M F Husain

He has been called the Pablo Picasso of India, MF Husain discusses his sometimes controversial art and his journey to international success. His mother died when he was just one-and-a-half years old and… Continue reading

हुसैन साहब

११ मार्च, २०१० को सराय रीडर लिस्ट पर यह टिप्पणी भेजी थी. उस समय लिस्ट पर हुसैन साहब के क़तर की नागरिकता लेने पर बहस चल रही थी. -प्रकाश के रे, संपादक, बरगद.

Text of the historic judgment of Delhi HC on M F Husain

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Delhi High Court delivered his lucid judgment dated 08/05/2008 quashing a bunch of cases against beleaguered artist M.F.Husain. The text of the historic judgment in full (pdf)

Shrinking space for minorities in Pakistan

Besides being victims of blasphemy allegations, they have also been bombed wholesale in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while performing their religious duties in their sacred places, says Muhammad Akbar Notezai. He is a… Continue reading

Whose Iron Ore is it anyway?

Mohan Guruswamy is Chairman and founder of Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi, India. He has over three decades of experience in government, industry and academia. He can be contacted at mohanguru[at]gmail.com. For… Continue reading

Independence Day Reflections

Abrar Ahmed Khan is Bangalore based writer. He can be contacted at abrarkhan351[at]gmail.com. Done with his ‘Isha’ prayers, he deposits himself on the sofa to have a peek at the day’s news round-up… Continue reading

‘Acting is not a profession; it’s a lifestyle for me.’- Sanjay Mishra

He happens to be among those actors who may not be very celebrated off screen, but the moment they are in front of the screen they just light up the screen.  I am… Continue reading

मझधार में तुर्की की राजनीति

डॉ. राजन कुमार जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली के अंतरराष्ट्रीय अध्ययन संस्थान में प्राध्यापक हैं. उनसे rajan75jnu@gmail.com पर सम्पर्क किया जा सकता है. अगर सत्ता मे परिवर्तन नहीं हो तो चुनाव दिलचस्प नहीं होता.… Continue reading

Dilip Kumar : The Legend

Amit Ranjan, Ph D, researches and writes on international affairs. He can be reached at amitranjan.jnu@gmail.com. Book Review Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow by Udayatara Nayar/Hay House India, New Delhi, 2014 /… Continue reading

Some points on the Union Budget 2014-15

Surajit Das teaches Economics at at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU, New Delhi. Some points on the Union Budget 2014-15 1) Fiscal deficit has been reduced from 4.8% to 4.1% of… Continue reading


Abhijit Mukhopadhyay currently works as an Economist at Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi. He taught at business schools and also worked at different research based institutes in New Delhi. Even before the railway… Continue reading

Mr Modi’s choice of language at Sriharikota

Dr Gopa Nayak is a writer and an academician. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and her first Master’s degree is in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of… Continue reading

Academic asks Indian Government, “What happened to the files and why”

Professor Purushottam Agrawal, an eminent academic and a former Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) has filed an application under the Right to Information Act asking some serious questions regarding the destruction… Continue reading

“Chinese Coffee” at Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre

The play “Chinese Coffee” will be staged on July 5 and 6, 2014 at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai There are two reasons for us to return to Prithvi Theatre with this play. First is… Continue reading