HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Sagarika Ghose

Take the poll test

LK Advani’s yatra may have been inspired by Anna Hazare. But its final test will be at the hustings. Similarly, Team Anna should not shy away from joining politics. Sagarika Ghose writes.

The elite's on trial

Denying bail to Kanimozhi and Co has more to do with a media-led war against the rich and the corrupt than a trial based on legal parameters, writes Sagarika Ghose.

Our time starts now

Parties across the political spectrum seem shackled to nostalgic images of India's past, unable to grasp and deal with the 21st century reality. Sagarika Ghose writes.

New Amol Palekars

Unassuming leaders are being preferred by voters to those with a high profile. Elections, too, are being seen less as theatre and more about trust. Sagarika Ghose writes. 

No to social apartheid

The urban Indian employer can't take the domestic help for granted today. There's a need to create a new social contract based on mutual understanding. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Take a step back

For the sake of justice, let's see all players in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case through the eyes of the law, not through the eyes of the camera lens. Sagarika Ghosh writes.

After Tagore, who?

Bengal is awaiting another renaissance. But unless the educated class plunges into public life, another social and political re-birth cannot happen. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Back to the basics

In spite of the morality play format, Satyamev Jayate has reminded journalists about their disconnect with the public and their reluctance to focus on human tragedies, Sagarika Ghose writes.

This is no alternative

A new political party needs a new political idea. Team Anna can't topple an already weak Congress with borrowed slogans from 35 years ago. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Let's start afresh

Hindu-Muslim ties need a new direction. Politicians will continue to fight their battles, but as a society we must refuse to be provoked by divisive campaigns. Sagarika Ghose writes.

The road to salvation

Reforms must be seen and sold as perceptible living realities. The citizen has every right to shop at a supermarket, but she also has an equal right to basic amenities, Sagarika Ghose writes.

Trapped in a sieve

The verbal attacks on women by self-appointed guardians of Indian culture show it is open season on ‘modern’ women in a tradition-entranced society. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Riders on the storm

In Gujarat today, Muslims want the narrative of victimhood and persecution to change. This is a poignant example of how at times good results from the terrible. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Time to make a choice

Are we determined to keep our tryst with modern democracy or are we a tradition-enraptured society where an imagined Bharatiya sanskriti will be the guiding light for our future? Sagarika Ghose writes.

Closing the mind

The narrative of hyper-nationalism and constant outrage at artistic expression is dominant today. There is no alternative narrative. This is dangerous for India, writes Sagarika Ghose.
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