The writer is former chairperson, Prasar Bharati.
It is obvious that these students and their faceless instigators are not aware of the 1962 collection of the BHU founder’s speeches on the concept of dharma. The learned educationist says, again and again, that ultimately there is only one Supreme Being whom peoples following different religions worship under different names
Every language, culture has its history of oppression. But it is also in the infinite plurality of language that tensions of identity, of politics, are resolved.
Politics is one area where we have not come a long way. In 2019, we need to move beyond reflections about family relationships and motherhood and women’s inalienable duties to society.
Krishna Sobti’s work exposes the horror of a segregationist regional jingoism.
As Jawaharlal Nehru, much reviled by the BJP, and B R Ambedkar, well understood, progress in the world can at best be incremental. Only the willfully or otherwise ignorant will ignore that the history of nations’ progress is simultaneously the history of pain, murder, gross venality, slavery and cyclical horror.
In history and scripture, UP CM will find little basis to build a giant statue of Lord Ram. Then the invaders arrived in waves through the Hindukush pass and the force of Islam collided with the immovable presence of the local faith. The post-10th century period saw a period of hot clashes and cold fusion.
From its very inception, gotra has been a malleable category, often manipulated for social advancement.
The routines, stratagems, denials and traps in Indian workplaces still make easy mobility and maintaining dignity difficult even for the most talented young female journalists
Some moments in the life of a patriarchy provide points of confrontation — and also openings for change
The embrace in Parliament ushered spontaneity into stuffy corridors of power
Uttarakhand teacher’s plea, response to it, reveal government’s attitude to educators.
The mind of an Indian artist who has always called out the wrong notes of a rigid, stratified classical music ecosystem
When men begin to lose power, they begin to lose control over their speech.
Prasar Bharati Act vests authority, resources in the corporation. I&B ministry still owns all that it surveys
Renuka Chowdhury’s booming laughter enraged leaders in Parliament. That one merry female parliamentarian should be singled out for ridicule is not surprising.
Once an Indian woman begins to discard English, turns down marriage and motherhood and then voluntarily accesses and fraternizes with vernacular-speaking people not of her own class, she becomes anathema as well as an irritant.
Caste biases have instilled a disdain for all forms of manual work. From there, the dots can be connected to the lack of quality and safety in public works and services.
Shanta Sarabjit Singh sought the enduring in a fast-changing nation
Agriculture cannot survive without them. But they are invisible in the current conversation on the agrarian crisis
A sombre chronicle of the steady erasure of local histories and loss of a rich ecosystem that began in colonial times and continues