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Can the Opposition get its act together?

Can the Opposition get its act together?

The least the Opposition can do, for India's sake, is try to offer one, says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Sharad Pawar, Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi at Sonia Gandhi's dinner on March 13, 2018 for Opposition leaders. Photograph: Kind courtesy @INCIndia/Twitter Well here we are, staring at the smoking ruins of the Bharatiya Janata Party's election promises and trying to stop the ringing in our ears. Indian voters are a cynical lot, used to having our hearts broken first by one party and then the ..., 1 week ago

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Hey! Heard anything about the farmers?

'I can barely see anything in the news about the farmer protests, and all I've seen of Nirav Modi is that he can't come home because he's busy, and that the CBI is writing letters begging him to please at least call the Indian embassy, no?'Mitali Saran on the week that was. IMAGE: Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra walked 180 kms to Mumbai under the blazing sun over six days to press their demands of an unconditional loan waiver and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago

Time to rename India

'It would be nice if we could all just take a deep breath and focus on the only feeling that really matters, and for which previous generations worked a very long time at great cost: Freedom,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ India is terribly confusing these days. A modern nation, fizzing with potential, is also a collection of ancient cultures that hang on to regressive practices. Its democratic right to protest frequently shades into hostage taking. It talks about ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Am I ever going to grow up?

'Okay, I don't own houses or dress well or have children or anything, but I have been dealing with my own shit and taking care of myself in some basic way for a good long while,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ This week I may or may not have gone to someone's house for the first time, for what must have been a very nice sit-down dinner, and I may or may not have ended up lying under the dining table, insisting that the hostess join me, and could she please pass me my ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Padmaavat, Davos, and Janus the Roman god

'There is space for many faces and many tongues in this Republic of ours. But it only has one Constitution, and its citizens are vigilant,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Janus is that striking two-headed Roman god whose faces represent duality and transition: One face looking to the past, one to the present; one inward, one outward; one to war, one to peace. Inevitably, he also stands for the two-faced, one presenting one thing, and the other its opposite. Janus has a ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The Giant Mess Called Aadhaar

'First sold to us as a voluntary scheme for government subsidies, Aadhaar has since sprouted multiple heads and tails, horns, fangs, warts, and a nasty case of halitosis.''It is unacceptably intrusive, our data is hilariously unsafe, and fraud, corruption, and criminality is rampant,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ The new year is traditionally our chance to reflect soberly on what a big pile of doo-doo the previous year was. It's a chance to admit that we stepped in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Three Cheers for the Indian

'Thank you to those citizens of India who, every single day, quietly, anonymously, and decently refrain from targeting, hounding or murdering their neighbours, no matter how much they want to; and thanks also to those who loudly stand up for each other in the face of threat,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Well, there was Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, which got 13 million views in two days on YouTube, and edged out every other song in your head until you wanted to throw ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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