What is wrong with Hindutva?

“While Hinduism – or call it what you will – is thousands of years old, the Hindu isn’t. The Hindu of our time – or the Christian, the Muslim, the Jew, and the rest of it – is in large part a fairly recent being. He (the He-ness of it needs to be emphasized) is forcibly brought into existence by the myriad forces of modernity which unhinged him from the organic traditions of the past his forefathers had been living for centuries and left him anxious about his place in the world.”

Responsive People, Irresponsible Media

Mumbai was attacked and we all were terrorized. We saw, we lamented, and we mourned! The way things took shape and are taking shape is indeed...

What is this Naqvi thing, anyway?

Yes, Mr. Naqvi, you are not a subject for any discussion, you never was. You are the bait BJP, has hooked to allure Muslim voters, the thing we do...

Jan Lokpal or Big Brother – What Are We Lighting Candles For?

How easily futility can set in their minds like something very important and urgent, particularly when they see people like Anupam Kher, Aamir Khan,...

Obama: A World Leader in the Making?

A couple of months back, I wrote this sample article for one of my clients. As this was just a sample for which neither the payment was made nor the...

Higher Education and Research in India: Whither Its Future?

Now that the dust of the pitched verbal battle that ensued from the ministerial words of wisdom over the lack of ‘world-class’ faculty of the IITs and IIMs has somewhat settled, it is pertinent for us to dig a little deeper and weigh Jairam Ramesh’s observations in their appropriate contextual measures.

Mr. Advani: Watch your Mouth

Old man has done it again, and this time too without being aware of what he is doing. From jai Shri Ram to Jai Shri Musharraf (Pervez Musharraf), Advani has proved to be a butt of political jokes and the most recent in the series is his senseless rattling to make...

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US Economy in Crisis

Experts are divided in their opinions. They are not sure, if the ongoing economic crisis of the United States has reached its climax, or we are sitting, composed in the eye of the economic hurricane. Whatever be their opinions about the current economic condition,...

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is an art or not? This debate should be left for the critics to fight and decide, whatever its final status comes to be, no one can deny the way photography has affected visual storytelling. Started with cave painting, visual storytelling has reached the...

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Help Delhi Maintain its Hygiene!

It was November morning and wintery (just on paper like everything else in India). The day was not as cold as it had to be. Regardless, I rode toward Gurgaon, feeling empowered, on my 350cc beast. The sweet sound of engine and the rustling of air through my helmet are...

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