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Me The People

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The Indian #MeToo Maelstrom

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Me The People

FOUR YEARS AGO, WHEN THE fashion magazine Vogue came out with a campaign for women’s empowerment, a video it commissioned had Alia Bhatt heading home in a car on a late lonely night. It breaks down…

The Female Lead

IT’S A REGULAR AFTERNOON ON A FILM LOCATION IN MUMBAI. A MASSIVE SET HAS BEEN erected, over 50 actors are ready in their positions, and everyone is looking up to one man, the director. Except, the…

The Price of Fame

WHEN BELOVED CHILD STAR Daisy Irani revealed recently that she was raped as a six-year-old by a ‘guardian’ escorting her on a film set, hit with a belt and warned that she would be killed if she ever…

Rage Against the Machine

IN A 17TH CENTURY ITALIAN painting you can see today’s MeToo movement play out with surprising accuracy. Two women with muscular arms hold down a man. One pins his arms, even as he tries (in vain) to…

Sex and the TV

THE BOMBAY HIGH Court recently sent a notice to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry asking for a response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that shows on internet streaming services must be…

Nikki Haley: Less Trump

THE INDIAN COMMUNITY in the US has traditionally been full of Republicans, while in India preferences often swing towards the Democrats (just compare how Indians viewed George Bush and Barack Obama…

Receding Horizons

THERE IS SOME good news for the Indian economy in an otherwise difficult situation. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has maintained its forecast of 7.3 per cent growth for India in 2018-19 and…

Nobel for Biographers of Growth

NOBEL PRIZES IN economics celebrate intellectual achievements. These awards are not statements about current affairs or even current problems. But once in a while, the two converge. Awarded this year…

Sabarimala: God and Citizen

MUSLIM WIVES HAVE been finally freed from the Damocles’ sword of Triple Talaq, homosexual men and lesbian women are finally free to express their sexuality without fearing arrest, and adulterers can…

Mumbai Notebook

WE DIDN’T NEED the papers to tell us we were being wrung dry by global warming: our bodies told us that, sending us scurrying to turn on fans faster than fast, air-conditioners cooler than cold.…