15th August 1947 is not just India’s Independence day. It is also the day my grandparents, with millions of other refugees, moved to India from East Pakistan. Continue reading Partition, 1947: My most brutal tryst with history
Has India’s quantitative expansion of its higher education system failed to qualitatively discover itself? Continue reading Why India Needs Good Social Scientists
A few years ago, a dear friend of mine and I had a very heated debate on the topic of caste based reservation. While my friend attributed reservation as a right thing, I kept arguing on the negative aspects on … Continue reading Caste, Reservation and where we (The General Category) go wrong
I once had the fortunate opportunity to talk to a famous History professor, one of India’s most eminent historians and a pioneer in the field of Ancient Indian history. She explained to me the concept of identity, and how India … Continue reading Being and feeling Indian at the same time.
Censorship in India is a cause for anyone with a creative bent of mind, who has the capability to believe that they can judge. Anything even mildly offensive to anyone, if released into the public domain faces the brunt of … Continue reading India’s culture of censorship.
“I want to follow my passion”, I remember telling my parents 8 years ago, when I completed my secondary school examinations. And my passion was Humanities, a subject I always loved and which loved me back. I was never very … Continue reading How hard is it to follow your passion?
In 2011, there was an uproar in Delhi University, when an academic article by linguist A.K Ramanujan (no, this is not the mathematician), was removed from the B.A Program course, because it hurt ‘religious sentiments’. The article was called, ‘300 … Continue reading Learning to learn, and manipulating education.
Being a woman is amazing. You are graceful, beautiful and wonderful. At least that’s how I believe myself to be. A woman is someone who makes and breaks the world – without women, the earth would be a barren land … Continue reading A free bird in this wide world, chained with shackles.