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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

31 January, 2022 Ajoy Bose

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

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

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

31 January, 2022 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.


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.

Politics Of Fear, Hope And Disappointment

Politics Of Fear, Hope And Disappointment

31 January, 2022

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?


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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31 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


31 January, 2022

Long Shadow Of Farmers’ Protest Over Punjab Election 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


31 January, 2022

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

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.


24 January, 2022

Indians Still Tied To Age-old Social Prejudices In Matters Of The Heart

Rukmini S.

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.


24 January, 2022

War Against Love: Bogey Of ‘Love Jihad’ Ignores Ways Of The Heart

Asad Ashraf

The bogey of ‘love jihad’ goes way back to Kanpur in 1924 when a Muslim administrator was accused of ‘seducing’ a Hindu girl and forcing her to convert.


24 January, 2022

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Naseer Ganai

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.


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24 January, 2022

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Smita Nair

'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


24 January, 2022

An Affair To Remember: Bollywood’s Tryst With Romantic Love

Giridhar Jha

Bollywood’s tryst with romantic love has oscillated between the sublime and the ridiculous.


24 January, 2022

I, Me, Myself: Indian Women Pushing Back Against Social Narratives To Be Single

Debotri Dhar

Why does patriarchy, as upheld by men and women, insist that 'our' women must ultimately find their fulfilment through marriage and motherhood?


24 January, 2022

City Of Djinns

Ananya Vajpeyi

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


24 January, 2022

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

Haima Deshpande

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.


24 January, 2022

December White

Nitish Mohanty

Everything that we do as an act of love might be tinged in various colours, but the base note is imbued in white.


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24 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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
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