Articles by Monobina Gupta
Jan 25, 2017
Bela Bhatia told to leave Bastar: How long will Raman Singh govt condone lawlessness?Most recently, as many as 30 men barged into the home of activist and researcher Bela Bhatia in Bastar
Jan 22, 2017
Jallikattu row: Tamil Nadu's anger over long gestating grievances is coming outFaced with the recent large-scale protests across Tamil Nadu over the ban on jallikattu, the Modi government has finally endorsed an Ordinance sponsored by the state government.
Jan 16, 2017
Khadi calendar row: Modi's singular 'I' instead of collective 'we' doesn't bode well for democracyRecently the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accelerated its efforts to appropriate historic national icons like Gandhi and Ambedkar.
Jan 13, 2017
Sushma Swaraj's visa threat to Amazon is an unfortunate justification of hyper-nationalist bullyingSushma Swaraj's outright bullying of Amazon has once again brought attention to the belligerent, nationalistic culture the Narendra Modi government has been encouraging and promoting since it came to power
Jan 10, 2017
Don't expect Bollywood stars to pull a Meryl Streep: Honesty's never a virtue in the film industryAs a stark constrast to Merly Streep's speech at the Golden Globes, only the Anupam Khers of Bollywood are heard speaking out aloud – and that says volumes for the culture that seems to dominate the film industry in India.
Jan 04, 2017
Bengaluru molestation: Misogynistic officials offer no solutions, only pass moral judgmentIn yet another horrifying incident of gender-based violence, scores of women were molested by drunken revellers on New Year's Eve in Bengaluru. In response, politicians and law enforcement officials exposed their callous indifference
Jan 02, 2017
Ahead of UP elections 2017, no let-up in Samajwadi Party's political theatreAny hopes that politics in 2017 was going to shed its performative skin has been snuffed out by the continued drama over demonetisation (reaffirmed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech to the nation as 2016 drew to a close), and the continuance of familial love – hate theatrics in Samajwadi Party.
Dec 13, 2016
Kashmir Reader ban: Two months on, an oppressive silence prevailsIt has now been over two months since the Jammu and Kashmir government banned Kashmir Reader, a Srinagar–based English daily. But barring a few and rare voices of protest that have been audible – coming primarily from the staff at the daily itself – an oppressive silence has prevailed in most quarters.
Dec 10, 2016
Najeeb disappearance: Has Modi govt catapulted AVBP into a parallel power centre in Indian universities?The lackadaisical response of the police and university authorities to Najeeb’s disappearance represents a microcosm of the state of affairs in India.
Dec 08, 2016
Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee and women leaders: Linguistic sexism pollutes our political vocabularyJayalalithaa was not very different in this respect – dictatorial and imperious in her style of functioning. She walled herself up behind a screen of inaccessibility.