Friday, 18 January, 2019


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

CJI Dipak Misra | PTI

Not Aadhaar or adultery, CJI Dipak Misra will be best remembered for his controversies

Hallmark of CJI Dipak Misra's reign is the controversies he tangled Supreme Court in.

Overeating may not cause people to be overweight

Doctors pester their patients to eat less but they may be advocating something that doesn’t work and causing unhealthy stress in the process.
Tanushree Dutta | Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images

Time we listened to Tanushree Dutta and Christine Ford, not Brett Kavanaugh and Nana Patekar

Accusations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh and Nana Patekar reveal similar patterns.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam | YouTube

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam took on adultery way before Supreme Court did

Abrar Alvi’s 1962 film Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam made way for a fearless and gutsy Meena Kumari.
File photo of Bitcoin

Bitcoin uses healthy paranoia & not threat of violence to maintain online security

Despite the potential for abuse, no case of outsize influence has been reported in the decentralised Bitcoin network.
Supreme Court of India

In Aadhaar, Supreme Court did not probe if it is a tool to track citizens

Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.
Mughal-e-Azam | YouTube

Urdu sounds are disappearing from Bollywood songs

The gradual decline of Urdu diction in Bollywood songs from Mughal-e-Azam to My Name is Khan

Facebook security breach exposes a crisis of faith

It will be difficult for Facebook to regain the trust of its customers after it reported a security flaw that affected almost 50 million accounts. 
PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

Modi govt has turned surgical strikes into a shareable post for a selfie stick generation

Modi govt has reduced surgical strikes to a WhatsApp era jumla.
Representational photo of Indian Muslims

New Indian Muslim middle class is privately religious, barely political

The new Muslim middle class in India is neither a victim nor a threat. The term ‘Muslim middle class’ in India goes against the present day ‘political correc...
Illustration by Soham Sen |

Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that Modi is the worst doesn’t mean Congress is the best

Which constituency is Rahul Gandhi addressing? How exactly does he define his base? Or, does he even know what his base is?