MARCH 2016

MARCH 2016

Cover Story and Featured Stories

In its attempt to spin a web of lies the BJP has been caught red handed 
Anand Teltumbde Mumbai 

If anyone thinks that Modi can be persuaded by public appeals, pluralist ideas and logical arguments, then, it seems, they will be sadly mistaken
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Like Beethoven's ‘Ode to Joy’, JNU celebrates the culture of dissent and intellectual freedom
Amit Sengupta Delhi 

The barometer of a good movie is that it makes us think, talk, debate about it and Aligarh ticks all 
those boxes
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata

A spate of awards for Mad Max: Fury Road, more success for Inarritu and a win at last for DiCaprio notwithstanding, the elephant in the room was race
Dhruba Basu Delhi 

Between the bully and the boor, the BJP regime in the state has lost its plot
Bhupendra Yadav Bengaluru 

Brendon McCullum made both cricket and the New Zealand team better
Sandeep Kumar & Akshay Sharma Delhi 

With JNU striking a complex chord in the Valley, Kashmir today appears to be at the crossroads once again. There is a deepening disillusionment with the Indian State, its policies and political discourse
Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal Srinagar

It will need a wise government to understand this ‘ highly intelligent disruption’ so that our society does not lapse into nasty, brutish mob violence
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

An eyewitness recollects the horrors which unfolded during the Jat agitation. Many innocent lives were lost needlessly while the government was caught napping
Hardnews Bureau Delhi  

Students at Jadavpur University have already built their rainbow scaffolding, and they are not backing out
Arshia Dhar Kolkata 

The FTII freedom struggle was powered by the sheer love for cinema. A longform diary account captures the unfortunate sequence of events over the past one year
Ritwick Goswami Pune