The writer is a social scientist
The Humpty Dumpty we call Kashmir cannot be put together again till we re-invent our democracy. August 15, 2019, might be the beginning or the end of it. That is the question India has to answer.
In this sense the lynch squad is not pathological but part of the normalcy of a paranoid society, of a politics of suspicion which has no purpose. Rumor becomes a way of processing anxiety. It is almost as if violence has a social function when law breaks down.
Laxman’s cartoons expressed the artlessness and helplessness of citizenship.
The eerie similarity between Sanjay Gandhi and Narendra Modis visions of order
Delhi-6 can teach Slumdog Millionaire a thing or two about Indian aspirations