Priyadarshi Dutta

Priyadarshi Dutta

Look beyond the bias

Look beyond the bias

Friday, 13 September 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Boris Johnson might have been cavalier in his attitude towards the burqa. But by raking up an old controversy, is Dhesi reinforcing stereotypes than breaking them? Sardar Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Britain’s first ever Sikh MP, recently targetted the newly-appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his remarks about burqa-clad Muslim women. In...

Needed, official version Act?

Needed, official version Act?

Monday, 04 March 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The nation awaits an unambiguous official version of the Balakot strike. Else, there is the risk of media and social media filling up the vacuum with fake and unsubstantiated news News spread like wildfire on Tuesday (February 25) morning that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had struck at Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror...

Expect the worst in Valley

Expect the worst in Valley

Thursday, 21 February 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Asymmetric warfare, like the one India faces in Kashmir, abounds in bloody surprises. The enemy is theologically motivated and democratic discourse is at the bottom of the barrel Cowardly, dastardly and desperate — these are some of the adjectives the Government uses when faced with surprise terrorist attacks on the armed...

An alternate universe

An alternate universe

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

While the free world might have heaved a sigh of relief at the final acquittal of Aasia Bibi, she was just one example of continued victimisation by Pakistan’s blasphemy laws Bibi Aasia Noreen, the Pakistani Christian woman who was on death row for blasphemy, is finally out of the woods....

Vote for world peace

Vote for world peace

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Had it not been for the success of the first general and Assembly elections in 1952, the great experiment of democracy would have failed in India and the world would not have been what it is Sukumar Sen, an Indian civil servant — the first Chief Election Commissioner of India no...

The stellar logic of Kumbh

The stellar logic of Kumbh

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Calendars can fall victims to the phenomenon of culture and nationalism supplanting astronomical principles that lie at their foundation A perusal of the official website of Kumbh Mela, 2019 — hosted by the Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran, Uttar Pradesh — reveals why this is not a kumbh at all. It mentioned...

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Mindful Eating, ghar ka khaana continue to rule

08 December 2019 | Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal | Agenda

The Business of Karma

08 December 2019 | Hingori | Agenda

I am because of Me

08 December 2019 | Apurva Purohit | Agenda

What should a soul do?

08 December 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | God helps those who help themselves

08 December 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Whisper to your dog

08 December 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer