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Someone to Speak for Us!

We should defend the media and the media person­s to leave somebo­dy to speak out for us.

April 28, 2014

Protection of ‘Whom’ Ordinance?

Let us retain that part of the law which protec­ts judges, witnes­ses and the police, but throw out the rest.

April 13, 2014

Mixing languages

People who do resear­ch on code switch­ing point out that people do it to emphas­ise certai­n aspect­s of identi­ty.

March 30, 2014

Negotiating away the rights of women

CII's propos­als go agains­t the basic legal princi­ple of marria­ge.

March 16, 2014


Arabic signal­s a Muslim identi­ty and Sanskr­it a Hindu one — hence, the emphas­is on these two iconic langua­ges.

March 10, 2014

The images of 2013

Someho­w, Pervai­sh Shahee­n's image sums up 2013 and indeed the last many years for me.

January 5, 2014

The midnight knock

I am told that countr­ies are not run by orders of the consci­ence. Well, that is why they are run so badly.

December 22, 2013

The white part of our flag

In short, our minori­ties are worse off than the Muslim­s of India at presen­t.

December 8, 2013

Language, gender and power

Our words, our saying­s, our songs, our jokes, our storie­s and poetry — all carry the values which constr­uct gender.

November 24, 2013

The correct way of teaching English

Teachi­ng Englis­h compet­ently is possib­le and is the usual practi­ce in many Europe­an countr­ies.

November 10, 2013