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Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

Alternative Wisdom Of The Hindus

Feb 25, 2014 Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

In the current discussion and debates surrounding Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism, neither Penguin India nor the Indian government is as relevant as the forces which continue to shape global Hinduism, as we speak.

Your Name Is Marathi...

Feb 17, 2010 Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

...Will you please speak up? What we need to hear, after the jingoistic madness has cooled and MNIK has made its first few crores, is the powerful voice of the people – not of the immigrants but of all the Marathi-speakers.

A Requiem for Ruchika

The official and unofficial networks of sexism, corruption, and prejudice that drove a 14-year old to the most desperate solution cannot be wiped out by rewriting a few articles of the Indian Penal Code.

Are We Still Afraid Of Communism? 

Jan 18, 2010 Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

Or, how the Media sees the departed Jyoti Basu -- a look at the obituaries and commentaries posted by two networks with widely different backgrounds and apparently different raison d’être. 

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


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