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Articles by Rakesh Mehar
Articles by Rakesh Mehar
Rape is about power and control, not ‘uncontrollable lust’, and the narrative needs to change
Till we abandon the moral view of rape in terms of lust, depravity and shame, we can't get at the politics of power it represents.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 18:39
Review: ‘Happy New Year’ is a mix of romances that could be summed up with an Archies card
The intensity of a strong romance gets diluted among the five stories, none of which manage to deliver a powerful emotional core.
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 15:56
‘Darkness doesn’t come all at once’: Anti-Aadhaar lawyer’s dire warning as SC hearing ends
Datar was responding to the Attorney General’s argument that Aadhaar being made compulsory should not be an issue.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 20:11
Why Aadhaar leaks should worry you, and is biometrics really safe?
What’s worrying is that the UIDAI seems to always be in denial mode over security concerns.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 13:16
The RSS man that Yeddyurappa blames for Eshwarappa's rebellion: Who is he and what is his role?
Santhosh has long distrusted Yeddyurappa for putting his caste loyalties ahead of the party’s best interest, say party sources.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:13
When govt runs the liquor business: Why TN is erupting now in anger against its TASMAC shops
Anti-liquor protests are not new to Tamil Nadu, but the scale and intensity of protests have grown greatly in recent months.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 17:57
Man with a golden heart: This Coimbatore doctor tells his patients to pay what they want
Dr Mahadevan has been treating HIV-positive persons for long, and donates a large portion of his fee to various causes.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 18:35
Review: ‘Raga’ wants to be about its blind protagonists, but refuses to see itself through them
The film puts a blind couple at the centre of the narrative, only to use them as moral mirrors for the able-bodied characters on screen.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 14:44
Review: ‘Chakravarthy’ tries to sell a tired story with dull action and cliched patriotism
Darshan as the eponymous Chakravarthy plays out the done-to-death role of the good man who goes outside the law for society and country.
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 16:17
Local calculus bags victory for Cong in Nanjangud, Gundlupet; BJP wave falters
Caste factors and campaigning modes proved costly for the BJP in the bye-polls, but can Congress carry through to the 2018 Assembly polls?
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 15:17