शोले के बहाने

सिनेमा को समाज के दर्पण के रूप में पढ़ा जाए या नेशनल अलेगोरी के रूप में? दर्शक भरत मुनि का रसिक है या चार्ली चैप्लिन का इग्नोरैंट फ़ेलो? वह घटक का प्रोजेक्शन है या रे का प्रोजेक्ट? वह मोंटाज का उपभोक्ता है या लाइट एंड साउंड का भुक्तभोगी? वह अवंतिका का रेपिस्ट है या बजरंगी के लिए दुआगो?

Border Anthems – Dedicated to our grandparents

67 years ago, India and Pakistan were born amidst the chaos of the Partition. An artificial border was drawn between two countries that used to be one land.
These are their Border Anthems.

A Different World is Possible : Jeremy Corbyn

Socialism DOES Work

Can India turn around the sad story into a happy one?

To turn the story of the nation and her people from the sad one to a happy one will require fundamental structural and policy changes where the last man is receiving attention and benefits and does not remain perennially on the receiving end.

APJ ABDUL KALAM. RIP.

He made it his life mission to exhort the young to greatness. India’s young will miss him.

Media Representations of Some Art Forms Associated with the Qingming Festival in China

Following passages show how local practices of ancestral worship in China actually have begun to define the community identities of the emigrant Chinese in the Western world and also their attempt to highlight their ancient history in the context of these practices, when their practice of ancestor worship is represented by the media.

An Open Letter to Prof Amartya Sen

I would like to place some points related to the university that are missing from your article. And they are missing because you have presided over that grand circus performed by your ‘sect’ that gave every rule, every integrity, and every morality a disgusting damn. And Sire, I repeat, you preside over the whole farce played out in the name of a prestigious, iconic and cultural memory.

Govt must stop asbestos import from Russia, Kazakhstan & other countries

While asbestos mining is technically banned in the country, in a shocking case of inconsistency India continues to import asbestos from asbestos producing countries like Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Zimbabwe.

Earthfall Unmarked

While the tourists complained about the stretch on their way to Yumthang and Zero Point, I got off the vehicle to take a lazy stroll. The signs of the havoc lay barren under the open sky like a war-ridden landscape after the rage.

An open letter to Barrack Obama

As the Democratic Party President of the United States, the mother of all democracies on the Earth, did you ever ask your Indian and American colleagues why the whole discussion, decision-making and the signing of the MOU was kept a secret and not shared with the people of India or the United States?

Learning Hindi in Paris

The world turned azure, and amidst boozy banter and the ruffling of denim, you were there, alone, bidding the night farewell.