Greta Thunberg
People  /  Published 23.04.22

The week that should have been

Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani are left stumped at the teaser launch of Dunki on being asked about why the title of their Christopher Nolan adaptation is two letters too short. Coinciding with th...
By Priyam Marik

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

A Truth Commission for the Northeast

This essay is a letter to my fellow Indians. It’s a prayer, a plea, a proposal for a project, a moral experiment. It was triggered by the emptiness of Independence Day, when a majoritarian, medi...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Foot in the door: CoP26

Closing the CoP26 summit, Alok Sharma, the British president of the conference, said “we’ve kept 1.5 within reach, but its pulse is weak...” Sharma was upset because a last-minute as...
By Gwynne Dyer

World  /  Published 06.11.21

‘Glasgow climate talks a failure’

Greta Thunberg, whose 2018 climate strike inspired the international Fridays for Futures movement, described the UN climate talks in Glasgow as “a failure” on Friday and said, “We ca...
in Glasgow

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.21

Greta storm in a tea cup

When the controversy over Greta Thunberg’s tweet on farmers’ protests erupted in India, Charles Dickens burst into my memory. One of the unforgettable moments in the Dickensian oeuvre is i...
By Valson Thampu


India  /  Published 25.02.21

Disha effect on activism

Friends and co-volunteers of climate activist Disha Ravi, who was granted bail by a Delhi court on Tuesday in the toolkit sedition case, are relieved but not ready to restart their activities immediat...
By K.M. Rakesh in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.21

On dissent and democracy today

One of my neighbours is a friendly student who keeps me up to date. He is sensitive to events and issues, but rarely idolizes them. He expresses feeling only through his guitar. When the Jesuit, Stan ...
By Shiv Visvanathan

India  /  Published 18.02.21

Social media campaign targets Disha Ravi

Joseph, one of the most familiar names in the world, has become a weapon of religious profiling and misinformation in India. Disha Ravi, the young climate activist arrested on the charge of sedition ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 18.02.21

Transit bail for Disha co-accused Nikita

Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit anticipatory bail to advocate Nikita Jacob, a suspect in a case registered by Delhi police in connection with the “toolkit” shared by climate...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 18.02.21

Global support of farmers

India’s official effort to silence condemnation from overseas of the farmers’ protests by telling critics to keep off the country’s “internal matters” does not seem to ha...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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