September 27, 2020
Umair Ahmed Muhajir

Umair Ahmed Muhajir

  • Winter Of Our Discontent
    Winter Of Our Discontent

    Haider is at once the strongest and weakest of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare adaptations. It doesn’t...

  • Too Good To Just Be A Grudge Match
    Too Good To Just Be A Grudge Match

    Yes, Gangs of Wasseypur is clearly the best film of the year so far, despite its second half that evades...

  • The Illusion Of Change
    The Illusion Of Change

    Scattered thoughts on the Samajwadi Party’s win in Uttar Pradesh (the best performance by a single party in...

  • Dangerous Pedestal
    Dangerous Pedestal

    There is a general consensus that the army is not only special, but that it is important that it continue to...

  • More Pages From Dantewada
    More Pages From Dantewada

    Despite its lack of nuance and its errors of judgement, Arundhati’s essay served a purpose. We need more...

  • Now, Listen!
    Now, Listen!

    Enough talk about talks. It is time the people of India and Pakistan learned to listen to each other. Peace,...

  • A New Era?
    A New Era?

    Since the 2009 polls, there's been lot of talk that the politics of caste, religion and regionalism is...

  • A 'Disciplined' Democracy?
    A 'Disciplined' Democracy?

    So Gujarat has enacted legislation making voting compulsory in local body polls. 'Defaulter voters' will face...

  • Devil's Advocate 
    Devil's Advocate 

    We blame only the politicians. Everyone else -- the corporations, the consumers, the military, the judiciary,...

  • Horror Show
    Horror Show

    The film industry has changed, pitching its wares to an ever-narrower (and wealthier) group of people,...

  • The D Words
    The D Words

    Democracy threatens to become our morphine, dulling our sensitivity to the world around us. Add to that...

  • Blind Spot
    Blind Spot

    In our obsession with the West or “catching up” with China we ignore, and are ignorant of, countries that...

  • No Shame
    No Shame

    The government of the day might lack the courage to defend on honest grounds what it has quite reasonably...

  • The Azadi We Need
    The Azadi We Need

    The azadi demanded by the Kashmiri movement, and used by Roy as a rallying cry, is not the answer. The...

  • The Bhaiyya's Revenge
    The Bhaiyya's Revenge

    'Bizarre, outlandish and a crashing bore; so over-smart, smug and self-indulgent...'? Was Tashan really all...

  • Beyond Bhai-Bhai
    Beyond Bhai-Bhai

    Dev goes beyond usual pieties and refuses to succumb to the easy, banal secular-communal divide-- it offers a...

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