Thought Box

Signs of the times: She’s a street fighter

Humra Quraishi questions EVMs, expresses fear and helplessness among people with regard to democracy and dives into Shutapa Paul’s book ‘Didi – the untold Ma...

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Writing with fire: Khabar Lahariya

India's All-Female News Outlet Battles Sexism, Caste - And Hits The Silver Screen – NPRs Sushmita Pathak interviews Meera Devi, chief reporter of Khabar Lahariya In a m...

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Bhagat Singh’s writings on caste

In his writings on caste, Bhagat Singh understood the practice of untouchability and its associated binary of purity-pollution as an integral part of Hinduism. The influence ...

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Climates: A metaphor for changing human behavior

Since the time of Ataturk, Turkey has been home to westernized intellectuals, writes Sharad Raj in his recall of the 2006 Turkish film Climates  Radical Islamisation of ...

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Just another brick in the wall

Niraj Jani, rock music enthusiast, writes on Pink Floyd’s cautionary songs about the constant vigil for intellectual freedom. Rock music of the late 1960s and the &lsqu...

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Signs of the times: You’re changing

Humra  Quraishi wonders if the bleak days will continue with new strains of the corona and the communal virus spreading. Its been one full year of deprivations, disaster...

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Two different occasions: Conversations with B Jayashree & Jyoti Subhash

Aparajita Krishna recalls conversations with theatre veterans B Jayashree and Jyoti Subhash, both mega-talents in the times that were adverse for women in their field of art. ...

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Abuli Mamaji is Nikhil Pherwani’s Ahaan

Vinta Nanda writes: For once a film centered on a person differently abled is not about the so-called normally-abled characters being the ones to make life better for him. Ah...

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Days of the future past: Subhashini Ali

Subhashini Ali recalls a time when she saw the role of the police and administration with clarity and how she was convinced of the truths of class outlook and class rule. &nbs...

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The genius of Jacques Tati

Sharad Raj explores how the existential and political angst of the torchbearers of the Novell Vague got an edge over Tati when it came to intellectual seduction of cinema love...

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Explaining the lockdown to children

Family members talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about the innovative ways they used to ex...

April 10 2021

Signs of the times: She’s a street fighter

Humra Quraishi questions EVMs, expresses fear and helplessness among people with regard ...

April 10 2021

That Poisonous Bite

Khalid Mohamed reviews the BBC-commissioned series The Serpent on Charles Sobhraj, appro...

April 9 2021