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Omkar Khandekar

Anupam Kher: Loser, Fighter, Winner
Cinema
Anupam Kher: Loser, Fighter, Winner

Anupam Kher, the actor with a political conscience, talks about his life and art

06 September 2019
Rescue operations underway at the Ksan coal mine in Lumthari where 15 workers have been trapped 113 metres underground for a month
Dispatch
Meghalaya: The Depth of A Tragedy

They wait for a miracle to save the workers trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya

17 January 2019
Bramhachari Atmabodhanand
Dispatch
Bramhachari Atmabodhanand: The River Warrior

One man’s struggle to save the Ganga

09 January 2019
A scene from The Sweet Requiem
Cinema
Exile and the Kingdom

Filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin give the Tibetan cause a dramatic 91 minutes of exposure

09 January 2019
Seized alcohol bottles at an excise department warehouse in Kaimur
Dispatch
The Drunken Rats of Bihar

Or: the other side of prohibition

24 October 2018
Maldive’s President-Elect Ibrahim Solih (centre), the opposition candidate who beat President Abdulla Yameen by 38,000 votes, in Malé on 22 September
World
Maldives: Leap of Freedom

As democracy returns to the Maldives, fresh hope has arisen in a country that had lapsed into dictatorship. Omkar Khandekar reports from the victor’s exile camp in Colombo

03 October 2018
A scene from An Insignificant Man
Cinema
An Unlikely Hero

Kejriwal was not even their first choice. The documentary makers of the AAP moment tell Omkar Khandekar what made them zero in on the Insignificant Man

22 November 2017
The Curious Case of Children Bank of India
Cover Stories
The Curious Case of Children Bank of India

Play notes at play

01 November 2017
Ghanshyamdas Gupta (centre, with flag), head of the VHP in Bisauli, leads a procession calling for Babloo’s arrest
Dispatch
Bisauli: A Place for Sedition

In this town, they support Pakistan and their numbers worry Hindu activists

23 August 2017
Revolver Rani With a Difference
Dispatch
Revolver Rani With a Difference

It was reported as a shotgun wedding in an Uttar Pradesh village. Omkar Khandekar searches for the truth

31 May 2017

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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