Harini Calamur

Harini Calamur

The writer works at the intersection of digital content, technology, and audiences. She is a writer, columnist, visiting faculty, and filmmaker.

Stories By Harini Calamur

Govt must step out of its echo 
chamber & listen to 'Jan ki Baat'

Govt must step out of its echo chamber & listen to 'Jan ki Baat'

If the Centre had really wanted to convince farmers, it could have put in the effort that it does during elections

Raising the bogey of 'love jihad'

Raising the bogey of 'love jihad'

After two years of investigation, Kerala cops concluded that there was no conclusive evidence that there was an organised attempt to woo ...Read More

Lessons from Nehru: To move forward, Congress will have to look back

Lessons from Nehru: To move forward, Congress will have to look back

The ability to be a giant tent under which a plethora of views coexist, has been gradually whittled away by the party

The age of Trump & the crisis 
of American conservatism

The age of Trump & the crisis of American conservatism

With Joe Biden being declared the 46th president of the United States, the door has been shut on a tumultuous period for Americans

France vs Islamists: Can individualism
triumph over fundamentalism?

France vs Islamists: Can individualism triumph over fundamentalism?

Secularism is a legacy that goes back to the French Revolution and the gradual separation of the church and the state

Breaking up Big Tech – the way ahead

Breaking up Big Tech – the way ahead

Google has always been available freely for all to use and from which people get tremendous benefit. After all, it is not like Google is ...Read More

 Hungry Kya?  Chew on this: Nearly
190mn Indians go hungry every day

Hungry Kya? Chew on this: Nearly 190mn Indians go hungry every day

Right now, we have a twin problem of excess supply of foodgrain (flagged by the RBI), and an excess number of very hungry people. There s...Read More

Sex, lies & scandal: The TRP-driven news media

Sex, lies & scandal: The TRP-driven news media

Never mind the murder of truth, never mind the spread of hate – the appeasement of the rating gods is paramount

Time to raise non-rapist sons of India

Time to raise non-rapist sons of India

Rape is a male problem. Men Rape. They have done this throughout history and it is unlikely they will stop unless something is radically ...Read More

Making social media platforms 
pay for news

Making social media platforms pay for news

It is definitely possible for Big Tech to pay part of the advertising revenues it earns from other people’s content, to the creators of t...Read More

Pressing need to look at funding of
journalism, for news that matters

Pressing need to look at funding of journalism, for news that matters

Right now, the news media is too busy chasing eyeballs and government doles of cash, in the form of advertising and access.

The post-Covid normal : Time for Universal Basic Income

The post-Covid normal : Time for Universal Basic Income

The Indian economy needs a rapid infusion of disposable income in the hands of individual households to get out of the mess

The economic mess: Strangling the  dreams of millions, writes Harini Calamur

The economic mess: Strangling the dreams of millions, writes Harini Calamur

Covid has given the Government a fig leaf to cover up its disastrous handling of the economy

The Indian National Congress: Cult 
of the large peepul tree, writes Harini Calamur

The Indian National Congress: Cult of the large peepul tree, writes Harini Calamur

The ambition needed to fight and win elections has been blunted by a chorus of yeses

Finding the right path on competing rights can be tricky, writes Harini Calamur

Finding the right path on competing rights can be tricky, writes Harini Calamur

You are talking about the rights of one set of people stepping on the toes of the rights of other people

Students have been passed, classes have moved online, teachers have adapted, and all seems normal, with many asking why this wasn’t possible earlier

COVID-19 chaos: Forget computers, tablets and high-speed internet, many don’t even have access to a quiet study space

There still seems no end in sight to the COVID crisis. There is the Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, but across the world, scientists have rai...Read More

To be considered ‘safe’ again, TikTok needs to be sold, preferably to an American corporation

To be considered ‘safe’ again, TikTok needs to be sold, preferably to an American corporation

It will be the perfect case of American imperialism

Sushant Singh Rajput suicide and the news vultures on mainstream media

Sushant Singh Rajput suicide and the news vultures on mainstream media

If farmers’ suicide had a fraction of the attention that Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has attracted, maybe we wouldn’t have a farmer suic...Read More

Social media star Shubhman Mishra, renowned for his online rants, was arrested after he issued rape threats to comedian Agrima Joshua

The gradual taming of social media: How advertisers will play a role in blocking hate speech

Last year, when things were somewhat normal, and people went to see comedy shows, comedian Agrima Joshua, during a live show, cracked a j...Read More

Women’s rights suffer a double whammy in the pandemic

Women’s rights suffer a double whammy in the pandemic

It’s not just job losses, women across the world have been victims of domestic violence while at home during the lockdown

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