Articles by MK Raghavendra
Nov 05, 2017
Education in India needs a rehaul; schools must focus on more than skill developmentPrivate education in India is becoming tremendously expensive and while many elite schools have extensive grounds and impressive buildings, what do they really offer their students?
Oct 29, 2017
Narendra Modi’s dilemma: Mounting forward-looking ambitions on a backward support baseNarendra Modi evidently wants a strong, modern India because only leading such a nation will give him the global stature he craves for. Unfortunately, his success has also made Hindutva stronger, a group with no appetite for progress
Oct 22, 2017
The future of Artificial Intelligence, and what it could tell us about being humanIt would seem that, as if to prepare for the advent of the Artificial Intelligence explosion, humankind is reducing itself to the level of robots.
Oct 08, 2017
What Salman Rushdie’s new book, The Golden House, says about the bankrupting of magical realismSalman Rushdie writes epic novels, but his most recent one — The Golden House — is marked by an uncharacteristic lack of ambition
Sep 17, 2017
Politics of Hate: Is it social media, or a failure of language which engenders violent responses?Isn’t there something about the language used on social networking sites, that makes them most suitable for hate messages and trolling?
Sep 16, 2017
Rahul Gandhi was slammed for defending dynastic politics, but what could it tell us of Indian democracy?Inquiring into dynastic succession in politics — as with Rahul Gandhi and the Congress — will help us understand more about India’s democracy
Sep 10, 2017
In Narendra Modi's India, intellectuals must figure out their position and the path aheadIndian intellectuals have never been more alienated from any regime at the centre than they are from the Narendra Modi government but this needs to be enquired into rather than merely regretted.
Aug 26, 2017
India's education system needs an overhaul; could films as an aid be the answer?How might students benefit from a national programme that incorporates films as an aid to education?
Aug 20, 2017
Partition: 1947 - Gurinder Chadha's film is a pointless exercise where Lord Mountbatten is made the heroThe confusion in the way Gurinder Chadha handles scenes in Partition: 1947 leaves one unconvinced that the high (the British) and the low (the Indians) are not actually equals.
Aug 01, 2017
Lipstick Under My Burkha, The Lunchbox, Queen: The inconvenience of the independent womanFIlms like Lipstick Under my Burkha, The Lunchbox and Queen could point to a deeper malaise in the publicly held notion of the ‘independent woman’.