The writer teaches Hindi at Delhi University.
Impasse in Babri masjid case is better than ceding ground to a radical evil.
The court’s lament about the recurrence of mass violence and the absence of laws against it in the 1984 judgment needs to be heard.
A survey shows Indian campuses are more inclusive than before, but a lot of ground needs to be covered still
Government has forgotten that children have a first right to nation’s resources
A decade after anti-Christian violence took a toll, there are no signs of remorse
Congress must remember: When in doubt, stand with the persecuted.
The trolls that target Sushma Swaraj are a byproduct of her and her party’s politics
Optimism over Pranab Mukherjee addressing RSS meet is misplaced
Karl Marx envisioned a world where humans are not abstracted by societies or commodities
Let silence, the absence of language force us to look at crime non-poetically
Think about it: Liberals and RSS both want Muslims to shed their Muslimness.
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”.
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.
Orders to madrasas in UP and MP bear a dangerous message of domination.
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.
Relationship between government, army and us is being rewritten, disturbingly so
By siding with a politics which marginalises minorities and seeks to subjugate them, Hindus are losing the essence of their religion
As a Communist student activist, I was never attacked by your members. That was another era.
Digital education isn’t democratic, it creates deep inequalities between universities.
Attacks on Nivedita Menon, Rajshree Ranawat show the decline of state universities, perversion of student politics