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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Pamela Philipose

The writer is senior fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Delhi, researching media issues express@expressindia.com

2019 began with seeming unassailability of a majoritarian political order, ends with a reminder of limits of hubris
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

But is this just a short break in the onward march of Savarkarite Hindutva, or a decisive reclamation of common citizenship by the common Indian?

A state-directed stripping of rights is rendering citizens alien and inaudible
Fri, Sep 13, 2019

At a time when India is searching for a top slot in the global order and possibly a seat in the Security Council, obligations undertaken by India vis-a-vis a slew of international treaties have either been discarded or trampled upon in NRC procedures.

Vigilantism 2.0
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

How do we assess Vigilantism 2.0 against the backdrop of Modi Sarkar 2.0? The first aspect in the Ansari killing was that, in contrast to that of Akhlaq, it did not involve beef.

From The PM, To The People
Sat, Mar 30, 2019

Announcement of Mission Shakti highlighted PM’s capacity for mass messaging

Her Blind Spots
Wed, Jan 02, 2019

Tavleen Singh is a legend, but on #MeToo, she misses the point.

No easy endings
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Everyone enthused by the MeToo movement must watch out for the blowback. It will come

Award Wapasi 2.0
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

The counter-narrative this time is not just about ideas, but the economy as well

The map of New India
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

PM needs to ask himself why under his watch this country has become a fearful place

A Glimpse Into Hell
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Byculla jail riot must trigger important inquiries into the institution of the jail. The temerity that the woman prisoner, Manjula Shetye, demonstrated in complaining about missing items in the food allotted to her ward defied a central expectation from a prisoner — submission and silence.

Our own Animal Farm
Wed, May 10, 2017

Cow vigilantism is a tragedy in many parts — a rousing, a lynching, a reflection of change

Tweeting up the votes
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

In the recent polls, PM Modi used social media in ways that flattened out the political terrain

No questions please, you are the media
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

The government monitors every word put out by journalists, but dare the latter question it.

Book review: No Country for Girls
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

A collection of essays on gender imbalance in China and India highlights important dimensions of this intimate catastrophe.

Dabbling In Doublespeak
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Media is the new battleground in the conflict zone

Muhammad Ali: Death can’t knock him down
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Memories of an encounter between a rookie journalist and Muhammad Ali.

Carrots As Sticks
Wed, May 11, 2016

Revelations of MP government’s ads to dodgy websites point to a larger malaise.

Controlling The Story
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Intimidating journalists will result in society losing its eyewitnesses.

Selfie-Made Journalism
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Framed at BJP’s Diwali milan: A frontal view of servility to authority.

When dissent was seen as dirty
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Sahitya Akademi has broken its silence. But the rage against the writers’ protest was the most instructive part of this episode

The clamour, the silence
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The second conceptual breakthrough was in framing sexual assaults as expressions of power, not crimes of passion.

Pink is the Colour of Courage
Sat, Sep 21, 2013

The rise of a female vigilante group in impoverished Bundelkhand and what it tells of their personal and communal battles.

Vina Mazumdar,freedom’s child
Sat, Jun 01, 2013

Pioneering feminist and academic,she successfully troubled the status quo

Varanasi is us
Thu, Mar 09, 2006

In that umbra moment after the blasts, when the television screens suddenly spewed out images of blood-stained floors, panic-stricken crowds...

We really bow-wowed ’em, Sergeant Harry reporting
Sun, Mar 05, 2006

Woof, howdy! This is Sergeant Harry reportin’ on our Mission India. We — my fellow officers and I in Dog Squad One of the Pentagon...

In a flap over bird flu
Wed, Feb 22, 2006

How does India steer the course between panic and complacency in its response to the bird flu threat? Between flapping around like a headles...

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