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Parallels between Cinema and Politics in India

The state of any medium of cultural expression such as art, cinema, music, theater, etc. is reflected in the politics of that society. Talking about today’s nation-states, generally, ...

In Cinema, Politics, Sep 30, 2019

(Dis)United and (Un)Progressive India

After winning the general election in May 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared, “If anyone has won, it is India. We dedicate this victory to the people of India.” The victo...

In Politics, Economics, Sep 06, 2019

Reminiscing the Visit to a Synagogue

Exactly a year ago, I had received an opportunity to visit a synagogue when my friend, Neil, delighted everyone on our team by announcing that he had just stepped into parenthood and ...

In Religion, Aug 27, 2019

Knowledge Transfer Between Natural Allies

A decade ago, President Barack Obama termed the United States of America and India as natural allies. One is the world’s oldest democracy while the other is its largest. Both nations ...

In History, Politics, Aug 20, 2019

Abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution of India

Let’s start from the beginning. Article 370 was introduced as a temporary measure, to be valid until the formulation and adoption of the state’s constitution. The state of Jammu and K...

In History, Politics, Aug 07, 2019

India's 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup Campaign

From the past few weeks, I had been planning to write this article on the coming Sunday after victory in the World Cup for India but that was not to be. And so here I am, gloomy, deje...

In Cricket, Jul 12, 2019

Twentieth Century's Religion

As the fruits of the Industrial Revolution transformed the lives of masses around the world and ushered a new era of scientific curiosity, most religions of the world declined in the ...

In Politics, History, Religion, Jul 08, 2019

WANTED: HEALTHY OPPOSITION

Never before in the history of Indian democracy has the opposition been so feeble and bedraggled as it is today. I say this because, in every epoch of the Indian democracy, there were...

In Politics, History, Jul 01, 2019

Countering the Hindutva Narrative

There are three things that contribute most to the rise of a political party. These are: ideology, ideology, and ideology. Without an ideology, it is plainly impossible to build or su...

In Politics, Jun 18, 2019

The Predicament of Evaluating Some Public Figures

It is easy to evaluate the legacy of those public figures who did much good for society and some bad; or those who are remembered in the history of the world because of the havoc they...

In Biography, History, Jun 12, 2019

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