articles by Kumkum Chadha

Politics

Delhi Talks: India will be what our young women and men make it, not politicians, says fashion designer Ritu Kumar

Fashion designer Ritu Kumar says despite the song and drama about the communal divide one should not allow it to our cloud minds or overtake our thinking.

Politics

Delhi talks: Former CEC Navin Chawla says money, muscle power have now increased to 'unprecedented degree'

Navin Chawla rues, 'Could we have imagined a time when criminals, convicted and jailed, would conduct their campaigns from behind bars?'

India

Delhi Talks: Media has enjoyed most freedom during coalition regimes, says former Doordarshan news reader Sunit Tandon

Sunit Tandon has donned several hats but the most memorable has been that of a news reader in Doordarshan.

India

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma

Delhi-based Kathak dancer Uma Sharma says she is filled with regret to see the path India is treading, and how the political landscape has altered in the last five years

India

Delhi Talks: India must build on gains or risk becoming a footnote in history, says journalist Kanchan Gupta

Kanchan Gupta, the youngest assistant editor in the history of The Statesman, has worked with legends in journalism.

India

Delhi Talks: Nationalism reduced to hatred against minorities, lower castes, neighbouring country, says activist Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

'Hatred against women who dare to come out and declare their personhood is palpable everywhere,' says activist Syeda Saiyidain Hameed.

India

Delhi Talks: It's becoming increasingly hard to say 'Vande Mataram' to what India has become today, says dancer Geeta Chandran

Bharatnatyam dancer Geeta Chandran was drawn into a controversy recently when she opted out of a campaign supporting Narendra Modi. Chandran’s name had figured in the list of 907 artistes who had pitched for Modi to counter an earlier campaign urging people to 'vote hatred out of power'.

Politics

Delhi talks: Vote bank politics perpetuates wave of toxic politics, says former EC chief SY Quraishi

Crediting the EC with ushering in a revolution of sorts in women participating as voters, Quraishi rues the fact that these voices remain suppressed.

India

Delhi talks: Author Kishwar Desai says govts will come and go, but people's spirit will keep country going

Kishwar Desai is optimistic about the future: "The people of India are smart and willing to work and work hard for change, growth and development."

India

Delhi talks: Kuchipudi dancer Raja Reddy says view toward Vedas, arts must change to inculcate spirit of 'Bharat' in India

Claiming that he has no political affiliations, Reddy does rue the decimation of 'Bharat versus India' — a recurring theme of the BJP. “Bharat is superior to India: it is a repository of art, knowledge and culture . I salute 'Bharat': to me it is 'swargam, prachi sudha', heaven and nectar of the East," he says.