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They Say – Vaishnavi Namdeo, Bareilly

They say, 'Check on your dress' They say, 'Why showing that bra strap?' They say, 'Why you go after 9?' They say, 'How...

The Saints Came Marching – Dev Vrat Sharma, Rajasthan

They came in a likeness of a pageant, marching. Huge figures, tall, short, middle statured: almost of all humanly possible dimensions; pot bellied, with...

An Affair – Priya Hajela, Pune

She rushes in, her shiny sari tied up above her round and firm belly, just below her tailored padded blouse. She walks with...

Nakkeerar – Nithya Sridharan, London

It was a strange day at the little store I managed. We were buzzing with the excitement of the big boss who was coming...

‘Argumentative Indian’ exposes the nonsense arguments of Censor Board

Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) decision to not permit Suman Ghosh’s much expected documentary ‘Argumentative Indian’ shows new heights of cultural emergency that...

Don’t teach women how to wear, ask your sons to respect women – Thasni Salim & Praveen Pilassery

Women are taught for long by ‘men’ gendered society, the rules and codes of conduct a woman should follow in life. It has been...

70 children succumbed to death due to lack of oxygen supply in Gorakhpur Medical College Hospital in Uttar Pradesh – Thasni Salim

It is tragic to hear that more than 70 children died within a week in Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College due to lack...

Can a misbehaviour compensated by money? Minors stamped on their face with an entrance stamp in Bhopal Jail – Thasni Salim

Rakshabandan is one of the prominent ritual celebrated by Hindu community in India.  In every rakshabandan the brother promises his sister that he will...

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Resurrection

i have arrived at my altar. hark! i rise, i flourish, i pirouette on my one toe and float like a...
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Stalking Prisons

The streets are empty with no one in sight, I check the big clock of the tower behind the basilic of Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s 2 o’clock on a mid-summer Tuesday afternoon. Everything’s shut. Everyone’s resting. My heart’s hitting the walls of its all so tight ribcage, as I need to cross the brightly lit square and go to the other side.

Revisiting Ambedkar’s Vision of ‘United States of India’: Can It Stand as Modern India’s Viable Alternative?

In April 2020, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor waded into the debate, arguing that a Presidential system would prevent the “one-man show” that the Indian system has evolved into. The proponents of this line of thought also cite the United States' (relative) political stability as one of the key reasons to support their argument. The proposal challenges the Indian Constitution’s “Basic structure doctrine” decided by the Supreme Court in the Kesavananda Bharathi case. However, this requires further examination: a Presidential form of government might fix some of India’s political gridlock, but it may also open Pandora’s Box, releasing a whole wake of issues in its place. This includes a politically biased Supreme Court and horse-trading of MPs on a scale unheard in Indian politics.

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Resurrection

i have arrived at my altar. hark! i rise, i...

Stalking Prisons

The streets are empty with no one in sight, I check the big clock of the tower behind the basilic of Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s 2 o’clock on a mid-summer Tuesday afternoon. Everything’s shut. Everyone’s resting. My heart’s hitting the walls of its all so tight ribcage, as I need to cross the brightly lit square and go to the other side.