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The general election will be the dirtiest yet

'It promises to get much, much darker before the dawn.''But at least dawn has a fighting chance,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It's been an exhausting four years for......

Watching the watchmen

While it's important for the courts to enjoy public trust, says Mitali Saran, the only way to protect the institution is to scrupulously prove its credibility.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com......

India is profoundly sick and I don't know if it will get better

'When a country's humanity and morality levels are this low, it has a disease so deadly that it could die,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I hadn't scheduled a health check......

Guess what? I am an anti-national!

'If ever I served my country, it was by earning the label 'anti-national' in the age of Modi,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Since the last award I won was in college, and......

Can the Opposition get its act together?

The least the Opposition can do, for India's sake, is try to offer one, says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Sharad Pawar, Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi at Sonia Gandhi's dinner on March 13, 2018 for......

What a fool I have been!

'Paying my taxes, diligently repaying my loans, following the rules, scrupulously doing things by the book, when there's this big, beautiful world of unregulated chicanery I could have indulged in......

The revulsion! The betrayal. The realisation you knew all along

'I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but I know that everyone is behaving as if they've just discovered that their favourite grandfather is a peeping tom,' says Mitali Saran. My eyes generally......

Of Modi's silence and huge waste of resources

The Statue of Unity the prime minister is building in Gujarat is a disgraceful waste of resources that does nothing for India except add a big fat bill, says Mitali Saran. Twitter has been overrun......

Are we prisoners of our tedious working habits?

Work lends purpose to life, and contributes to an economic machine that we benefit from-but only up to a point, says Mitali Saran.What we think of as "normal" is constantly evolving. Somewhere......

Water: Learning to live without it

Until quite recently most Europeans -- especially the French -- didn't see much sense in bathing. One supposes it was cold and inconvenient, and that someone had to have a good reason to establish......

On Planet Nihalani, reality is defamation

'The most unusual howls of protest from Bollywood have shown that even people known for party drugs draw the line somewhere,' says Mitali Saran. When I was sixteen, Aldous Huxley's The Doors of......

Time to have an adult as Censor chief

'I've always figured that it's the people who don't get laid enough, or well enough, who feel compelled to constrain and tear down anyone who looks as if they're having a good time,' says Mitali......

The Indians who made us proudest in Rio are all women

'Sakshi Malik's medal is her individual and singular accomplishment.''So is P V Sindhu's badminton medal.''So is Dipa Karmakar's loss-by-a-whisker.''So is the surprise that is 18-year-old golfer......
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The general election will be the dirtiest yet

'It promises to get much, much darker before the dawn.''But at least dawn has a fighting chance,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/the-general-election-will-be-the-dirtiest-yet/20180620.htm
We are letting BJP close its hands around democracy's throat

'Already, the BJP treats the Constitution like the unpopular old uncle at the party, whom everyone pays lip service to and then proceeds to... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/we-are-letting-bjp-close-its-hands-around-democracys-throat/20180526.htm
Desperately seeking Vikas

'The BJP's election campaign promise of development isn't dead, it just doesn't look anything like what was promised.''The results are plain to... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/desperately-seeking-vikas/20180523.htm
'I'm now more inclined to forgive Savarkar for begging the Brits to let him out'

After all, the Andaman Islands are gorgeous, says Mitali Saran.   IMAGE: On Havelock Island. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons Well, mercy me, Mr Veer... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/travel-im-now-more-inclined-to-forgive-savarkar-for-begging-the-brits-to-let-him-out/20180511.htm
Beware the Facebook Wolf

'The thing we fondly call FB has come a long way from the cute baby dimples it had in 2006.''Today the dimples are long gone and FB looms over us... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/all-ye-sheep-beware-the-facebook-wolf/20180505.htm

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