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Readers Write In #229: Nehru gets left and right!!

July 25, 2020


(by G Waugh) Nations get great leaders quite easier than they get intellectuals. Jawaharlal Nehru was chosen for the position by the Mahatma even if there was not a single area of concurrence between them. Nehru considered himself a mix of both the West and the East and he tried his best to represent the […]

Simplifying CAB and NRC

December 18, 2019


Interview: Sruthi Hariharan

December 28, 2018


Sruthi Hariharan talks to Baradwaj Rangan about how she started her career as a background dancer before falling in love with the process of filmmaking. She talks about how rare it is for an actress in the Kannada film industry to speak her mind and about using art to drive change. The acclaimed actress also […]

Readers Write In #62: Understanding agrarian crisis

December 8, 2018


The following essay will give a brief introduction to the origins of the current agricultural crisis in India. Knowledge of the origins shall serve as an effective background to understand rising farmer unrest all over India. What is Liberalisation/Neoliberalism? India in 1991, in return for financial assistance from IMF and World Bank agreed to implementing […]

Five highlights from Karunanidhi’s film career

August 8, 2018


Read the full article on Film Companion, here: Kalaignar Karunanidhi was an orator, writer, politician – plus, a towering presence in Tamil cinema. Here are five memorable examples of his contribution. Muthuvel Karunanidhi may have been a politician for the bigger part of his life, but his moniker was “kalaignar,” artist. He started out […]

Blog vs Bharatvarsh

August 3, 2017


sai16vicky mentioned something in the Dunkirk thread, and it spawned a few responses. Posting them here, as a new thread, in case you feel like chiming in. sai16vicky August 2, 2017 BR, I have always respected your views on Free Speech (though my stand is different). But with you banning Anuj, I have a question […]

Readers Write In #11: The World Cup that wasn’t

March 23, 2017


India Won! The entire country won! The 11 men on whom hopes of 1.2 Billion people rested made the nation proud. A billion dreams, as someone wrongly said it, was made into reality. People were happy, which is good. However, I have just one problem with it. It seems to me that pride and nationalism […]