The writer is former chairperson, Prasar Bharati.
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
A visit to Ayodhya is a journey into the depths of time. Its history is a complex skein of various religions and philosophy. How did it become the line that divides us?
It is not hard to make out what kind of martyr Irom Sharmila is closer to being.
Qandeel Baloch’s murder is yet another reminder that men craft, interpret and adjudicate over family laws in the subcontinent.
Shani Shingnapur faceoff shows how it caves in to male bias.
Indian women have no role to play in the remaking of the myth.
Muslim saints of Uttarakhand speak of the ties that bind us.
Instead of pornography, government should focus on flawed family laws.
Kailash Vajpeyi chose to walk a middle line that was often the most radical place to be
Rajasthan ordinance frames complex reality of legislative, political, linguistic barriers to gender equality.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee initiated the famous Delhi-Lahore bus service to foster better relationships between India and Pakistan. Vajpayee had travelled on the same bus during its inaugural run on February 19, 1999 and was received by Nawaz Sharif, his counterpart in Pakistan.