- Feb 22, 2015 22:30 IST
Aditya Thackeray, in proposing to revive Mumbai’s nightlife, is catering to a vast number of young people who don’t have access to entertainment, writes Manu Joseph.
- Feb 15, 2015 23:53 IST
Who we are is the first generation of Indians whose parents heeded the nation’s call for family planning, the generation with a mob of uncles and aunts but just one sibling. We were born in hospitals, in cities, extracted by male doctors.
- Feb 08, 2015 17:09 IST
For long, activists thought it was cheap to enter politics, or that it was futile to contest because of what it required. The AAP leader has shown how to do it.
- Jan 26, 2015 01:37 IST
Obama will search for parallels between India and the US. He will find the phenomenon of the ‘inheritance of privilege’ is one of them, writes Manu Joseph.
- Jan 19, 2015 00:32 IST
The massacre in Paris is consecrated every time good people use the word ‘but’ and refer to limits on the freedom of expression, writes Manu Joseph.
- Jan 11, 2015 23:05 IST
PK succeeded as its makers had a high stake in ensuring its right to exist. Doniger’s book failed to survive as the stake for the publisher was low, writes Manu Joseph.
- Dec 28, 2014 21:38 IST
In situations where the artists and the merchants are clearly defined, they have contempt for each other. Both sides claim superiority, even moral superiority. But what matters is the conflict, the friction, which often leads to something useful.
- Dec 21, 2014 22:36 IST
Hindu extremism is benign — unlike Islamic extremism — because it does not have a reason to be more potent than it already is, writes Manu Joseph.
- Dec 14, 2014 22:52 IST
The Indian quest for national pride is meaningless. Sometimes comical as was evident from its hosting of the C’wealth Games. But, usually destructive, writes Manu Joseph.
- Nov 30, 2014 23:17 ISTmodern times
Unlike other good men of the republic, Arvind Kejriwal has the gift of cunning. He cannot be underestimated, not in Delhi. He may not return to his old glory soon, he may not fly anymore, but he surely can run, writes Manu Joseph.
- Nov 23, 2014 21:30 IST
Across most of the world, religion is becoming more powerful than ever. But people want more and are thus being drawn to all sorts of cults, writes Manu Joseph.
- Nov 16, 2014 23:08 ISTmodern times
It is inevitable that in the future high-quality journalism will not remain free. Great journalism then will become niche and expensive, and very rarely found on Newsfeed, writes Manu Joseph.
- Oct 26, 2014 09:12 IST
Throughout his career, despite his powers as a preeminent public figure, Tendulkar did not create discreet channels into the media to disseminate news that was favourable to him or that would diminish others, writes Manu Joseph.
- Oct 11, 2014 23:15 IST
Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider shows a Kashmir where India is an illegal occupier. It shows soldiers torturing terror suspects. It is unprecedented for a mainstream film to show this. That the State cleared Haider for public viewing is extraordinary, writes Manu Joseph.
- Sep 27, 2014 23:40 ISTmodern times
In the way of legally substantial evidence, the police have nothing more than what Koli has admitted. His confession is disturbing, not only for its content, but also the fact that every crime is identical, the disposals of the victim’s remains, too, are identical.