Dana Majhi's walk home is a shrivelling indictment of our humanity and of our priorities, says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A tribal man in Odisha started walking from a hospital, where his wife had died, towards their village 60-odd km away, carrying her corpse on his shoulders. This wasn't their tribal custom. It wasn't a protest. He wasn't making a point. He simply had no other way of bringing the body home. He didn't have the wherewithal to negotiate with the ... Rediff.com, 5 days 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, 2 months ago
'Sakshi Malik's medal is her individual and singular accomplishment.''So is P V Sindhu's badminton medal.''So is Dipa Karmakar's loss-by-a-whisker.''So is the surprise that is 18-year-old golfer Aditi Ashok,' says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: The Magnificent P V Sindhu, Olympic Silver Medalist! Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI In boarding school, a friend of mine sneered that the most active thing he'd ever seen me do was sneeze. It's true that I spent most of our games periods hiding behind a curtain in my ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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