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Shobori Ganguli

When a sensible man joins a jaded debate

Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | Shobori Ganguli | in Edit

For an actor who stands out spectacularly among contemporaries for lending his name and voice to issues of national significance in his films, Aamir’s despondency in contemporary India comes as a shock to his fans The year 2006 witnessed the release of a Hindi film that instantly attained iconic status for...

Terror is the pitch, and terrorists bat and bowl

Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Shobori Ganguli | in Edit

Cricket is considered by liberals who peddle soft diplomacy as a solution to India-Pakistan disputes, as a good medium to help normalise relations. But there cannot be sport in the shadow of terror Cricket in times of mistrust and conflict has never really worked for India and Pakistan, much as the...

Plugging loopholes in the surrogacy laws

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | Shobori Ganguli | in Edit

Provisions of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill may not necessarily provide immunity to the legal and ethical ills that currently plague surrogacy in India. Nevertheless, the Bill is a good first step In a country which ranks lower than traditionally patriarchal societies like Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the United...

Giving legitimacy to battle of the fringes

Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | Shobori Ganguli | in Edit

The ongoing Sahitya Akademi renunciations are farcical. While certain crimes by fanatic lunatics must make civil society sit up and take notice, these cannot be used to wrongly condemn a Government I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political...

Flooding West Coast with the India Story

Friday, 02 Oct 2015 | Shobori Ganguli | in Edit

Narendra Modi was in his elements during his US visit. He engaged with the Obama Administration, won over technology giants and vowed the Indian diaspora with a flourish that has become his trademark The most spectacular feature of Mr Narendra Modi’s whistle-stop tour of the United States this September was the...

Doing business with a deceptive neighbour

Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | Shobori Ganguli | in Edit

Narendra Modi has done well to draw Pakistan out and engage with it in full international glare. However, it will have to cope with Islamabad’s repeated attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Even as this column appears in print, India would be engaging in some form of...


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