Business and Politics

Sign of the times: This is the darkest hour

Humra  Quraishi revisits her conversations with Saira Banu and Khushwant Singh, both of whom had predicted that the times to come, which are here, will be darker than the...

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Where there is no will, there is violence

Humra Quraishi talks about how polarisation in grassroots India, by the use of state machinery, is spreading violence and fear among minorities.  Earlier this week a ...

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Signs of the times: India’s battle for its soul

Humra Quraishi looks back at the last seven years in India, through the lens of A.G. Noorani’s writings about the RSS and Ruskin Bond’s verse. For several minut...

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How civilized is the civilized world?

Vinta Nanda insists that we, the so-called civilized people, talk about poverty, violence and exclusion. Let us talk about what it means to be born under the sky and be vic...

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Signs of the times: Death and Destruction

Humra Quraishi recalls Saadat Hasan Manto in the month of his birth, and imagines what he would have said and written in these tragic times. May stands for Manto - after al...

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Signs of the times: Not afraid of the dark

Humra Quraishi describes one part of the apocalypse we are experiencing in India right now – only one part. What’s happening to the jailed population during the...

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Reimagining Ambedkar

Ambedkar appears in many different ways in the ordinary life of Dalits, writes Badri Narayan  Educated followers read his texts and use his arguments and visions for t...

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Signs of the times: Nothing’s right

Humra Quraishi says that the signs of fascism are spreading, yet as mute spectators we sit quiet and subdued. One prominent sign: the masses are being rendered so fragile a...

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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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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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Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the...

June 23 2021

Paap: Antim Pawrbo and Mouchak

While Paap passes muster, Mouchak scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Shantanu Ray Chaudhu...

June 22 2021

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence&rsq...

June 21 2021