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Opinion  /  Published 26.07.20

Agar Aisa Hota: What if Gandhi tweeted?

You know you are looking at a platform worth the note, if not reckoning, when a Union minister congratulates his Prime Minister for his vast following on the same. Recently, railway minister Piyush Go...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.20

Don’t give a horse a bad name

Just because so much is being said of horse trading, there is no reason to think poorly of equines. Horses have evolved from a small multi-toed creature, the Eohippus, over 50 and more million ye...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

Lords and the ladies of Marylebone Cricket Club

If you look closely, every celebrated institution has a low ceiling where there should be just open sky. Every time the ceiling cracks, headlines rain. First This, First That, First The Other... to ac...
By Upala Sen in Una

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.20

A mouthful of hate

A pregnant elephant in Kerala ventured out of Palakkad’s Silent Valley into a nearby village and consumed a pineapple laden with firecrackers --- some reports claim it was a coconut. A mouthful of h...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.20

Over their dead bodies

A night of close encounters. In the skies there bloomed a swollen moon, extra bright, blistered red, all of it from swinging a bit too close to the Earth. There was perigee unravelling on ground too. ...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.20

Taj Mahal – A love story

When Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal, little did he know that the intimate immaculate nod to all that the begum sahiba stirred in him would be appropriated by future leaders to make love to thos...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

CAA and the mute button

There is that thing politicians will say after any poll result. No, not the one about EVM tampering. The defeated side also says: “We respect the people’s verdict, their voice.” Respect. People....
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.19

Mera Onion Mahan

These days, for obvious reasons, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman is not the most popular of politicians. But that cannot be reason enough to put words in her mouth or… onions. Last week, the finance minister ...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.20

Walk for home

As one part of India coped with a work-from-home situation, another part has started to walk towards home. Home to Bulandshahr, Bareilly, Jhabua, Ganjam, Champaran. Among them were Durga Prasad, Pintu...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.20

Here’s looking at you, Kid

India is no longer a “developing” country, at least not according to the amended list published by the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Classification of countries is commo...
By Upala Sen in


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