Sunday, May 31, 2020

Liberals need to watch out for their own careless Islamophobia

How little it takes for a Muslim to be called an extremist. Look at Aatish Taseer, who once thrilled to Sanskrit word-roots and the...

Maha drama: The only ‘ism’ that matters in Indian politics is opportunism

A week is a long time in British politics. At the moment, parties are releasing their manifestos and preparing for debates on Brexit...

Why this boomer is going to embrace the Ok Boomer tag

Every generation has its own unique way of putting down those they consider uncool and outdated. The millennials, and increasingly, Gen Z, have...

Sliding economy needs serious structural fixes

When Narendra Modi was re-elected, optimists expected GDP growth to accelerate to 8%. Alas, it is plummeting towards 4%, having fallen steadily in...

It’s the politics, stupid: Why climate protests are not transforming policy in either rich...

Is it time to panic? The natural environment and ecological systems that sustain all forms of life are collapsing, say recent reports from...

Don’t help me baby: Note to all the mansplainers out there

Man sits next to woman in her car. Manologue begins. About how she should shift gears, the airconditioning, the right streets and wrong,...

It’s not black and white: If you really care about secularism in India, understand...

The more progressive and intellectual variety of English speaking Indians often seem to be quite concerned about growing majoritarian behaviour in the country....

JNU’s crisis matters much beyond JNU – Public higher education should not be compromised

The JNU impasse is important not just for the JNU community. It is important for the entire country as it mirrors the watershed...

Fix judicial backlog: Bihar prohibition cases underline government role

In a clear case of unthinking policy leading to cascading problems, the Patna high court has pulled up the Bihar government for leaving...

The divine madness of God lovers

By Shammi Paranjape All the world loves a lover but God-lovers are more often than not, thought to be a little crazy. These souls...

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