Articles by MA Deviah
Oct 22, 2018
Sabarimala temple row: Rehana Fathima's attempt to enter Ayyappa abode earns her wrath of Hindus, Muslims alikeWhile Rehana Fathima’s adventurism has been seized upon by the extreme right as another example of how Muslims are attacking Hindu traditions, it appears to be far from the truth.
Sep 29, 2018
Sabarimala verdict: SC says women can visit shrine, but female devotees may keep out to protect deity's celibacyThe reason why women were not allowed in Sabarimala is both religious and historical. But, will women who believe in the story and history behind the shrine even want to go?
Aug 14, 2018
VS Naipaul and I: How I became a character in 'A Million Mutinies Now', but my life didn't changeIn 1988, Bangalore was witnessing the explosion of the IT industry, and VS Naipaul wanted to witness this miracle for himself. After two books where he had been critical of India, he wanted to talk about how India was transitioning
Jan 05, 2017
Bengaluru molestation: Number of incidents don't matter; India's IT capital now has a sullied imageIt does not matter if molestation occurred on an industrial scale, as is being reported by the national media, or was limited to just a few cases.
Nov 03, 2016
Tipu Sultan Jayanti is needless spectacle, Karnataka HC view on monarch is validWhy does a government insist on spending tax-payer money to celebrate the memory of Tipu Sultan who is disliked by entire communities within the state?
May 05, 2016
Bengaluru won't die in five years; it's already deadA study conducted by IISc predicts that Bengaluru will become a dead city in five years. In this writer's opinion, we have already reached that point.
Apr 15, 2016
With the latest Matrix controversy, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah seems to be at the end of his controversial journeyIf TV reports are to be believed, the Congress High Command has asked for a report on the latest controversy surrounding Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The controversy surrounds the CM's son Dr. Yathindra Siddaramaiah, whose company Matrix Imaging Solutions Ltd. was awarded a juicy tender to set up a pathology lab inside the premises of the government-owned super-specialty Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI).
Feb 08, 2016
Humans vs Predator: Leopards are in conflict with residents in Bengaluru and are paying the priceIn Bengaluru alone, four leopards were run over and killed by speeding vehicles over the past four years. Across Karnataka state, around 25 leopards were run over in the same period.
Feb 07, 2016
It is racist. Why is everyone reluctant to brand attack on the Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru so?The Karnataka government was accused of utter incompetence and insensitivity in the handling of the affair of the attack on the Tanzanian girl.
Feb 06, 2016
Why so serious? DGCA needs to loosen up over the Sonu Nigam's Jet Airways 'concert'Sometimes, our regulators take themselves too seriously. They need to lighten up. Jet Airways suspending its cabin crew after they allowed Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam take over the aircraft cabin PA system is a case in point.