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Can EC see us through a free and fair election?

Can the Election Commission step up to the plate and exert its Constitutional powers with non-partisan conviction, asks Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announces the......

Elections and the feeling of deja vu

'The great wheel of democracy has turned full circle, and it feels just like being back in 2014, but with less hope that someone out there is going to save us from ourselves,' points out Mitali......

Kashmiris are our countrymen, not the enemy

'We cannot win peace among our people by treating them like the enemy,' says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: A protest in Srinagar against the harassment of Kashmiris following the Pulwama terror attack.......

The 2019 poll is a special challenge

'The Republic is currently captained and crewed by people who seem interested in the safety and well being of only a select kind of passenger, advising the rest to swim for Pakistan,' points out......

Met the 'Department of Big Moves'?

This whirlwind of activity only confirms that rushing around creating an impression of pompous busy-ness is not the same thing as solving problems, argues Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

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......

Sacred Games is terrific!

'As I watched Sacred Games, I kept flinching at the thought of all the thorns poised to lodge themselves in the sides of the thin-skinned,' says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Nawazuddin Siddique as the......

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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