Islamabad Police and the pistol in my drawer

Farooq Sulehria is a London-based researcher in media studies. He has written for many publications and periodicals in Pakistan, Sweden and elsewhere. He can be contacted at mfsulehria[at] Back in 1997 [or was… Continue reading

General Elections 2014 and the Challenge of Communal Fascism

Noted critic and commentator Prof Purushottam Agrawal is a Senior Visiting Fellow at csds. His writings can be accessed at his website- He made the following observations while addressing a National Convention… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Phanishwarnath Renu

Ian Woolford is a singer, traveller and teacher of Hindi language & literature at Latorbe University in Australia. He can be reached at @iawoolford Today is the birthday of the Hindi author Phanishwarnath… Continue reading

किसानी का एक बरस और रेणु

गिरिन्द्र नाथ महानगर दिल्ली में पत्रकारिता छोड़ बिहार के पूर्णिया जिले के अपने गाँव में अब खेती-बाड़ी कर रहे हैं. उनसे girindranath[at] पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है.   पूर्णिया और अब अररिया… Continue reading

Criminalising Africans and the Politics of Delhi’s Urban Villages

The authors- Persis Taraporevala and Rohit Negi- are urban researchers and co-conveners of Africa Forum-Delhi, a platform for conversation and debate on African and India-Africa matters.  There is an eerie silence, masquerading as peace,… Continue reading

Lessoning from ‘Bullet’

Sushil Jha is a journalist with BBC. He can be reached at I am impatient, always excited…and at times irritated. So they have aptly named me..Angry Jey. Do you think I like… 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. My first student was… Continue reading

मातृभाषा ख़तम तो आप ख़तम

नितिन चंद्रा फ़िल्मकार हैं. उनसे nitinchandra25[at] पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है. भोजपुरी सिनेमा की शुरुआत 1962 में हुई, राष्ट्रपति राजेंद्र प्रसाद ने नज़ीर हुसैन साहब को कहा कि भोजपुरी बनाइये इत्यादि बातें… Continue reading

Wendy Doniger on the forced withdrawal of her book

Wendy Doniger on the forced withdrawal of her book, The Hindus I was thrilled and moved by the great number of messages of support that I received, not merely from friends and colleagues… Continue reading

नीदो तानिया के बहाने

उदय प्रकाश। मशहूर कवि, कथाकार, पत्रकार और फिल्मकार। कई कृतियों के अंग्रेजी, जर्मन, जापानी एवं अन्य अंतरराष्ट्रीय भाषाओं में अनुवाद उपलब्ध। लगभग समस्त भारतीय भाषाओं में रचनाएं अनूदित। ‘उपरांत’ और ‘मोहन दास’ के… Continue reading

The Inner Crisis of Democracy in India and the Aam Aadmi Party

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] Modern… Continue reading