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Joker and Mahatma: What should one remind us of the other?

Joker and Mahatma: What should one remind us of the other?

These topics become mine, for articles on Gandhi have occupied my Facebook wall more than any wishes of ‘Gandhi Jayanthi’. Perhaps this is so because of the increasing online publications in India. On a different note, the movie ‘Joker‘, which hit Indian screens on Oct 2nd, 2019, also opened to excellent reviews. “I am fortunate to have…

‘Dear Comrade’: A not so love story

‘Dear Comrade’: A not so love story

The much hyped Telugu movie Dear Comrade released in cinemas last month & made its digital debut on Amazon Prime recently. The Rashmika Mandanna & Vijay Deverakonda pair returned to screens after their hugely successful outing Geetha Govindam.  Dear Comrade was a highly anticipated film because of various reasons – Deverakonda’s rising stardom, its release…

Why Greta Thunberg’s privilege should not be criticized

Why Greta Thunberg’s privilege should not be criticized

The viral activist concerning climate change, Greta Thunberg, is apparently the highest paid activist (it was disputed though). She is also from a privileged family of artists from Sweden. Though she appears to be popular since a year after a protest in front of the Swedish parliament, she attracted more popularity after the recent “How…

Is there a root cause for the Kashmir issue that needs to be addressed?

Is there a root cause for the Kashmir issue that needs to be addressed?

Under the just lit fluorescent street lights and in the midst of a busy city bus stop at Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad, I was once slapped in my face by a person whose religious identity I did not know. After slapping me twice, the person warned me saying, “Hyderabad musalmaanon ka hein…Hyderabad mein muslamaanon hi rehna hain”…

Why all is not well with student politics in India

Why all is not well with student politics in India

The end of the students’ union elections (2017) at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) coincided with the beginning of protests at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) against an alleged case of sexual violence. Social media, which had served as an important platform for campaigning during the UoH elections, was flooded with appeals from students at…