Business and Politics

Signs of the times: Death and Destruction

Humra Quraishi recalls Saadat Hasan Manto in the month of his birth, and imagines what he would have said and written in these tragic times. May stands for Manto - after al...

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Signs of the times: Not afraid of the dark

Humra Quraishi describes one part of the apocalypse we are experiencing in India right now – only one part. What’s happening to the jailed population during the...

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Reimagining Ambedkar

Ambedkar appears in many different ways in the ordinary life of Dalits, writes Badri Narayan  Educated followers read his texts and use his arguments and visions for t...

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Signs of the times: Nothing’s right

Humra Quraishi says that the signs of fascism are spreading, yet as mute spectators we sit quiet and subdued. One prominent sign: the masses are being rendered so fragile a...

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Signs of the times: She’s a street fighter

Humra Quraishi questions EVMs, expresses fear and helplessness among people with regard to democracy and dives into Shutapa Paul’s book ‘Didi – the untold Ma...

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Bhagat Singh’s writings on caste

In his writings on caste, Bhagat Singh understood the practice of untouchability and its associated binary of purity-pollution as an integral part of Hinduism. The influence ...

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Signs of the times: You’re changing

Humra  Quraishi wonders if the bleak days will continue with new strains of the corona and the communal virus spreading. Its been one full year of deprivations, disast...

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Days of the future past: Subhashini Ali

Subhashini Ali recalls a time when she saw the role of the police and administration with clarity and how she was convinced of the truths of class outlook and class rule. &nbs...

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Teachers: Stop systematic destruction of JNU

A press conference was held on 1st March 2021, to reiterate as to why the destruction is unsustainably dangerous for a public university that has consistently ranked first in ...

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Zohnerism: The Art of selective communication

Dr. Sandeep Goyal explores the art of selective communication during this post truth era, the times in which it’s difficult to read what is written between the lines. I...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top s...

May 16 2021

Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings ...

May 15 2021

Rogue Thinker

Khalid Mohamed’s never-before published interview with the dogged rule-breaker, Ra...

May 14 2021