Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021

Freya Dasgupta

Sing A Song Of Scrumptiousness

Oct 13, 2016 Freya Dasgupta

When Sawan Dutta, decided to combine two Bong loves—music and food—the result was bound to be an instant hit.

The Soldier Who Never Killed

Sep 05, 2016 Freya Dasgupta

A new Mel Gibson film in the pipeline on Desmond Doss, who won America's highest military award without ever firing a shot.

Violence Not A Lens To Judge Christianity By

Christianity and Islam have had bloody histories but one can’t hold a Muslim accountable for violating any ideal of non-retaliation or pacifism.

Feminism And Other Challenges

May 27, 2016 Freya Dasgupta

It is not Lisa Hayden's fault that she doesn't want to be identified as a feminist. It is the world she grew up in.

Diwali And The Boy In The Balcony

A pithy fable on the festival of light...

19 October, 2015

Between Dreams And Reason

Freya Dasgupta

??Rushdie is at his fantastical best but the message he conveys through this allegorical novel is way too relevant. ?

28 July, 2015

When A God Fell From Grace

Freya Dasgupta

Reading Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman left me rather unaffected and unmoved.

13 June, 2015

Three Short Stories About Delhi

Freya Dasgupta

He smacks the man on the bicycle twice on his head. The man, probably in his late 40s, does not retaliate.

25 March, 2015

Do Barfis And Jalebis Have A Religion?

Freya Dasgupta

What's the point of blaming the government if we treat fellow citizens and minorities with suspicion and distaste?

25 January, 2015

Saraswati Puja In Times Of Self-Exile

Freya Dasgupta

It is only in Delhi's CR park market that I realise how much of Calcutta lives in me.

06 November, 2014

The Annual Exhumation

Freya Dasgupta

Why is it so necessary to narrate and re-narrate the same stories in painful details every year? As far as I know, it isn't helping the cause of justice.

28 July, 2014

The Ramzaan Platter

Freya Dasgupta

This is perhaps one of the best times to walk through the labyrinth of lanes and by-lanes in Old Delhi and gorge to the heart's content.

16 April, 2014

A Day's Not Enough

Freya Dasgupta

I find myself wanting to go back to Amritsar and live there for a few days, walk around its bazaars and bask in its buttery fragrance.

02 December, 2013

Breaking The Silence

Freya Dasgupta

If anyone is to be blamed for the fact that such atrocities continue to happen against women, it's me and my kind.

20 July, 2012

Calcutta Corner

Freya Dasgupta

Now that poriborton is setting in, I find my city changing bit by bit and every annual visit rubs it in my face. I want to see the city I once knew inside out but with all the blue paint, it’s sort of difficult.

15 March, 2012

The Music And The Muse

Freya Dasgupta

It was raw and crude and so mesmerizing. It wasn't just the music, it was the passion with which they sang, the heart-felt love for the Khwaja that is so missing from the recorded voices we usually hear

21 November, 2011


Freya Dasgupta

So what is it? We asked our website news desk team, which never seems to stop giggling hysterically, to sum it up

08 November, 2011

Nothing Happened

Freya Dasgupta

She went and complained to the college’s Sexual Harassment Cell. She was told that they could not help her because she had no proof.

Photo Gallery

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh