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Modi’s Masculine Nationalism Faces up to Pakistan

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The fog of war

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Sonchiriya Movie Review

In a sense, the ‘Chambal Valley’ dacoit movies set in the 1970s are all tales of the disenfranchised taking to the gun and becoming ‘Baaghis’ (rebels). Gabbar Singh Gujjar, Phoolan Devi and Paan…

Beyond Balakot

On the morning of January 25th, 1990, motorcycle- borne terrorists fired at a group of unarmed Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel waiting for their bus on the outskirts of Srinagar in Kashmir Valley.…

Balakot and the Backstory of Jihad

On the morning of May 6th, 1831, one of the most decisive battles in India’s history took place at Balakot, the very site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which became a household name after the Indian Air…

Enough Said

WORDS ARE EVERYTHING. Words build nations stronger with raw material drawn from fear. Words make being great possible when the wretchedness of the present is of the enemy’s making. Weaponised and…

Scrappy Stuff as Strategy

OF ALL THE bequests of social media, the utterly extraordinary influence of imagery appears the most obvious; the speed at which images are transformed, less so. Perceptions of popular politicians…

Sanitary Pad: Period Drama

THE SANITARY NAPKIN/PAD is an odd object. It, or a version of it—whether it is the menstrual cup or tampon—is used by every woman from puberty to menopause. She will menstruate roughly 500 times in…

Man and Nature

EARLIER THIS MONTH the Supreme Court passed a judgment ordering the eviction of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers in different states who could not prove their ownership of land in…

Remembering with Glory

THE NATIONAL WAR Memorial was inaugurated on February 25th. The next day, early morning, in retaliation to the suicide-bombing attack at Pulwama, the Indian Air Force targeted terrorist camps in…

Premium Error

SPOTIFY HAS OFTEN been described as a business that seeks to be the Netflix of audio. It is one of the biggest music streaming services that has lately through acquisitions also got into the…