op-ed

  • Dawn of the dictatorship

    During Donald Trump’s improbable and inflammatory rise to presidency, a truism emerged to explain the polar reactions to him: The media takes Trump literally but not seriously, and his supporter ...

  • Sterilisation nation

    Last month, India’s Union Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh chose to pontificate on the need for reproductive sterilisation in the I ...

  • The angry tide

    I’m no environmentalist, but I am someone who understands just how sacred one’s home can be. For those of us privileged enough, it’s the place where we seek refuge after a trying day ...

  • Our celluloid charade

    Filmdom in crisis, or “cholochitro shonkote,” is something which we have been hearing for quite some time and, on Saturday last, while lazily surfing through TV channels, came ac ...

  • Alarm bells are ringing in Europe

    Several factors -- nationalism, populism, conflicting strategic interests, low economic growth, and high unemployment -- have been driving wedges among EU member states over the past few years. To thi ...

  • Goa and the 40 thieves

    The political landscape in Goa is unusually fragmented. The State Assembly is small with just 40 seats. As of today, the BJP occupies 21 of these, while the Congress party has seven. The rest are fill ...

  • Donald Trump is going to snap very soon

    I believe that rather than smashing our own glass houses to pieces in the act of destroying Donald Trump’s presidency, we need to be aware of our own inner Trump, to reflect on our own tendencie ...