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UP Election 2022: Dalit Icon Mayawati’s Elephant Has Fallen Far Behind

UP Election 2022: Dalit Icon Mayawati’s Elephant Has Fallen Far Behind

20 January, 2022 Ajoy Bose

An electoral comeback for former chief minister and BSP supremo Mayawati will be nothing short of a political miracle.

Long Shadow Of Farmers’ Protest Over Punjab Election 2022

Long Shadow Of Farmers’ Protest Over Punjab Election 2022

20 January, 2022 Mandeep Punia

The decision of some farmer groups to take the electoral plunge in Punjab has queered the pitch for AAP, and left other farmer groups disappointed


Elections 2022 | Politics Of Emotions: The Heart Has Its Reasons

In matters of politics and election, emotions override pragmatism. And an Indian election is the biggest show of them all—the grandest platform on which political leaders of all ideologies woo their voters.

Photo Feature | Politics Of Optics: Why Symbolism Matters In India

Photo Feature | Politics Of Optics: Why Symbolism Matters In India

20 January, 2022

As another grand spectacle of elections unfolds in five states, here is a glimpse of how much the leaders bank on the politics of emotions.


Khela Hobe: From Punjab To Goa, Smaller Parties Take On National Behemoths

Elections 2022: The poll-bound states have a handful of small parties in the fray. They are symbols of India’s federal polity.

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19 January, 2022

Mother’s Diary: A Naga Poet Recalls Her Schooldays Under The Shadow Of The Gun

T. Keditsu

Gut-wrenching memories of being molested by soldiers in Nagaland under AFSPA


19 January, 2022

Short Story | An Ideal Guest

Gaurav Monga

On days when the overall morale of the hotel was dwindling and when they had received far too many badly dressed, uncouth guests, the reception would call on me to make my presence felt...


19 January, 2022

Who Am I: The Gender Bias In India’s Oral Storytelling

Koral Dasgupta

The epics have been used and abused over many patriarchal eras, their relevance convoluted to shove a regressive concoction down the throats of youngsters.


19 January, 2022

Slumdogs To Millionaires: The Changing Face Of Mumbai’s Chawls

Haima Deshpande

Built to house mill workers, the residential clusters are undergoing a slow transformation, with highrises coming up in their place.


19 January, 2022

Phaniswar Nath ‘Renu’: Chronicler Of Bihar’s Poverty and Backwardness

Sadan Jha

Phaniswar Nath ‘Renu’, the journalist-writer, was an insider who told stories and reported on the backwardness of his home state of Bihar.


19 January, 2022

Goa Election 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizzare

Vivek Menezes

Everyone’s having a party in Goa. From Mamata Banerjee to Arvind Kejriwal, political parties of all hues descend on the tiny state for Elections 2022.


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19 January, 2022

Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties


19 January, 2022

Politics Of Fear, Hope And Disappointment

In this climate of fear, where’s hope? Or, what is hope? We, as people, expect miracles (development, welfare, freedom) from our princes. Will hope return? Or will fear reign?


13 January, 2022

Diary | Love In College: Jab We Met, And It Was Magic

Anupam Bordoloi

To be a college student in love in a small town presented its own set of problems. Not the least of all is the sheer lack of any privacy in a small place where everybody seemed to know everyone.


13 January, 2022

'Auctioning' Of Muslim Women Is Symptom Of A Cancer That's Crippling India

Tanvir Aeijaz

Working women are seen as threats to the patriarchal social set-up and, therefore, are hated by those men who see their power and privileges being eroded.


13 January, 2022

City Of Djinns

Ananya Vajpeyi

The past is being erased. And the present reshaped. Can Delhi survive the spear through its heart?


13 January, 2022

Her Palace Of Dreams

Siddhartha Gigoo

Rani’s palace of dreams is gone. But next to her tent is a small hill. On it are a few idols of gods and goddesses. Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi.


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13 January, 2022

Sketches From Memory

Huzaifa Pandit

A poem by Huzaifa Pandit who teaches literature at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Goa Election 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizzare

Everyone’s having a party in Goa. From Mamata Banerjee to Arvind Kejriwal, political parties of all hues descend on the tiny state for Elections 2022.

Jan 31, 2022 Vivek Menezes

Who Am I: The Gender Bias In India’s Oral Storytelling

The epics have been used and abused over many patriarchal eras, their relevance convoluted to shove a regressive concoction down the throats of youngsters.

Jan 31, 2022 Koral Dasgupta

Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties

Jan 31, 2022 Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

'This week I was traveling from Goa—and a fellow-traveler asked me if she can use mine...' Smita Nair, a journalist, recounts an incident to tell how gifts make their own journey

Jan 24, 2022 Smita Nair