Articles by Saib Bilaval
Sep 04, 2018
Shashi Tharoor's flashy performance and idealistic prose at JNU can't mask glaring contradictions in his discourseSeveral contradictions between speech and practice—regarding centrism, student politics, Hinduism, government policy and the NSUI—went largely unanswered in the polemics of Shashi Tharoor’s prose of idealism
Mar 08, 2018
Demolition of Lenin statue in Tripura was a show of power indicative of BJP's push towards saffronisationWhile in other places, the dismantling of statues marked change already taken place, in Tripura, the act seems to have taken place to force a change.
Dec 10, 2017
From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed IndiaOver the past few weeks, we've been seeing a range of articles on how Indian polity and society have changed since the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The Ram Janmabhoomi movement (along with the India-China War of 1962 and the Emergency milieu) was a crucial turning point in the political fortunes of the Hindu right. It is, however, important to point out what all has changed in terms of polity, state policy and social responses in India since the Modi government first came to power in 2014.
Nov 20, 2017
Harvey Weinstein case shows how Hillary Clinton is feminism’s worst nightmareHarvey Weinstein's proximity to Democratic Party elites shines a light on how Hillary Clinton has been counterproductive to the cause of feminism.
Sep 08, 2017
JNU Student Union elections: Left party candidate fears ABVP victory will usher in a fascist era at universitySaib Bilaval met with Geeta Kumari, JNU Students Union Presidential Candidate from the Left Unity Panel for an interview where they had discussions on wide-ranging topics, ahead of the Presidential debate.
Sep 06, 2017
JNUSU elections highlight widening gap between public opinion and political discourse on campusThis year's JNUSU elections, while marked by a lot of hype and news coverage, betray a stark lack of policy ideas and substantive debate among students.
Aug 25, 2017
Privatisation of education, prisons, infrastructure won't yield results; our public assets are not meant to be soldPrivatisation through disinvestment, subsidising private corporations in profit-making ventures, and economic planning to serve private interests are the hallmark of this government's policy.
Jun 28, 2017
Moradabad Massacre: How misleading narratives, biased research were used to discredit the LeftTo portray the Left as having played a communal role in the aftermath of the violence at Moradabad would be a fallacy.
Apr 02, 2017
There is no such thing as a BJP moderate and short-sighted media must see that sooner than laterThis article seeks to argue that the BJP has gotten down to business - at the home stretch of expanding and consolidating its base by communal, caste, and propaganda means, it seeks to implement its Hindutva-informed version of an ideal India. And the time for "moderate"-projection is long gone, as is it for reckless byte-sized speculation.
Apr 01, 2017
Finance bill in India, Donald Trump's budget: Legislatures of stealth and rise of the Right statesIn the US, however, there are more, if not as many people opposing Trump and his party’s policies, and the media