Sumit Paul

Sumit Paul is an advanced research scholar of Semitic languages, civilizations and cultures.

Stories By Sumit Paul

All we want is a hotline to god, public safety be damned, writes Sumit Paul

All we want is a hotline to god, public safety be damned, writes Sumit Paul

Human life is everywhere at stake. Yet, the people in India are more worried about their ritualistic Ramzan prayers and gatherings at mos...Read More

We'll have to develop a collective Stockholm Syndrome to tackle the scourge of corona, says Sumit Paul

We'll have to develop a collective Stockholm Syndrome to tackle the scourge of corona, says Sumit Paul

We must develop the outlook that we shall have to live with this pandemic for years, if not eternity

Shashikala tribute: Indefatigable to the very end

Shashikala tribute: Indefatigable to the very end

“Three female figures from the Hindi film world instigate me to slap them,” thus joked the outspoken film critic of yore, Devyani Chaubal...Read More

Total Recall: How a sinking Meena Kumari saved Pakeezah from fading into oblivion

Total Recall: How a sinking Meena Kumari saved Pakeezah from fading into oblivion

March 31 marks Meena Kumari's death anniversary

How pollution and unhealthy lifestyle are causing havoc with human reproductive health

How pollution and unhealthy lifestyle are causing havoc with human reproductive health

In Charak Samhita, there's an invaluable Sanskrit shloka: Anavil vaayu, pavitra khaadyam, titiksham vistar cha jeevansya sootram (Unadult...Read More

Why must men weigh in on women's sartorial preferences, asks Sumit Paul

Why must men weigh in on women's sartorial preferences, asks Sumit Paul

Auguste Comte, French philosopher and the earliest sociologist, believed that prehistoric, troglodyte men provided skin and tree covers (...Read More

Shashi Kapoor birthday special: Where commercial meets cerebral cinema

Shashi Kapoor birthday special: Where commercial meets cerebral cinema

His Adonis looks, ultra-refined manners, seraphic smile and sophisticated bearing made him a darling of the movie buffs

Yes, Gandhi did his utmost to save 
the lives of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev 
and Rajguru, writes Sumit Paul

Yes, Gandhi did his utmost to save the lives of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, writes Sumit Paul

Lord Irwin, a personal friend of Gandhi and a devout Christian, himself was against the death rap and wrote to the British judge Sir Roy ...Read More

Sahir Ludhianvi birthday special: The poet who abhorred the label of a lyricist

Sahir Ludhianvi birthday special: The poet who abhorred the label of a lyricist

The man who wrote 'Aavaz-e-Adam' (The voice of man), which had that memorable phrase 'Hum bhi dekhenge' (later used by Faid Ahmad Faiz wi...Read More

Why must we persist in hanging on to colonial-era honorifics, asks Sumit Paul

Why must we persist in hanging on to colonial-era honorifics, asks Sumit Paul

'The moment a lawyer, petitioner or even a plaintiff calls me ‘Your Honour’, ‘Your Lordship’, or ‘My Lord’, a sense of uneasiness and emb...Read More

Reading down Sec 377, SC only decriminalized a particular human behaviour: Centre tells Delhi HC

Reading down Sec 377, SC only decriminalized a particular human behaviour: Centre tells Delhi HC

Seeking dismissals of petitions praying for the recognition of same-sex marriages under existing laws, the Centre on Thursday told the De...Read More

Talat Mahmood birthday special: A voice that tugs at the heartstrings

Talat Mahmood birthday special: A voice that tugs at the heartstrings

The class that he emoted through his songs and ghazals shall remain etched in the hearts of the connoisseurs

Indian Stories: Images & Thoughts review: Casts a magic spell on readers!

Indian Stories: Images & Thoughts review: Casts a magic spell on readers!

Every article in the book is auniverse of wisdom in itself. Author's fabulous compilation can be compared to an exquisite ghazal penned b...Read More

Khayyam birthday special: Music that tip-toes into the crevices of soul

Khayyam birthday special: Music that tip-toes into the crevices of soul

Khayyam was a minimalist in the sense that he didn't believe in the assortment of musical instruments

Wasim Jaffer resignation goes to show how polarisation has crept into the ‘gentleman’s game’, says Sumit Paul

Wasim Jaffer resignation goes to show how polarisation has crept into the ‘gentleman’s game’, says Sumit Paul

In his active cricketing career of close to two decades, playing 31 Tests for India and scoring prolifically on the domestic circuit, Jaf...Read More

The depiction of an emperor, possibly Ashoka

This Valentine’s Day, it's worth remembering that all sublime virtues spring from love, says Sumit Paul

Have you ever bothered to think why the entire world is steeped, nay drowned, in implacable hatred? The reason is our inability to love o...Read More

Jagjit Singh Birthday Special: Making ghazals relatable to the masses

Jagjit Singh Birthday Special: Making ghazals relatable to the masses

The connoisseurs of modern Urdu poetry will always be thankful to Jagjit Singh for simplifying ghazals with a view to make them intelligi...Read More

Icons do not need global indexing tags, writes Sumit Paul

Icons do not need global indexing tags, writes Sumit Paul

Though genealogically Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a Maratha, because of his vision of 'akhand bhoomi', he belongs to the whole nation.

Waheeda Rehman birthday special: The face that could launch a thousand ships

Waheeda Rehman birthday special: The face that could launch a thousand ships

A very expressive actress with exceptional dancing skills, Waheeda always left an ineradicable impression on the minds of the cine-goers

Suman Kalyanpur birthday special: Not ‘a poor man’s Lata Mangeshkar!’

Suman Kalyanpur birthday special: Not ‘a poor man’s Lata Mangeshkar!’

Suman had a natural sense of music. Her clear diction and intonations helped her get into the soul of a song effortlessly

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