Sukhman Dhillon

What makes a Kashmiri?

The Kashmir I knew got stuck in time and froze like Dal lake in Chille Kalaan, writes Aditia Bhalla One of the earliest memories I have of Srinagar is my grandmother asking me to head over to the local baker’... Read More...

Nomads of the Desert

Kalbeliyas were known for their dance and music, today they struggle to make ends meet With their gypsy features of light eyes and tan skin, they are hard to miss on the New Delhi traffic lights, selling last... Read More...

The Interrogation

Arif Ayaz Parrey imagines the questioning of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya by the Delhi police A Thulla (a passive aggressive term for a policeman) to Umar and Anirban:  Why did you organise an anti-na... Read More...

Bad Feminists?

Being a woman is just not enough anymore to choose who gets the chance to steer a powerful country writes Bushra Ahmed With its furious debates, patriotic hyperboles and glitzy campaign drama, nothing is more ... Read More...

Resisting the Binary

Academics Harmony Siganporia and Nosipho Mngomezulu share their thoughts on student protests from India and South Africa Have you heard from New Delhi? Have you heard from Cape Town? Every day this week, we ha... Read More...

JNU: What Actually Happened

Harshit Agarwal, who posted the following message on Quora in response to the question was in JNU when the first clashes took place on 9th February I am a JNU student studying right now and also happen to be a... Read More...

JNU: Anti-Nationals or Free Thinkers?

I don’t want khoon ka tilak or goliyon ki aarti, I don’t want Afzal in every house either. All I want is a campus back to normalcy writes Violina Bohra, a resident at Jawaharlal Nehru University My father is t... Read More...

Harassed at Work? So What

The recent appointment of R.K. Pachauri as Vice President of TERI, despite allegations of sexual harassment, prove that India is not ready to stand up for its professional women There is a huge disconnect betw... Read More...

Tibet No More, No Less

As the Reclaim Tibet movement kicks off next week, Naina Sharma undertakes a field study of Mcleodganj and discovers the mutually exclusive relationship between politics and spirituality Even though India ha... Read More...

The General is a Lady

India has appointed the first woman Director General of its Paramilitary Forces When the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a Paramilitary Force that patrols India’s border with Nepal and Bhutan announced two years ag... Read More...

Freedom of Oppression

A university has no room for caste politics. But the centre insists. Universities are places of idealism. A safe, progressive environment for you to discover, debate, understand and eventually come to terms wi... Read More...

A Taste for Poison

The lucrative business that is cobra venom Lanky, sweaty and beady eyed. He is constantly twitching. With each new jerk, his gaunt body threatens to give away. Conscious of the stares his disco body is induci... Read More...

India’s Rising Ghetto Class

A day in the fragmented life of our unique urbanisation 42-year-old Ram Kumar is waiting for his wife to arrive at the Old Delhi Railway Station. Tired of standing in the small patch of sunlight escaping throu... Read More...