Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Unmissable exhibit: The sexist Indian male politician

From Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Mamata Banerjee to Vasundhara Raje, women in public discourse are unabatedly belittled, dismissed as "pretty face", "demoness", "nachnewali".

30 Mar 2019

‘The Transformative Constitution’ review: A radical outlook, precisely how it should be

Seventy years after India became a republican state, the courts seem to have failed the Constitution, preventing it from turning into an evolving document, writes author Gautam Bhatia.

26 Mar 2019

Interview: Gautam Bhatia on how we can keep our Constitution in pace with the times

In an exclusive interview, advocate and author Gautam Bhatia speaks about Aadhaar, Supreme Court, sedition and women's participation in the legal system.

23 Mar 2019

Inside the working of BJP's IT Cell in Karnataka with Tejasvi Surya

We spoke to Karnataka BJP IT Cell Chief Tejasvi Surya about how key an IT Cell is to a party during election season and the importance of job creation

23 Mar 2019

Green or saffron? In poll-bound Bengal, Holi sees war of colours

The politicisation of colours has been rather profitable for several vendors in Kolkata, especially those who received bulk orders for Holi parties. 

22 Mar 2019

Lives of Freda Bedi: An ode to a remarkable woman

The biography of Freda Bedi narrates her story of being the English woman who came to India because of love but later played a part in shaping Kashmir's political course.

19 Mar 2019

Vicky Kaushal, Dulquer Salmaan, Jim Sarbh and 9 other men who made us fall in love in 2018

Here's looking back at all the men that one way or the other made us go weak in our knees. 

29 Dec 2018

Despair in North Bengal’s tea gardens despite Mamata Banerjee’s welfare claims

Following a persistent protest, the state labour department on August 29 announced a hike in the minimum wage but the new amount is still unknown.

20 Dec 2018

Rabindranath Tagore's Rakhi and why we need more of him in Bengal this Rakhsha Bandhan

For the people of West Bengal, the festival of Raksha Bandhan surpasses the tradition of brother-sister relationship and holds a special place for Hindu-Muslim unity.

17 Dec 2018

Jammu and Kashmir local body polls: Can democracy sustain amidst militancy?

Probably, this is the first time in Indian democracy that the Election Commission is maintaining secrecy when it comes to the names of the candidates contesting for a local body election.

06 Oct 2018

Anger at big brands capitalising on Rainbow Pride in India, but is it misdirected?

Although the LGBTQI community doesn't hold a monopoly on "rainbow", the symbol to represent the community, rainbow or pink capitalism has become a new norm for commercial giants.

19 Sep 2018

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