articles by Arul Mani

India

Sociology text lists dowry 'advantages': How the media fanned a Facebook post-fuelled row

The dowry controversy was an unwarranted but deeply damaging attack on St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru. It also revealed several interesting problems

India

Gauri Lankesh murder: In an unapologetic nation, it's best to blame puppies for coming under wheel

There's no one but Gauri Lankesh to be blamed for her murder, for she shouldn' have raised her voice, rather, being a woman she should have made chapatis at home

Entertainment

On Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate: How I was Robert Zimmermanned into submission

Let’s just say that Dylan likes making his own avatars, and remember that the word, in Indian demotic ranges from devout to uncomplimentary.