The Centre wants Maoists to fill the census forms without fear. What a wild idea! Pratik Kanjilal elaborates.
The city’s residents must demand legal action against those spoiling its multicultural ethos, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
Changing anglicised names of places to their earthy originals is plain identity politics. Pratik Kanjilal elaborates.
Starvation is being misused as a tool for political blackmail. This trivialises its usefulness, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
Remembering the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy on its anniversary isn’t enough. Pratik Kanjilal elaborates.
Why is everyone so outraged because Manu Sharma went clubbing while on parole? No, I haven’t ganged up with Ram Jethmalani, who seems to have lost his sense of propriety after taking Sharma’s case.
With an increasingly empowered middle class, Vijay Tendulkar’s work will become more relevant. Pratik Kanjilal examines...
Remember when yogi meant Dhirendra Brahmachari and chocolate meant Cadbury's? Now, you get to choose your own flavour, Shilpa’s yoga or Ramdev’s yog. Pratik Kanjilal tells us more.
Amitav Ghosh’s new novel Sea of Poppies reminds us of the role of the British opium trade in our social history, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
Despite the best efforts of the music industry to promote private listening, music has worked best, socially and politically, when it is shared with other credulous listeners, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
If Indian lawmakers are unwilling to listen to gay campaigners, they might as well read up to learn that there are so many exceptions to the ‘natural’ sex choice theory that it may not actually exist, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
We grew up learning that even the last crumb on the plate must not go to waste because many kids go to bed hungry. The G8 is following the same advice, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
Now, beards raise suspicions even in India. The general public has started fearing that the beard is a battle standard in the mythical clash of civilisations, writes Pratik Kanjilal.
With Tuesday’s parliamentary multi-starrer a super-hit on TV, the image of the neta as a stock character who gets stomped in the end to provide us catharsis may just be ruined. Pratik Kanjilal writes.
The Brothers Agarwalla, who boilerplated scrabble and changed the online board-gaming world, have shown that the traditional borders that capitalism has set for itself breaks down in an open world, writes Pratik Kanjilal.