articles by Aloke Thakore

Life

On Rabindra Jayanti, a plea for recovering our civilisational inheritance

Rabindranath Tagore has his uses, other than making us stand as one of his songs is sung.

India

2012 Delhi gangrape case verdict: Have we become ogres of revenge impatient for brutal deaths?

Now that the highest court in the land has upheld the death penalty in what was a horrific case of sexual assault and murder, it is time that we reinstate public executions in our country and also have the victim’s family members participate in the hanging.

India

Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards: AG's comment reveals a state obsessed with surveilling its citizens; a remnant of colonial rules

While the Government of India's logic with related to linking of Aadhaar with PAN cards make it look like an intrusive force, we should worry more about laws that are still largely colonial remnants as they make it easy for the state to behave in such a manner and even to seek support to intrude into citizen's rights