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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?
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.
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.
Announcement of Mission Shakti highlighted PM’s capacity for mass messaging
Tavleen Singh is a legend, but on #MeToo, she misses the point.
Everyone enthused by the MeToo movement must watch out for the blowback. It will come
The counter-narrative this time is not just about ideas, but the economy as well
PM needs to ask himself why under his watch this country has become a fearful place
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.
Cow vigilantism is a tragedy in many parts — a rousing, a lynching, a reflection of change
In the recent polls, PM Modi used social media in ways that flattened out the political terrain
The government monitors every word put out by journalists, but dare the latter question it.
A collection of essays on gender imbalance in China and India highlights important dimensions of this intimate catastrophe.
Media is the new battleground in the conflict zone
Memories of an encounter between a rookie journalist and Muhammad Ali.
Revelations of MP government’s ads to dodgy websites point to a larger malaise.
Intimidating journalists will result in society losing its eyewitnesses.
Framed at BJP’s Diwali milan: A frontal view of servility to authority.
Sahitya Akademi has broken its silence. But the rage against the writers’ protest was the most instructive part of this episode
The second conceptual breakthrough was in framing sexual assaults as expressions of power, not crimes of passion.
The rise of a female vigilante group in impoverished Bundelkhand and what it tells of their personal and communal battles.
Pioneering feminist and academic,she successfully troubled the status quo
The question haunting India today is this: why is 76-year-old L K Advani, former BJP president, insisting on mounting his chariot yet again?
In that umbra moment after the blasts, when the television screens suddenly spewed out images of blood-stained floors, panic-stricken crowds...
Woof, howdy! This is Sergeant Harry reportin’ on our Mission India. We — my fellow officers and I in Dog Squad One of the Pentagon...