Business and Politics

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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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, disast...

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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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Flight To Freedom

In his first letter to readers, Philosophy Coach, Consultant at Universal Enlightenment ...

January 24 2022

Those Disco Deewane days

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, replays the story of the late Nazia Hassan, who sparked th...

January 23 2022

Great men leave everlasting memories

As Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary nears, Humra Quraishi recalls conversations ...

January 22 2022