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Caste And Faith In The Dalit Mirror

Caste And Faith In The Dalit Mirror

Oct 26, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Four activists and scholars with different religious identities take stock of what has changed for India’s...

Willing To Wound But Afraid To Strike?

Willing To Wound But Afraid To Strike?

Oct 24, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Has Akhilesh lost an opportunity to break away from the party’s old guard and power brokers? The jury is...

If Supreme Court Separates Religion From Politics, Can Parties Cope?

If Supreme Court Separates Religion From Politics, Can Parties Cope?

Oct 21, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court presides over a hearing that is potentially a ticking time-bomb

Pros And Cons Of VIP Security

Pros And Cons Of VIP Security

Oct 19, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Extending VIP security to individual citizens for a price is a questionable and subjective practice that...

Go-Mutra Is No Longer A Joke

Go-Mutra Is No Longer A Joke

Oct 17, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Now that cow urine is costlier than both milk and petrol, isn't it time for the government to initiate a more...

Why Keep Income Tax Data Secret?

Why Keep Income Tax Data Secret?

Oct 14, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Disclosure by a single ‘Hyderabadi’ of undeclared income worth Rs 10,000 crore has not caused much of an...

When The Mood Of State Decides Victim Compensation

When The Mood Of State Decides Victim Compensation

Oct 13, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Victims of rapes and riots, murders or mayhem continue to be at the receiving end of a whimsical and...

From JNU, With Love

From JNU, With Love

Oct 12, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

While Kanhaiya Kumar's memoir is eagerly awaited, an eminently readable novel based on life in JNU appears...

Love Letters Of A French President

Love Letters Of A French President

Oct 10, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

As a collection of Francois Mitterrand's love letters are about to hit the stand, a re-look at his torrid...

HRD Ministry Scores A Self-Goal

HRD Ministry Scores A Self-Goal

Oct 08, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

The one-man judicial commission trusted with an inquiry into Rohith Vemula's suicide shoots itself in the foot

Litterbugs, Beware!

Litterbugs, Beware!

Oct 06, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Littering is a more complicated issue that requires much more than a quick-fix and deterrent punishment

Draupadi Is In Rajya Sabha, But Where's Ram?

Draupadi Is In Rajya Sabha, But Where's Ram?

Oct 05, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

There are reasons to believe that Draupadi will sizzle in the Rajya Sabha and perform much better than most...

Will Nitish Kumar Have The Last Laugh?

Will Nitish Kumar Have The Last Laugh?

Oct 04, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

His 'draconian' law enforcing prohibition has invited both scorn and ridicule. But the Bihar chief minister...

Swachh Bharat Mission is Two Years Old. And We Have Five Questions

Swachh Bharat Mission is Two Years Old. And We Have Five Questions

Oct 02, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

An RTI reply from Gujarat last month said the state had no information on the Swachh Bharat Cess being...

Five Questions To Central Bureau Of Investigation

Five Questions To Central Bureau Of Investigation

Sep 29, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

Suicide of a family and the top official held by the CBI for graft leaves little to differentiate police from...

‘This Is Slavery Based On Caste’

‘This Is Slavery Based On Caste’

Aug 25, 2016 Uttam Sengupta INTERVIEWS Bezwada Wilson

A crusader for Dalit rights, Bezwada Wilson, on reclaiming for the Dalits a life of human dignity in a...

Deep Throat

Deep Throat

Aug 24, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

A regular column on the essential buzz

Deep Throat

Deep Throat

Aug 18, 2016 Madhavi Tata

A regular column on the essential buzz

Deep Throat

Deep Throat

Aug 12, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

A regular column on the essential buzz

Jack Of Clubs And The Cardsharps

Jack Of Clubs And The Cardsharps

Jul 01, 2016 Uttam Sengupta

It’s reshuffle season. His grip over ministry, party, boss and khakidom has slackened. Even so, the loose...