Articles by Monobina Gupta
Apr 19, 2017
Prince Harry speaks out on depression: Will it help break the silence around mental health?When a high profile royal celebrity like Prince Harry speaks out about the mental torment that he underwent after the sudden death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, that frank admission can become a potential catalyst to triggering much-needed conversations around mental illness
Apr 13, 2017
In communally sensitive Bengal, BJP-RSS sees a chance to make a mark with polarising posturingIn Bengal, RSS had been biding its time, waiting for this moment to arrive. The party has increased its vote share from the last Assembly election, and RSS leaders maintain that they have been working on a "long term Bengal project"
Apr 12, 2017
Kashmir: Development won't be a panacea to Valley’s anger driven by political betrayalInaugurating South Asia’s longest road tunnel that will connect the 9.2 kilometre stretch from Chenani to Nashri in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, Modi asked the youth to choose between stone pelting and joining the mainstream development process.
Apr 06, 2017
Pehlu Khan killed by gau rakshaks in Alwar: Silence from govt amounts to more than just dereliction of dutyEarlier this week, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, by a mob of gau rakshaks. Khan’s crime: He was transporting cows
Apr 03, 2017
India going vegetarian: Ban on cow slaughter motivated by BJP commitment to upper caste Hindu ideologyAmending the state’s Animal Preservation Bill, the Gujarat Assembly decreed a maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a minimum of ten years for cow slaughter.
Mar 31, 2017
After Brexit: Growth of global secessionist voices calls for more dialogue and less 'anti-national' slanderInterestingly unlike the Indian government, most of its global counterparts – opposed as many of them are to secessionist forces – do not view the demand for independence as a marker of anti-national sentiment.
Mar 28, 2017
Ravindra Gaikwad row: Shiv Sena's response explains why politicians routinely get away with bad behaviourThe response of Shiv Sena, the party Gaikwad represents in Parliament, explains why legislators routinely get away with such bad behaviour.
Mar 20, 2017
Yogi Adityanath is new UP CM: BJP leadership's choice will deepen the existing polarisationIn more ways than one, the choice of the Gorakhpur peeth's controversial head priest is a deliberate and strategic ideological decision.
Mar 16, 2017
JNU student suicide: Polarised school system alienates Dalits from English speaking middle classIn the midst of the debate over Vemula's suicide, Sukhadeo Thorat, former UGC chairperson, made some observations about the continued distress of Dalit students in colleges and universities.
Mar 09, 2017
Talks on Teesta Setalvad's memoir cancelled: Free speech is under threat, we need to take a standEarlier this week, Oxford Bookstore, located at Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi, cancelled a scheduled discussion on the activist Teesta Setalvad’s recently released memoirs.