Satya Mohanty

Silence as bad as violence itself in Azadi ka Amrit Mahostav year

In Gandhi’s land, how do we protest when malevolent jackboots are on the ground? Light a candle, have silent marches, write petitions and keep the chain going...

10 Sep 2022

Of flag, false pride and failures

It is heartening to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying to make ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ a movement with the avowed intention of deepening the citizens’ connect with the National Flag.

13 Aug 2022

Demolition, Digging & Discovery

Are we becoming a country of earth diggers with a renewed emphasis on ‘shovel economics’?

11 Jun 2022

Intimations of an enfeebled state

Political parties often conflate their party in power as the state. Out of this perceived equation, they give a role to their supporters, workers and acolytes for sharing the spoils of power.

07 May 2022

Minefield of Indianising Education

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad has a quaint little story. When the gods, the demons and humans went to Prajapita, the creator, he only uttered one word ‘Da’.

09 Apr 2022