• Why'd a Hindu support Muslims?

    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

    Jan 20, 2020, 05:07 IST
  • Of tenderness and tension on miracle mile

    In the polarised present to grapple with, Mahim's LJ Road suggests how diversity is the only hope ahead

    Jan 19, 2020, 08:00 IST
  • Dancing in Krishna consciousness

    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

    Jan 19, 2020, 07:20 IST
  • Sakrain in Puran Dhaka

    I had been invited to the Dhaka International Film Festival to present a keynote paper on New Trends in Feminist Films from South Asia

    Jan 19, 2020, 07:15 IST
  • Weapons of maasi sestruction

    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

    Jan 19, 2020, 07:15 IST



  • Drums of heaven

    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

    Jan 19, 2020, 07:05 IST
  • Will real journalists please stand up?

    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.

    Jan 18, 2020, 05:40 IST
  • War against brahmanical patriarchy

    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

    Jan 17, 2020, 05:06 IST
  • And the award doesn't go to...

    ...the BCCI for lack of thoughtfulness when it comes to attaching apt names of ex-greats to various trophies presented on Sunday

    Jan 16, 2020, 07:50 IST
  • The death of conversation

    Don't know if inevitable, but we ought to fear incivility, extremism and polarised madness online, spilling over into the offline world

    Jan 15, 2020, 07:32 IST
  • East is west and up is really down

    A closer look at who decides where east and west lie, why up and down mean nothing, and how to spell Chourangi

    Jan 14, 2020, 07:15 IST
  • Wholesale dream for Bombay

    Crawford Market's design was ahead of its time and incorporated crucial factors for a key public utility service

    Jan 13, 2020, 07:35 IST
  • Why women lead anti-CAA stirs

    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

    Jan 13, 2020, 04:58 IST
  • Top 20 all-India films of 2019

    The Top 10 Films appeared in my column on January 5

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:30 IST


  • Sarama, the first doggess

    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

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • Citizen Deepika

    Stars hold a mythic meaning for us, embodying through a persona, the currents of the culture

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • They call me a goon

    'Goon' ka matlab hai that I go around doing "thod phod" for no reason

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • Enter and click

    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

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:25 IST
  • The scizho life of working private and public

    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

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:25 IST
  • Practising what we preach, are we?

    Indians like to give the world advice about life, peace and a lot more. It’s sad that we don't seem to believe in following them ourselves

    Jan 11, 2020, 06:33 IST
  • The wilful child rises against fascism

    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

    Jan 10, 2020, 07:27 IST
  • The much-welcomed green top

    Australian bushfire victims won't be able to thank Shane Warne and Jeff Thomson enough for auctioning their baggy green caps

    Jan 09, 2020, 06:05 IST
  • Bombshell that altered workspaces

    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

    Jan 08, 2020, 07:35 IST
  • The annual dance of the dragomen

    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

    Jan 07, 2020, 07:13 IST
  • Jewel in the crowd

    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

    Jan 06, 2020, 07:10 IST
  • Governance versus bigotry

    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

    Jan 06, 2020, 04:59 IST
  • What to do about poetry

    Two young Indian men, training to fight wars, listening to ghazals, on Radio Pakistan.

    Jan 05, 2020, 06:16 IST
  • The awakening

    Google provided this fascinating search for knowledge, leaving you no time for much else.

    Jan 05, 2020, 06:11 IST
  • Masculine and feminine gods

    In early societies, the clan worshipped the fertile and nourishing Kula-devi or Kula-swamini, the matriarch, the mother of the tribe.

    Jan 05, 2020, 06:07 IST
  • Top 20 All India Films 2019

    This is the first part, my Top 10. The second part (11-20), will appear next week.

    Jan 05, 2020, 06:01 IST

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