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Opinion  /  Published 20.06.21

The hand that moves the bottle...

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By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 13.06.21

U-turns And I

Not all turns are partywards, some are issue-based. PM Modi just did a U-turn on the Centre’s vaccination policy. The BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma ‑ who till April was saying “what Co...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.21

Judgeasana

Indeed, Ramdev has been busy. Every time someone took umbrage at his claims, he spun around them with the agility and moves of a yoga maestro. When the health minister pulled him up for denting the mo...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.21

Twada privacy privacy, sadda privacy?

When Rushdie created Reverend Mother Naseem, the all-knowing mother in Midnight’s Children who could enter her daughters’ dreams at will, he wasn’t thinking of end-to-end encryption....
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 25.04.21

Do we owe Pappu an apology?

Sometime end-2008, in order to mobilise young voters to cast their votes in the Delhi elections, the Election Commission launched the Pappu Can’t Vote campaign. The idea behind it was to suggest...
By Upala Sen

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Opinion  /  Published 18.04.21

We are who we vote for

That is not to say that Ardern has no critics, needs no advice. As it has been continuously reported, the country’s vaccination programme is like the moa bird that could be found there once ‑ ...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.21

Why give Romeo a bad name?

We in India have loved Romeo for the longest time, though in our interpretation, he will always be less than Devdas. In the 1987 film Dance Dance, Cobra…sorry, Mithunda rolls his bedroom eyes a...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.21

Dada-O-Dada

No, I don’t agree with Mahua Moitra when she says the PM is catcalling the CM whenever he drawls "Didi-O-Didi". He is basically intoning a chauvinism that is so old that it is reflexiv...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 14.03.21

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Ajay Mohan

Recently, Adityanath kicked off his Kerala campaign, wherein he told people of the Indian state with the highest proportion of literate persons that its state government had failed to restrict the spr...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.21

The Unbearable Loneliness of Being

It takes all kinds. So there is one country in the world though that has a dedicated department for propaganda and agitation. It is the responsibility of this department to portray prosperous and peac...
By Upala Sen


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