a politics which marginalises minorities and seeks to subjugate them, Hindus are losing the essence of their religion

Dear friends from ABVP
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

As a Communist student activist, I was never attacked by your members. That was another era.

A new divide in class
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Digital education isn’t democratic, it creates deep inequalities between universities.

A besieged life of the mind
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Attacks on Nivedita Menon, Rajshree Ranawat show the decline of state universities, perversion of student politics

Beware the cultural revolution
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Government directive to educational institutions to execute the digital financial literacy mission subverts the idea of the university.

Poet of dark hope
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Muktibodh was a Marxist writer, seeking the self’s freedom.

Compensation most foul
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The UP government’s move to pay relief to the family of an accused in the Dadri lynching turns the principle of justice on its head.