• Ranjona Banerji: Make history by changing it

    Ranjona Banerji: Make history by changing it

    School books have long been fair game for politicians to tinker with as they try to gain political mileage. The cost India has to bear is ignored

  • Ranjona Banerji: Roger won eight ways from Sunday

    Ranjona Banerji: Roger won eight ways from Sunday

    Federer will be 36 on August 8. Cilic is 28. But on the Sunday of July 16, age was irrelevant, a bit of meaningless huffery-puffery

  • Ranjona Banerji: When the only option is fantasy

    Ranjona Banerji: When the only option is fantasy

    The basilisk is still roaming around India and you can sense it moving in the corners of your eyes, even as you try to look away

  • Ranjona Banerji: Beware of the 'culture' shock

    Ranjona Banerji: Beware of the 'culture' shock

    It seems only a certain type of Indians are upset with mob violence. Or maybe it's culturally incorrect to feel pain for Muslims and Dalits

  • Ranjona Banerji: Blame the media, why don't you?

    Ranjona Banerji: Blame the media, why don't you?

    Why discuss murder? Let's cancel all laws that make murder illegal and embrace the new government policy of turning a blind eye

  • Ranjona Banerji: Sportsmanship applies to fans, too

    Ranjona Banerji: Sportsmanship applies to fans, too

    Though India's loss in the ICC Champions Trophy was a shocker, as a fan, one must remember that winning and losing is part of the game

  • Ranjona Banerji: Cultivation of mind is necessary

    Ranjona Banerji: Cultivation of mind is necessary

    When the allegorical lessons about human life in mythology are taken literally, you are reduced to parroting illogical mumbo-jumbo

  • Ranjona Banerji: When you have a beef with logic

    Ranjona Banerji: When you have a beef with logic

    It is a striking sentiment that drives someone to commit murder in the name of the cow but allows one to walk past a sick cow eating garbage

  • Ranjona Banerji: Systemic corruption is our reality

    Ranjona Banerji: Systemic corruption is our reality

    There are enough examples of nefarious deals in the government, but talking about it would be anti-national and, bizarrely, 'pro-corruption'

  • Ranjona Banerji: In the great scheme of things...

    Ranjona Banerji: In the great scheme of things...

    Cows act as speed breakers, terrorism has been checked, note ban has ended the unorganised job sector - all govt schemes are successes

  • Ranjona Banerji: A vote against fascism & insularity

    Ranjona Banerji: A vote against fascism & insularity

    Traditional, professional politicians are increasingly being rejected by the voter - for politicians everywhere, this is a warning of sorts

  • Ranjona Banerji: Ditching the curry for thumkas

    Ranjona Banerji: Ditching the curry for thumkas

    After decades of fetishizing curry as their go-to India connect, Britons have now moved on to savour Bollywood dance instead

  • Ranjona Banerji: The inclusive India 'in my day'

    Ranjona Banerji: The inclusive India 'in my day'

    We never discussed religion or caste in school. But it may have been because the politics of the time was less interested in dividing us

  • Ranjona Banerji: Beware! Cow people are watching

    Ranjona Banerji: Beware! Cow people are watching

    Anyone who thinks you should like what they like, are in charge. And when I say in charge, I mean they can beat and murder you in public

  • Ranjona Banerji: Discard logic, tune in to rubbish

    Ranjona Banerji: Discard logic, tune in to rubbish

    Save fuel (only on Sundays), denounce cash, avoid eating too much -fun is an irritating component of Indian life and entirely unnecessary

  • Ranjona Banerji: Cow is our mother, so is hypocrisy

    Ranjona Banerji: Cow is our mother, so is hypocrisy

    But we can't be bothered to take care of it or make shelters for it when it grows old. Then, it becomes the mother of food and leather industry

  • Ranjona Banerji: Unmasking the Hindutva ideology

    Ranjona Banerji: Unmasking the Hindutva ideology

    By picking an extreme, anti-Muslim, anti-non Hindu cleric as the UP CM, Modi and Amit Shah have stopped hiding behind 'development'

  • Ranjona Banerji: What do Goa and Manipur want?

    Ranjona Banerji: What do Goa and Manipur want?

    Does Manipur prove that a local hero will be damned by her choices? Does Goa prove Parrikar is better suited as CM, even without votes?

  • Ranjona Banerji: Our ministers take the cake

    Ranjona Banerji: Our ministers take the cake

    You can't be Hindu and eat cakes on birthdays. But if you are Hindu, you are allowed to go to Pakistan and eat someone else's birthday cake

  • Ranjona Banerji: Gurmehar Kaur is anti-national!

    Ranjona Banerji: Gurmehar Kaur is anti-national!

    And the true job of a nationalist is to hound people you disagree with on social media and offer violence as a way of dealing with them