For most of his adult life, Robin Verma has been asked to explicitly spell out his identity [a Hindu and Kurmi] which was a puzzle even for cops who had detained him for participating in anti-CAA protests
In the polarised present to grapple with, Mahim's LJ Road suggests how diversity is the only hope ahead
This movement emerged in the 1970s, alongside the hippie movement, when the youth of the world was seeking alternatives to material and mechanistic ways of life offered by capitalism and communism
I had been invited to the Dhaka International Film Festival to present a keynote paper on New Trends in Feminist Films from South Asia
I mean the flamboyant jhaad, that irascible tongue-lashing I call Weapon of Maasi Destruction (henceforth WMDs) delivered for wrongdoings you thought you got away with
An intricate song called Tom Sawyer was my calling card in college - the lyrics were a portrait of a modern-day rebel, a free-spirited individualist striding through the world with intent
The older I get, the harder it is for me to find members of my profession willing to stick to the basic ethics of journalism.
As someone rightly said, there are women who birth children, and there are women who birth revolutions, and there are women who do both; Shaheen Bagh proves just that
...the BCCI for lack of thoughtfulness when it comes to attaching apt names of ex-greats to various trophies presented on Sunday
Don't know if inevitable, but we ought to fear incivility, extremism and polarised madness online, spilling over into the offline world
A closer look at who decides where east and west lie, why up and down mean nothing, and how to spell Chourangi
Crawford Market's design was ahead of its time and incorporated crucial factors for a key public utility service
A hypermasculinised state, which is what India is unmistakably turning into under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, becomes anxious at the first hint of challenge, particularly from women
The Top 10 Films appeared in my column on January 5
That being said, one hesitates to refer to Sarama as the Vedic bitch and prefers to refer to her as the Vedic she-dog, first of female dogs, or even the primal doggess
Stars hold a mythic meaning for us, embodying through a persona, the currents of the culture
'Goon' ka matlab hai that I go around doing "thod phod" for no reason
Photographer Salamat Husain discusses the politics of being "allowed" access into spaces, while reminding us of the value of slowing down in a digitised world
Why a surgeon chooses to work for a pittance at a public hospital while having a flourishing private career. And other baffling questions of balance answered
Indians like to give the world advice about life, peace and a lot more. ItÃ¢ÂÂs sad that we don't seem to believe in following them ourselves
JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia and AMU embody the spirit of dissent, of revolution. Each time you try to repress their soul, an arm rises up in protest, and the arms are always multiplying
Australian bushfire victims won't be able to thank Shane Warne and Jeff Thomson enough for auctioning their baggy green caps
What's it about the Roger Ailes #MeToo film that makes you want to watch it twice over? It's the story of our times
For most of us, death is a tragedy, not supposed to happen. The dragomen of Suriname taught me that it was a time to party
The keepers of Gateway of India, the city's most iconic landmark, ought to spruce up their act and give it a much-needed upgrade
The maturity of Delhiites will be on test in the Assembly elections, due in February, when it will become clear whether the politics of interests matter to them more than the politics of identity
Two young Indian men, training to fight wars, listening to ghazals, on Radio Pakistan.
Google provided this fascinating search for knowledge, leaving you no time for much else.
In early societies, the clan worshipped the fertile and nourishing Kula-devi or Kula-swamini, the matriarch, the mother of the tribe.
This is the first part, my Top 10. The second part (11-20), will appear next week.