India is passing through an unprecedented situation. The Hindu right-wing leaders and activists are aggressively spewing venom against minority communities, Muslims bearing the maximum brunt
The unscrupulous leaders and activists of the ruling party have shamed the country. It is high time to wake up to stop the rot, to reclaim our space in a democratic, secular and pluralistic India
You all must have heard of a famous idiom in Hindi -- “muh se bola hua aur kamaan se nikla hua teer wapis nahi ata”
“The condemnation of hate speech for the sake of international optics is like sticking a band-aid on a festering wound”.
The attitude to accept new initiatives and alternatives provides opportunities to learn the perspectives and opinions of others.
The present custodians of the Nehru-Gandhi legacy have shown, time and again, that they will never countenance a numero uno from outside the family
Every death is a tragedy, but how you are remembered after your song is done, depends on the melodiousness of your song in life
The words ‘sex worker’ and ‘prostitute’ are meaningless as they try to discriminate women further and add stigma to their life
Plurality becomes a threat because where there is plurality there is difference. It can create criticism and appeal for defence.
The spread of hate speech, intolerance of Hindutva groups towards minorities and the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala have led to unsavoury developments in Punjab
This was many years ago, while visiting my parents in America: ‘What are our neighbours doing?’ I asked my father, as I peered out of my parents’ apartment in New York.