This is in response to Shivam Vij's article on the Lokniti-CSDS pre-poll survey in Bihar (IE, 7Oct. 2015) and his surmise that we have drawn the wrong conclusion from our survey data. While anyone is free to interpret the published data and draw ... Indian Express, 12 hours ago
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Our Hindutva fanatics are actually making Hindu society more like Islamists are changing Muslim societies, says Shivam Vij. On June 2 this year, I found myself standing at the National Museum square in Jakarta's old Batavia. It was an India Gate-like holiday scene, the day being a national holiday. It struck me that the world's largest Muslim country had a public holiday for Buddha Purnima, called Hari Raya Waisak(external link). Soon, I was in for more surprise. Among many performers standing ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A lot of what we are hearing about Indrani is coming from our desire to demonise her and deny her humanity, says Shivam Vij. IMAGE: Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, in happier times. Photograph: PTI Photo. Until the Mumbai police reveals what they think was the motive behind Indrani Mukerjea killing Sheena Bora, most of our understanding of the case will be based on hearsay from sources unwilling to name themselves, partisan narratives and speculation. Even after the Mumbai police tells us what ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
By Shivam Vij Dashrath Manjhi's life has been scripted for Ketan Mehta's next film, but you don't need cinema to make the tale of a mountain-breaker any more heroic. Dashrath Manjhi's is such an old, famous story in Bihar, you'd think it wouldn't ...Mumbai Mirror, 2 months ago
By Shivam Vij Three of Lalu Prasad Yadav's nine children are positioning themselves as his political heirs. With assembly elections around the corner in Bihar, their sibling rivalry has now become palpable. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's official ...Mumbai Mirror, 2 months ago
While the BJP has of late been enthusiastically displaying its new-found love for Mahatma Gandhi, a senior party leader's brainwave of combining a tribute to Gandhi with a paean to the Prime Minister has raised eyebrows. Vijay Goel. File photo.Firstpost.com, 6 days ago
In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a direct proposal to India to normalize relations. India immediately and summarily rejected his overture, blaming Pakistan for terrorism and ...Deutsche Welle, 1 week ago Why neither India nor Pakistan won the 1965 war Deutsche Welle, 1 month ago Opinion: The approaching India-Pakistan impasse might be even more complicated to interrupt NewsListOnline, 1 month ago Opinion: The coming India-Pakistan impasse may be even more difficult to break Deutsche Welle, 1 month ago
The worrying factor is that Safdarjung is not the only hospital. Breeding of dengue mosquitoes has been found at almost all the city's central government hospitals, including AIIMS, RML and Lady Hardinge. A patient at Lal Bahadur Shastri ...India Today, 2 weeks ago
So, how does one describe a murder mystery that has gripped urban India and its media? Simply speaking, Indrani Mukerjea, the second wife of a high-profile third husband, is accused of killing Sheena Bora, her daughter who was initially described as ...International Business Times UK, 1 month ago
How soon before the media narrative over Indrani Mukerjea goes from one extreme to another? Show Full Article The Sheena Bora murder case will be better known as the Indrani Mukerjea case, because Sheena wasn't the one who was a celebrity. The ...NDTV, 1 month ago
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