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Neither God, Nor Demon

In the 147th year of his birth anniversary, any search for the true essence of Gandhi must necessarily transcend essentialism and iconisation, and view him as a human being, not a god or a demon.

Dhoondtey Reh Jao Ge

In the elusive search for black money, post the November demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, anyone who asks for evidence runs the risk of being labelled anti-national.

Demonetised, Delinked

As smaller denominations get demonetised, it’s the marginalised urban poor and the lower middle class who get delinked from local economic narratives.

Slam the Mike

To wonder whether slam poetry in Kuwait is organic or imported and alien is to miss the point that it at least catalysed the emergence of Arab identity in the first place.

The Desert Women

By being both suppressed and defiant, the women of the villages of Rajasthan display an ability to persevere and survive, and offer subversion in a tradition of resistance.

Exploiting the Cache of Fame

The legal concept of “publicity rights,” which protect a person from the unauthorised commercial exploitation of indicia of identity, is still nascent in India.

1984 ≠ 2014 + 2016

How do political choices made by an electorate allo w for new words to be uttered and acts to be done?

Framed, Digitally Yours

The power of photography—newfangled digital or old-world film—lies in its ability to remind us of the past as well as to capture the quotidian commute of everyday life.

The Dichotomy of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, the iconic singer–songwriter who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016, turned popular music into a potent tool that dovetailed intellectual aspirations and social commentary.


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