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What’s Next in Assam?

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Unity in Diversity

This is a good moment to consider the history of desire in india. While much of section 377 of the iPC has now been repealed and the adultery law is under review, we have just watched Hadiya, an…

Workings of the Heart

Leesa Cross-smith’s Whiskey & Ribbons opens with a visceral image—a heavily pregnant woman ‘shaking, peeing across the floor like an animal’, in the kitchen where her brother-in-law finds her…

A Bad Deal

A nation can lose its sovereignty, defined as the ability independently to make decisions in its own interest, in a rush or incrementally. The signing of the Communications Compatibility and Security…

Paltan Movie Review

J.P. Dutta’s fixation with Indian battles and wars stems from a personal tragedy. He lost his brother, an Indian Air Force pilot, in the line of military duty for India, and mourns him. The loss is…

The Myriad Colours of Mansarovar

Water is the second necessity for all living beings, after air. Most of creation will not survive without water beyond seventy two hours. To be at the shores of Mansarovar is to experience the…

What’s Next in Assam?

MAYONG IN ASSAM was once considered the capital of black magic in India. Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra, the area offers an unparalleled view of the mighty river in its middle course. These…

The Legacy War at Teen Murti

SHAKTI SINHA IS in office as early as 8.30 in the morning and soon he is snowed in with back-to-back meetings. A seasoned bureaucrat who is remembered mostly for his days as private secretary to the…

Tyranny of the Majority

THE QUESTION THAT the striking down of Section 377 brings out is why do laws that are clearly unjust and have no serious opposition from any major groups remain on the books for so long. Religious…

Justice Gogoi: An Honorable Man

IN JANUARY THIS year, four of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court did an unprecedented press conference to complain to the nation about misadministration by the Chief Justice of India,…

My Body. My Choice. My Freedom

WE HAVE A NEW date to celebrate, not of Independence, but of Freedom. September 6th, 2018. The Supreme Court of India struck down a 157-year-old law and declared, ‘Section 377 is irrational,…