The debate around the historical accuracy of fictional cinema like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati raises critical questions, once again, about barring art for hurting ‘public sentiment’.
The emergence of Patidar leader Hardik Patel's private videos in the middle of a heated election campaign raises questions about just how much such scandals affect election outcomes.
There is plenty of recent evidence that suggests personal porn as a political tactic doesn’t work in India, writes Shekhar Gupta.
Indian voters make a crucial distinction between sexual harassment and intimate sexual relations between consenting individuals, writes Prof Ashwani Kumar.
Gujarat is looking for a Vikas CD a not a CD of someone’s personal life, writes Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani
The Patidar issue and the sex video have nothing do to with any standing on morality or pubic cause whatsoever, writes Yashwant Deshmukh
What is striking about the public reaction is the increasing number of politically unaffiliated Indians, who are now defending Patel’s right to have his privacy respected.
Nehru’s vision and idea of India could only take shape to the extent that other strong men allowed it room, writes Neeti Nair.
Jawaharlal Nehru was a successful leader of his time. The important thing to remember is the expression “of his time”.
Jawaharlal Nehru was not original in his views. He was of a poetic nature, but his views were formed by the liberalism in Europe and Fabian socialism.