Antara Dev Sen

Trilokpuri’s lesson to Modi

Trilokpuri’s lesson to Modi

Trilokpuri is back in the news. Exactly 30 years ago, it had burst into the public eye when hundreds of Sikhs were massacred by largely H...Read More

Credit where it’s not entirely due

Credit where it’s not entirely due

 An SMS is doing the rounds claiming that Barack Obama is hospitalised for extreme schizophrenia because he says that he is the President...Read More

For India and US, a Martian tryst

For India and US, a Martian tryst

Mars is there, waiting to be reached, said Edwin Aldrin, popularly known as Buzz Aldrin, the one who took a walk on the moon with Neil Ar...Read More

100 or 108 days, it’s too soon to tell

100 or 108 days, it’s too soon to tell

Almost every front page and index page in the Indian media is preoccupied with the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government. It’s l...Read More

Hard rap for young rapists

Hard rap for young rapists

If you are old enough to rape, you are old enough to face the rap for it. Or so believe many of the indignant Indians infuriated by the u...Read More

Rail Budget: Populism v/s elitism

Rail Budget: Populism v/s elitism

Minister for Railways Sadananda Gowda has followed in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors by proclaiming that the railways need an ...Read More

All that rain, we let go in vain

All that rain, we let go in vain

Finally the rains have come to Mumbai, and parts of western India. The east and the south have been enjoying the monsoon for some time no...Read More

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Here, every day is April Fools’ Day

I write this on the first of April, traditionally marked as April Fools’ Day. This is the day you are supposed to lie outrageously to fri...Read More

My lord, it’s moral policing

My lord, it’s moral policing

Under no circumstances are courts expected to regress into religious morals to evaluate the conduct of free citizens in a secular democracy

The audacity of hope

The audacity of hope

The party has brought back ethics to Indian politics, which is increasingly dominated by a commercial process, in which policies and lead...Read More

The new right-leaning Left?

The new right-leaning Left?

It is a shock to the political system, of course, this no bungalow, no salary, no security, no corruption, only the grace-of-the-people-k...Read More

The yogi strikes an ‘ugrasana’

The yogi strikes an ‘ugrasana’

Baba Ramdev has insulted the Congress for speaking out against the unjust and regressive recent verdict on Section 377

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Whiff of freshness in Delhi politics

If something seems too good to be true, they say, then it probably is not true. The Aam Aadmi Party’s phenomenal rise and success in Delh...Read More

SC CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT, GETS UNDER THE SHEETS

SC CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT, GETS UNDER THE SHEETS

Court reinstates a colonial-era ban on gay sex that could see homosexuals jailed for up to ten years

Prakash Bal Joshi

Prakash Bal Joshi

It is a word with a very important role – it repairs cracks and breaks in conversation,  it’s a signal to keep communication on track

Celebrate Diwali that is humane

Celebrate Diwali that is humane

Pfuff! You could actually hear it. Swooosh! Hisss! Over and over again. You could hear all those pious promises going up in smoke. We rem...Read More

ASI going for the gold

ASI going for the gold

There may indeed be some hidden treasure – it is a pretty large area that the sadhu has specified and all of it is under the ruins of a r...Read More

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Case of garden-variety killing?

When a death sentence is not awarded, it means a reduced punishment, which implies that the crime is not recognised as grave enough. This...Read More

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Defenceless against disease

Our country, desperate to be a superpower, keeps diverting funds to arms and defence needs, grandly neglecting the people whom these are ...Read More

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Urgent, confidential & pending

Last week the Gujarat High Court ordered the state government to protect the identities of HIV/AIDS patients treated in government hospit...Read More

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