Articles by Anil Dharker
Jun 12, 2019
Remembering Girish Karnad: Among India's literary greats, his versatility made him uniqueGirish Karnad was invited to the Tata LitLive! Mumbai Litfest in 2012 to deliver a talk on his journey in theatre. Festival director Anil Dharker recounts how the talk was delivered — after a twist.
Aug 14, 2018
VS Naipaul dies at 85: Reading the Nobel laureate is to see literature at its finest, and that's all that should matterFor Naipaul writing was the only thing that mattered: all the rest was noise.
Feb 27, 2014
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders?
Dec 28, 2012
'Hang them' is no solution when 3 out of 4 rapists walk freeThe real problem is the drop in rape convictions. The conviction rate in 1990 was 41 percent; in 2000 it was 30 percent; in 2011 it was only 26.6 percent.
Aug 28, 2012
How we have created a mess with our police forceThe shifting of Mumbai's Police Commissioner recently sends all the wrong signals- to the people, the politicians and the police force.
Jul 07, 2012
Is Sangma worthy of contesting the presidential poll?Sangma has no noteworthy achievements against his name and we now have the unedifying picture of one presidential candidate begging for votes.
May 31, 2012
Why we deserve someone better than Anna and his TeamTeam Anna's targeting of the PM and almost the whole cabinet shows exactly why the movement is failing. We, the people, deserve better civil society leaders.
May 15, 2012
Dignity of house? Sanctity? Who were our MPs talking about?Parliament is celebrating its 60th anniversary. One wished its members could show the level of maturity of a 60-year-old.
Apr 26, 2012
Kalam should decline Prez job; Why not Manmohan?Abdul Kalam is being mentioned for the top job only to spite the Congress. He should decline it. But Manmohan Singh could be an option.
Apr 07, 2012
Gen Singh failed on decorum; time for him to stop speakingArmy commanders should be seen and not heard. Gen VK Singh lowered his dignity by flouting this cardinal principle.