Sujata Anandan

Poverty is not social backwardness

I once thought there was a case for reservations purely on the basis of economic backwardness. V P Singh helped me realise my error.

12 Jan 2019

The dangers of penning political obits

Whatever the outcome of the 2019 polls, Rahul is now in the reckoning. Rivals can dismiss him, as they did Indira, only at their own peril.

21 Dec 2018

Liberals in India have a caste problem

The Twitter storm that erupted over a poster saw a range of opinions across the board—some predictable, some shocking.

26 Nov 2018

Calling out Misogynistic Women

Despite what some say, #MeToo is not a new movement by privileged urban women. It began in the slums of Mumbai years ago.

27 Oct 2018

Why do we believe in this mumbo-jumbo?

Albert Einstein must be turning over in his grave.

29 Sep 2018

Storming the last of the male bastions

The Shani Shingnapur temple in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra was stormed by women recently.

25 Aug 2018

Being Muslim in the time of lynchings

Lynching is no longer about just marginalising Muslims. It has gone beyond that. It is about demonising the entire community.

28 Jul 2018

Sushma and the viciousness of male trolls

Trolls have made horrible memes of Sushma Swaraj and called her unmentionable names. Why? All because of a name!

30 Jun 2018

Saving the drowning farmer

Anyone who lends farmers a sympathetic ear now would have the advantage in 2019. Congress Prez Rahul Gandhi has realised this

12 Jun 2018

Not worth even a photo on the wall

The AMU controversy might be politically motivated, but the fact is Mohammad Ali Jinnah never stood for anything Indian or Muslim

10 May 2018

‘Fake news’ and freedom of the press

Attempts to muzzle the press are neither new nor unique to the current BJP government at the Centre

11 Apr 2018

India needs no Rasputins

Various godmen have exercised undue influence over governments. Religion and the state are best left strictly apart

10 Mar 2018

Seeking attention with hate

Vinay Katiyar recently said Indian Muslims should go to Pakistan. Here’s why the BJP MP and others who think like him are wrong

10 Feb 2018

Who’s an outsider in Mumbai?

After the recent Kamala Mills fire, BJP lawmaker and actor Hema Malini said the city should set a population limit

05 Jan 2018