Commentary

Maoists and Naxals are national security threats. Discursive confusion arises at the precise moment one forgets this basic premise. Look at what’s happening in the immediate aftermath of the well-deserved and long-pending arrests of the five Maoists: Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira. Look what the premise is in this case: these illustrious disgraces whose...

Profiling Narendra Modi’s Critics

Note: This is a guest article by Sri Narasimha. India’s honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the person people love to hate. Of course he...

Kamal Hassan Seeks Arvind Kejriwal’s Help to Wear a Crown of Thorns

Kamal Haasan and Arvind Kejriwal should get married. Both are accomplished practitioners of the same profession of playacting. The former has honed his onscreen acting...

The Chronicles of a Lapsed Marxist

In response to the Karnataka state unit of the BJP Yuva Morcha, which sent him a legal notice, alleged historian Ramachandra Guha reposted a...

The Gauri Lankesh Saga: When the Lush Green Western Ghats Turned Red

IN THIS SERIES Part 1: The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka Part 2: The Gauri Lankesh Saga: Erasing the Line between Kannada Literature and Politics One...

The Gauri Lankesh Saga: Erasing the Line between Kannada Literature and Politics

Read Part 1: The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka When we trace the roots of Gauri Lankesh’s diehard love for Naxalism and Naxals,...

The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka

It’s certainly a gruesome way to die right in front of your own house with multiple bullets riddling your body. That much can be...

CNN and NDTV and the Global Left-Liberal Media: Sheep in Sheep’s Clothing

Circa May 2014, India and circa November 2016, USA were notable for two things: one, the collapse of the hegemony of a global Left-Liberal...