Friday, January 28, 2022



The writer teaches Hindi at Delhi University.

A Lesson To Learn
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Government has forgotten that children have a first right to nation’s resources

Dear friends from ABVP
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

As a Communist student activist, I was never attacked by your members. That was another era.

A new divide in class
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Digital education isn’t democratic, it creates deep inequalities between universities.

A besieged life of the mind
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Attacks on Nivedita Menon, Rajshree Ranawat show the decline of state universities, perversion of student politics

Beware the cultural revolution
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Government directive to educational institutions to execute the digital financial literacy mission subverts the idea of the university.

Poet of dark hope
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Muktibodh was a Marxist writer, seeking the self’s freedom.

Compensation most foul
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The UP government’s move to pay relief to the family of an accused in the Dadri lynching turns the principle of justice on its head.

This false dawn
Tue, May 31, 2016

Modi regime’s obsession with the ‘new’ and ‘historic’ is reminiscent of other attempts in history to purge the ‘old’, and to create the ‘non-people’.

Secular politics needs Gandhian courage
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Democracy in India, affirmed through elections, is pushing Muslims to the margins.

Umar Khalid, my son
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Because to rebel is to affirm and renew one’s humanity.

The Pak parallel
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Like anti-blasphemy laws across the border, India’s legislation on cow slaughter and protection may have become a tool to harass and intimidate minorities.

Atali, an old new story
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

It is a warning India must heed.