Articles by Partha P Chakrabartty
Aug 14, 2019
Kashmir after Article 370: Today, the government is not being fully transparent on the Valley; what will it do next?In a classic case of shooting the messenger, the Indian Right has taken up cudgels against the BBC for its reporting from the ground during the 'siege of Kashmir'
Jul 18, 2019
Making of an audiophile part 4: The best studio headphones under Rs 8,000Headphones are the centrepiece in a beginner audiophile’s arsenal and so it is prudent to find the best.
Jun 09, 2019
Making of an audiophile: What to look for in headphones and finding the best valueDifferentiating between different types of headphones and picking the ones best suited for you.
Jun 06, 2019
Making of an Audiophile: How to find audiophile-grade recordings of Indian musicA look at how to source high-quality tracks and how to train your ears to hear the difference.
Jun 05, 2019
Making of an audiophile: How to get started on the path to musical nirvanaA look into the importance of the tools one needs to get started on the journey of becoming an audiophile.
May 23, 2019
In crediting Narendra Modi with disempowering India's elites, TIME cover story ignores regional parties' achievementsTime Magazine’s cover story on Narendra Modi declaims him as India’s ‘Divider in Chief’ but its lead essay, written by journalist Aatish Taseer, seems to credit the BJP with disempowering the elite, a feat actually achieved by the many regional parties of India.
Apr 29, 2019
A Quantum Leap in the Wrong Direction?: A data-driven look at NDA's policies, but selective in its critiqueA Quantum Leap in the Wrong Direction? claims it moves away ‘from partisan debates that resort to propaganda and provide no answers’ and that ‘the authors rely on an assessment of available official data and other reputable information, and thereby, let the facts speak for themselves.’
Apr 24, 2019
Narendra Modi’s Bollywood blitz, and a bandwagon of political films begs the question: Are we citizens or fans?Over the last few months, PM Narendra Modi has hobnobbed with Bollywood & captured the national conversation
Apr 04, 2019
Lok Sabha polls: Facebook, WhatsApp should boost digital media literacy to supplement its efforts against fighting fake newsFacebook has 2.3 billion ‘citizens’ of its ‘digital nation’ and its time the tech giant is held accountable.
Apr 03, 2019
Voters rate govt 'below average' on governance, says ADR report, holds to account all of India's political classIt turned out that for all 31 categories of performance, across urban and rural voters, the performance of the ruling government was rated 'below average' in the ADR survey. According to the survey, the top two priorities of the 2017 survey remained the same in 2018 — Better Employment Opportunities and Better Hospitals/Primary Healthcare Centers