Rinku Ghosh

Rinku Ghosh

Behind Bollywood’s bad behaviour

Behind Bollywood’s bad behaviour

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Unlike Hollywood, the crusade against sexual predators in Bollywood is bottom-up instead of top-down. Let there be no illusion that the industry is still dominated by men This is not a story of comparison. Nor should it be. But it helps explain why a #MeToo movement has a long time coming...

Marks matter, but so do angles

Saturday, 02 June 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Performances in the Class X/XII Board examinations this year have been good; but are the young feeling good about themselvesIJ Much as we hate clichés, truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Heard at an upmarket restaurant, a one-time IITian, now frustrated executive at a global major, lecturing his maybe eight-year-old son...

Decoding Modi magic post-Karnataka

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Good communication skills, mass public outreach, delivery on promises and the charismatic presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have all contributed to the BJP’s good showing Just before the elections in Karnataka, when there was gathering skepticism about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chaste Hindi breaking through the language barrier in the...

Desperately seeking an Indian superhero

Saturday, 05 May 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

We need to create our own narratives in cinema, imbued with intellectual-emotional heft, from which characters who have traction with Indians will emerge An Indian fan died recently while watching the latest Hollywood superhero cluster film Avengers Infinity War, perhaps unable to digest the obliteration of some capable men and women...

Indian soft power impacts China

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

India and China share a filmy connection and New Delhi should work to leverage this phenomenon. Soft power may not resolve differences but will make a difference As India and China struggle to find a new language to connect over geo-politics, the latest Indian film Hindi Medium has won over the...

Do our Smart Cities need micro models?

Saturday, 24 February 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

With the Government’s Smart City mission yet to pick up the desired momentum, a case in point of on-ground efficiency is that of Jaipur’s independent and localised approach Suddenly the word “smart” doesn’t seem quite apt in the urban lexicon when it comes to developing cities in Southeast and South Asia,...

Menstrual hygiene not about celebrityhood

Saturday, 10 February 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Use of sanitary napkins is still dismal — around 20 per cent in a country where menstrual hygiene needs more believable, doable and affordable solutions There’s no denying that the nation is waking up to the Padman challenge, what with actor Akshay Kumar turning into an onscreen social crusader and Aamir...

Time to do business with dharma in mind

Saturday, 27 January 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

We need to reset our priorities and enhance the nation’s GDP by inclusive power and resource-sharing, not by denial and elimination It’s a “time’s up” moment of a different kind. On our 69th Republic Day, almost heading into the years of being a benevolent and self-fulfilled elder easing into Vanprastha, we...

State Editions

Pb CM to meet Israeli Prez on October 23

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Hry to form State Bench of GST Appellate Tribunal

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

In brief

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Hry Police focusing on stress mgmt at workplace

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Sunday Edition

OddlyEnough

14 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

'Ganesh vandana made on a lark with tune in mind'

14 October 2018 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Happiness in your hands

14 October 2018 | Dr Meenal Sharma Jagtap | Agenda

WeeklyNatter

14 October 2018 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer

Sky is the limit

14 October 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Briefly Speaking

14 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda