Pallavi Polanki

Men Who Cry

The men’s movement in India has gathered speed. Time to look at who they are and what they are about.

15 July 2010
Art & Culture
The House of Dimming Halos

The higher they rise, the harder they fall. David Davidar was the superstar of Indian publishing. Now sexual harassment charges by a former colleague threaten his career, and his reputation.

18 June 2010
Untouchability Declassified

Discrimination is a dynamic industry in India. A survey recorded an astonishing 80-odd practices of untouchability—new, bizarre, vintage.

10 June 2010
Operation Mind Your Language

English grammar books in hand, young Afghans are in India to prepare their next generation for the linguistic challenge that comes with fighting a global war on terror.

27 May 2010
Whites Only Please

Want to impress a hotshot client? How about a White woman in a business suit? Business accessories that can seal your deal: blonde hair, blue eyes. Welcome to the rent-an-international employee service. Call now.

27 May 2010
Art & Culture
The Motherboard

A group of lawyers pays tribute to the thousands of mothers in India who suffer untold pain and humiliation at childbirth, even death at times.

26 May 2010
Manufactured Silence

Why did Aligarh Muslim University’s students and teachers not raise their voice when a professor was publicly humiliated for being gay? He is dead now. And we need an answer.

22 April 2010
The Unstoppable RTI Maverick

Afroz Alam Sahil’s latest breakthrough can tell you all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the Batla House encounter.

08 April 2010
First World Suffering

Kerala’s women conquered their primary healthcare problems long before large swathes of India even saw a problem. So, why aren’t they celebrating?

17 February 2010
The Hunted

Even today, women are brutally assaulted and paraded naked for being ‘witches’. These victims from Deoghar and Ranchi districts bear telling witness.

04 February 2010


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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