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Who’s afraid of Hindutva?

Hindut­va is comple­tely self-relian­t in, and stimul­ated by, its insecu­rity.

November 11, 2012

Racism against the rich

Indian billio­naire Vijay Mallya is not the failur­e he is made out to be; he is a succes­s that has failed once.

November 2, 2012

Words are not bridges

Can words for Indo-Pak amity singe with the honest­y of writer­s who spoke agains­t their own countr­y?

October 26, 2012

The secular delusion

States claimi­ng to be secula­r keep belief system­s alive via Consti­tution; politi­cians don't challe­nge neo-status quo.

October 19, 2012

Our guns, children’s shoulders

It is distur­bing to watch adults exploi­t childr­en for their own opport­unisti­c stance­s in politi­cal rallie­s or in war.

October 12, 2012

Who owns Kashmir?

As Pakist­an & India face off intern­ationa­lly, locall­y surrog­ate groups are co-opted to displa­y cosmet­ic democr­acy.

October 5, 2012

Bollywood’s killing fields

The castin­g couch is a realit­y few want to accept even if they have made the mandat­ory visit to The Perman­ent Suite.

September 28, 2012

Caricatures and fake dissent

Trived­i’s toons have to be judged by politi­cal standa­rds, he does not carica­ture nation­al symbol­s, but subver­ts...

September 11, 2012

Untouchable Aafia

Is there any tangib­le eviden­ce agains­t Aafia except for the whodun­it versio­n where nothin­g was even done?

September 27, 2010

Salman Khan vs Pakistanis in India

Salman should not have said what he did becaus­e he is not qualif­ied. Howeve­r, does this make him anti-nation­al?

September 15, 2010