If you want an insight into the nature of a state, look at how it treats its own most vulnerable people — its women, children, and seniors; its poor; its disabled; its sexual and religious minorities; and its marginalised. The Indian state is ... Business Standard India, 1 week ago
Congratulations on the 2016 Assembly elections! Got your heads bashed in in Assam, but anti-incumbency. West Bengal was never to be. The Kerala result was predictable so it didn't hurt. Tamil Nadu didn't want you and the DMK so bad that they created ...Business Standard India, 2 months ago
The parallels between Modi's direct and indirect methods and his fan base, and those of Trump, are blinding, notes Mitali Saran. IMAGE: A memorial in Beijing for victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, Florida. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images The US of A is on everyone's mind for several reasons. India and the United States do have a lot in common besides that tattered old platitude about being the world's largest and oldest democracies, a phrase so overused and hollow that ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The most unusual howls of protest from Bollywood have shown that even people known for party drugs draw the line somewhere,' says Mitali Saran. When I was sixteen, Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception convinced me that mind-altering substances were the way forward. I would know the colour of sound. I would see music! I would touch the most exalted parts of my brain, and the grottiest, and never be bored. I took my first drag of marijuana in college, bright-eyed with expectation. Nothing ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Editor's note: So you've swiped right, exchanged numbers and got yourself a date on Tinder. What next? This is a 10-part series on the dating landscape among the young-ish and single-ish of India. Part VI asks if Tinder leads to casual sex. "I ...Firstpost.com, 1 month ago
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