Bhavdeep Kang

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Bhavdeep Kang is a senior journalist with 35 years of experience in working with major newspapers and magazines. She is now an independent writer and author.

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Bhavdeep Kang tracks the manner in which we unlocked our way to the second wave

Bhavdeep Kang tracks the manner in which we unlocked our way to the second wave

Freedom of religion translated into huge crowds taking a collective dip in the Ganga at Haridwar during the Mahakumbh. Political irrespon...Read More

Mamata’s plea for an anti-BJP front seems like a pipe dream, writes Bhavdeep Kang

Mamata’s plea for an anti-BJP front seems like a pipe dream, writes Bhavdeep Kang

A lack of ideological cohesion and a surfeit of overweening ambition has consistently undermined Opposition unity. Banerjee’s appeal woul...Read More

The WHO-China report on the origins of the coronavirus raises more questions than it answers, writes Bhavdeep Kang

The WHO-China report on the origins of the coronavirus raises more questions than it answers, writes Bhavdeep Kang

While China says that the wet market in Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated, did not deal in illegal wildlife, reports ...Read More

An RSS in a state of transition puts on a progressive face, writes Bhavdeep Kang

An RSS in a state of transition puts on a progressive face, writes Bhavdeep Kang

‘Dattaji’ Hosabale's job is an important one; in effect, he is CEO to sarsanghchalak Mohan Rao Bhagwat’s chairman. Against the backdrop o...Read More

Freedom surveys: What’s ‘flawed’ is the intent and agenda behind these, says Bhavdeep Kang

Freedom surveys: What’s ‘flawed’ is the intent and agenda behind these, says Bhavdeep Kang

The very idea that abstractions such as relative freedom can be measured, ie, assigned a numerical value, is problematic. Add to that the...Read More

Forget the British royals, what about
the racism in our own backyard, asks Bhavdeep Kang

Forget the British royals, what about the racism in our own backyard, asks Bhavdeep Kang

Indian sensibilities are more attuned to caste than race, or so one might expect. But attitudes to people of African and north-east India...Read More

To become BJP’s urban challenger, AAP must become more ‘Aam’, writes Bhavdeep Kang

To become BJP’s urban challenger, AAP must become more ‘Aam’, writes Bhavdeep Kang

In Delhi, the AAP has crafted a very convincing narrative, of making lives easier through equitable access to services, a form of politic...Read More

A slew of recent court orders will go a long way in restoring public faith in the judiciary, writes Bhavdeep Kang

A slew of recent court orders will go a long way in restoring public faith in the judiciary, writes Bhavdeep Kang

The dignity and liberty of women formed the substance of a number of important rulings in the last fortnight. The Himachal Pradesh High C...Read More

Will electing a new party chief help arrest the drift in Congress, asks Bhavdeep Kang

Will electing a new party chief help arrest the drift in Congress, asks Bhavdeep Kang

The Congress leadership’s style of functioning, which precludes decision-making based on robust feedback and intensive discussion (with a...Read More

Censorship can create more abuse than it addresses, writes Bhavdeep Kang

Censorship can create more abuse than it addresses, writes Bhavdeep Kang

The trouble is that anyone, be it state or non-state actors or political parties and their partisans, can be accused of the same thing. G...Read More

The high-profile voices in support of the farmers’ agitation are located in free-market economies, says Bhavdeep Kang

The high-profile voices in support of the farmers’ agitation are located in free-market economies, says Bhavdeep Kang

A pop artiste with 10 crore Twitter followers and a school-going climate change activist have weighed in on India’s farm laws, while Punj...Read More

A bold Budget, tapping into the ‘hope’ factor, says Bhavdeep Kang

A bold Budget, tapping into the ‘hope’ factor, says Bhavdeep Kang

As India Inc. cheered and the markets soared (to the best post-Budget gains in 20 years), the middle class swung between relief at being ...Read More

R-Day vandalism at Red Fort throws up
questions about non-violent protests in recent times, says Bhavdeep Kang

R-Day vandalism at Red Fort throws up questions about non-violent protests in recent times, says Bhavdeep Kang

The farmers’ protest gained global support because it was touted as peaceful; that USP no longer obtains, thanks to stark visuals of nake...Read More

Will it be the sweet scent of victory
for the Congress-AIUDF in Assam? Bhavdeep Kang analyses

Will it be the sweet scent of victory for the Congress-AIUDF in Assam? Bhavdeep Kang analyses

Prior to 2019, Congress leaders in Assam, notably three-term chief minister Tarun Gogoi, had opposed any truck with Ajmal. They argued th...Read More

Farmers can either approach the 
SC-appointed panel, or lose the moral high ground, says Bhavdeep Kang

Farmers can either approach the SC-appointed panel, or lose the moral high ground, says Bhavdeep Kang

From Day 1, the protesters have resisted a “clause-by-clause” discussion to plug loopholes in the new laws. The appointment of an expert ...Read More

Judging by recent legislations, from salt to surrogacy, the motherland is now a nanny state, says Bhavdeep Kang

Judging by recent legislations, from salt to surrogacy, the motherland is now a nanny state, says Bhavdeep Kang

Recent instances of nanny-ish policies include those on surrogacy, assisted reproductive technology, religious conversion ('love jihad') ...Read More

Shaheen Bagh to Singhu Border: The year ends as it began, on a strident note of protest, observes Bhavdeep Kang

Shaheen Bagh to Singhu Border: The year ends as it began, on a strident note of protest, observes Bhavdeep Kang

The year 2020 was a watershed in many respects, but politics and politicians remained much the same. At a time when a constructive discou...Read More

PM's recent outreach to Sikhs, signals respect for different strands of opinion in a democracy, writes Bhavdeep Kang

PM's recent outreach to Sikhs, signals respect for different strands of opinion in a democracy, writes Bhavdeep Kang

The NDA government has displayed no intention of rolling back either the CAA or the agricultural reforms, but by civility of action and s...Read More

RSS doesn't see eye to eye with BJP on farmers' protest, writes Bhavdeep Kang

RSS doesn't see eye to eye with BJP on farmers' protest, writes Bhavdeep Kang

These occasional confrontations have three effects - first, the BJP is cautioned not to take the RSS for granted. Second, it ensures that...Read More

Time for a show of hands - will the
real Congress stand up, finally?

Time for a show of hands - will the real Congress stand up, finally?

A couple of decades ago, the 'grand old party' would have kept the ruling party on its toes, with grassroots mobilisation on issues such ...Read More

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