Articles by Kartik Maini
Feb 23, 2018
Between Narendra Modi's Exam Warriors and Nehru's Letters from a Father, India's long journeyInstead of talking about how we can improve how children learn, Exam Warriors is a ballad to the idea of education today, which is corrosive to students and teachers | #FirstCulture
Jan 18, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India: Deepening ties with Israel a discernible shift from Nehruvian diplomacyBenjamin Netanyahu's visit to India marks the meeting of two emerging economies, both known for their developmental eagerness & infrastructural inhibitions.
Jan 14, 2018
Supreme Court judges' revolt necessary to stop executive from abusing power, reaffirms free spirit of judiciaryThe castigation of the judiciary for not being of the times is unfounded, for, despite the troughs and earthquakes, the Supreme Court of India has remained the vestige of a democratic vision that nationalist leaders had imagined for India
Jan 12, 2018
Swami Vivekananda and a civilisation in resurgence: Remembering the monk on his 155th birth anniversaryAs religion is now becoming a political cause against a particular religious community, Vivekananda is not only prevalent but also relevant in current time.
Jan 04, 2018
Afterlife of Battle of Koregaon more important than life of event as Maharashtra's Dalit-Maratha clashes showThe Battle of Koregaon, as a specific episode in the Anglo-Maratha Wars of the 18th and 19th Centuries, needs no historical introduction
Nov 12, 2017
The problem with ‘Pride’: Looking back on 10 years of the Delhi Queer Pride ParadeThe concept of Queer Pride is marred with problems of its making, symptomatic of problems with queer politics in India
Oct 31, 2017
The many loves of Amrita Pritam — Remembering the celebrated writer on her 12th death anniversaryAmrita Pritam is unmistakably unafraid in portraying desire as unfettered and fantasies real.
Oct 21, 2017
Me Too: Instead of decrying 'other' abusive men, 'nice' guys must introspect role in propagating sexual abuseThe 'nice, remorseful' man will decry actions of the 'abusive' man, but refuse to acknowledge he is as invested in same structures of sexual harassment.
Sep 13, 2017
DUSU election results 2017: Liberal opposition failed to galvanise on anti-ABVP sentiment, settled for narrow winTo celebrate the mandate as a triumph of the NSUI, let alone the Congress, is a travesty of the imagination, and reflects an utter inability to convert discontentment into an anti-ABVP ideological position
Sep 06, 2017
Anitha suicide: Death of innocence busts NEET myth as the great leveller of India's medical educationIn quiet death, Anitha has left us with a deafening indictment of caste, education, and what it means to be a nation.