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Inside the Hate-Modi Industry

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Activists and journalists join a common cause

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The Curious Case of an Explosive Diary

Diaries, like organisers, are much sought after, usually at the end of the year. There is this curious but explosive case of a diary from yesteryears as the most potent political weapon in Prime…

Between Love and Jihad in Kerala

IT TOOK SEVERAL days of waiting and repeated phone calls to get an opportunity to visit the home of Hadiya. I was with a team of six activists and academics. The road leading to the house at TV Puram…

Inside the Hate-Modi Industry

A JOURNALIST FRIEND I have known for long once told me that after the fall of the Soviet Union, he was so depressed that he did not venture out of his university hostel room for a week. My friend,…

The Aspiring Brahmin

SURESH GOPI, A fairly popular actor in Kerala who turned to politics recently as a Rajya Sabha member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, came in for much ridicule last Saturday when he spoke of wanting…

Angela Merkel: Minimum Leader

ANGELA MERKEL HAS been a familiar hand in a Europe and, in fact, a world that is increasingly getting turbulent—with the Euro crisis, the rise in Western far right politics, the mess in the Middle…

James Mattis in India

THE TWO-DAY VISIT of US defense secretary James Mattis to India this week can be described in a single line: an incremental build-up of relations. This has often provided cannon fodder to critics who…

An Academic Twist to Animal Welfare

IN THE LAST few years, while awareness about animal rights and campaigns against animal cruelty have increased in India, according to animal welfare activist Nuggehalli Jayasimha, the discourse…

Like It or Not, Change Is Still Modi

A STORMY TOMORROW is what the weathermen predict, a cautionary upheaval. They say it, defying professional propriety, with a certain amount of schadenfreude. Climate change, we have been warned again…

Open Diary

AS A PARENT, it is always difficult to adjust to the fact that your child has grown up and is ready to face the world. The situation confronted me last week when my son left home for London to pursue…

Dancing in the Dark

NEVER BELIEVE ANYONE who says they don’t like dancing. It’s so much part of what it means to be human, an instinct like poetry or music. While some people must have been put off dancing for some…