I want to live in a secular country…

As the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid site title dispute to January 2019 I suddenly feel the need to live in a country that is … Read more

The waxing and waning of media indignation

Over the last week or so, every private media channel has been shouting hoarse about the Padmavati controversy. For those who have missed out on all the fun, here’s a synopsis – the famed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made a movie called “Padmavati” based on Rani Padmini (aka Padmavati) and Alauddin Khilji. The entire … Read more

Is Afzal independent … An old article

Today while searching for something else, I found this article of mine from 2008. Sadly, it’s so relevant even now .. I had written this for a magazine called Mind Positive that’s printed for a forum I was part of long back. ————————- Is Afzal Independent ???? On August 15, 2008 the 17th Prime Minister … Read more