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Return of the Rahul Congress

The Queen has retired, the bosses have left, long live the prince as king, says Shiv Visvanathan. Often, as Narendra Modi turns predictable and his economics sounds as if it appears from a common......

'Modi may help BJP win, but he is bad for the party'

In part 1 of this interview conducted in February Professor Shiv Visvanathan spoke to's Sheela Bhatt on the recent demonstrations by India's youth, and on current political and social......

'In the long run, Modi can be dangerous for India'

In part 1 of this interview Professor Shiv Visvanathan spoke to's Sheela Bhatt on the recent demonstrations by India's youth, and on current political and social trends. Part 1: 'Youth......

Sociologist Shiv Visvanathan: Youth were not protesting against rape but indifference

'Anyone of them could have been the girl. So in a way it had what I call the 'rakhi effect'. Everyone felt the rape victim could have been my sister and everyone felt that could have been......

Will Bihar, Kerala and Tamil Nadu do a U-turn on prohibition?

State after state has imposed an alcohol ban, and has had to retreat, unable to address the financial and administrative fallout.Are we set for more of this cycle, asks Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: In......

Bollywood for all its genius has only one Salman Khan

'His is a naive genius which eludes the sophisticated. He is natural, lazy, effortless.' 'He is no match for other stars. His acting is poor, his dancing is worse. Yet Salman as Salman is miles......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......
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Are universities encouraging liberal, democratic and free speech?

"I think Ashoka University is extremely relevant because this kind of broad-based learning in the humanities and social sciences contributes to the... ...
Dancing to the tunes of money?

Actors Akhil Akkineni, Shriya Saran, Prabhudheva and Sophie Choudry, among a list of others, reportedly performing for a fundraiser is not really... ...
Uncaring India

It is time someone took apart the new cocoon India has woven around itself ( A tragedy that implicates us all , Oct.12). Our Prime Minister chose... ...
A tragedy that implicates us all

Illustration: Keshav If India fails to respond to the suffering in Yemen, and all we do is pat ourselves pompously for a few air evacuations... ...
A systematic tackle

It is not often that one comes across a work that is intellectually stimulating, ethically intransigent and politically honest and fearless. Shiv... ...

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