Voices

This isn’t the north: Why BJP needs to find meatier issues than meat in Karnataka

The chink in the armour of BJP’s Karnataka unit is showing, and the party is stuck talking about eating meat before visiting temples.

‘Wasn’t this city made for you and me?’ Sex workers and their shrinking spaces

With Bengaluru undergoing dramatic changes in the last few decades, street-based sex workers are fighting a new battle – to claim their right to the city.

As Nirav Modi cocks a snook, where is New Delhi's artillery?

The battle lines are drawn by the fraudsters even as the might of the Indian government issues notices.

Tidal Error: Why Tamil Nadu's illegal coastal plan is a recipe for disaster

In their hurry to comply, the Tamil Nadu govt is trying to push through a half-baked, incomplete and dangerous document as a "plan."

Bofors: The Swedes and the Swiss are willing to assist, but will India drop the ball?

The Central Bureau of Investigation asked the Supreme Court to reopen the case that was artificially closed in 2011.

India enters the era of Sanatan Socialism

The Indian government’s latest budget courts the poor with an indigenous brand of socialism, in an election year.

No, it's not just Carnatic: Busting myths about Chennai’s Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha

There are four problematic stereotypes about the Vizha that need to be dismantled, writes activist and volunteer Nityanand Jayaraman.

The Shamir Reuben harassment row, and why women must learn to trust their instincts

It’s a rude reminder that even woke, seemingly practising feminist men, can perpetuate the same misogyny in their personal lives that they speak against.

As TDP vs BJP battle plays out in Andhra, Jagan has no option but to wait and watch

Despite being the ruling party, TDP has occupied the opposition space by criticising ally BJP, putting the YSR Congress under pressure.