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Blinded by spotlight: How the intellectual became a TV pundit

Feb 06, 2013

Blinded by spotlight: How the intellectual became a TV pundit

The late night TV talk show roster represents a closed clique of A-list journalists, celebrities, socialites and academics. Many of our public intellectuals participate in the very same culture of accusation they indignantly denounce. #GoodReads #Ashis Nandy #Intellectuals #Television Debate
The last word on Ashis Nandy's 'lazy' predilections

Feb 06, 2013

The last word on Ashis Nandy's 'lazy' predilections

The issue of corruption has wrongly been posed by Ashis Nandy and Tarun Tejpal in caste colours when it may have as much to do with class. #GoodReads #Ashis Nandy #Caste Vs Class #KLF
Why we needn't stand in defence of Ashis Nandy

Feb 04, 2013

Why we needn't stand in defence of Ashis Nandy

If anyone else made a similar statement in any other setting, he could be liable to face a case under the Prevention of Atrocities Act for making a comment against the Dalit community. #India #Jaipur Literature Festival #GoodReads #Ashis Nandy #Dalit community #Sociologist
Nandy, Haasan rows show society becoming intolerant: Tharoor

Feb 03, 2013

Nandy, Haasan rows show society becoming intolerant: Tharoor

Recent controversies surrounding Kamal Haasan's movie Vishwaroopam or Ashish Nandy's alleged anti-Dalit comment were reflection of a society which seems to be increasingly intolerant, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has said. #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #Ashis Nandy #Vishwaroopam
SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

Feb 02, 2013

SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

The Supreme Court may have grand Ashis Nandy a stay against arrest, but its observations did not do the cause of free speech any good. #Free Speech #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013

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Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Jan 27, 2013

Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Really, why do we feel so easily hurt? Can there be benchmarks for any collective identity since all groups -- religious, ethnic, income or gender -- have all shades of people? #HowThisWorks #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #Kamal Haasan