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Jul 24, 2016
Tamil cinema, imagination, the fans and how all of this blurs lines between fantasy and realityThis segment is based on Pandian’s anthropological work with another major star of Tamil cinema, Karthi Sivakumar, on a film shoot for Siruthai that came out a couple of years ago.
Feb 02, 2016
'Try renting an apartment using a Muslim name': Tharoor pens letter in response to Twitter spat with KherShashi Tharoor defended his argument against Anupam Kher's comment in a column on NDTV calling it absurd. He pointed out that it was perhaps the minorities in the country who had to struggle much harder to be accepted, something that the majority Hindus take for granted.
Oct 04, 2015
Book Excerpt: They eat meat! The pursuit of an illicit egg in GujaratCooking more than one egg at the same time was the same as getting caught.
Aug 14, 2015
Book Excerpt: The 'bhaiya' and the Mizo - a tale of unlikely brothers in the NortheastAnand Ranganathan’s novel For Love and Honour (Bloomsbury) is set in the northeast in the jungles of Mizoram with its Mizo National Front camps as well as more genteel tea estates.
Aug 13, 2015
Ma and Samiran Uncle were in bed: An excerpt from The FirebirdArray
May 08, 2015
India doesn't need a dictator, won't curb freedom of speech: PM Modi tells Time magazineJust a few days ahead of another foreign trip, to China, PM Modi in an exclusive interview Time Magazine speaks about an array of issues — from religion, terrorism to freedom of speech and relationships with other countries.
Apr 28, 2015
Who needs Sunny Leone: Ancient Indian erotica is less coy and a whole lot hotterAlthough Kothari does have quite a few interesting pieces, it clearly isn't enough to make a book.
Mar 20, 2015
Ashley Judd speaks out against Twitter abuse, childhood rapeIn a moving piece linking online violence and rape, actor Ashley Judd wrote an op-ed in Mic after she faced extremely sexist and violent comments on Twitter for her tweet on a basketball game.
Mar 17, 2015
The West Bengal gang-rape and church attacks have left me aghast: A nun speaks outReacting to the incident, principal of Sophia College for Women in Mumbai, Dr Ananda Amritmahal , writes in Quartz that the incident was first an attack on womankind, then an attack on Christians and also an attack on nuns.
Mar 09, 2015
'There was nothing human in him': A journalist's account of her under cover life as an IS militant's fianceIn her quest to find out what inspired youngsters and youth today to get radicalised and join terrorist groups like Islamic State, this young journalist went under cover, joined the young Muslim community online and created a fake profile on Facebook and Twitter and almost married a Islamic State militant.