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 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

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.20

Trump. Starr. Ee i ee i o

Donald Trump has been duly acquitted in his US Senate impeachment trial and since then he has been on a rampage firing senior officials who testified against him. But wait, this is not about Trump and...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.20

D for ... Aishe

All of a sudden the D word is being invoked by our leaders. Did you say Deepika? Well, that too, but the word in question here is democracy. After actress Deepika Padukone's show of solidarity with Ai...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.20

Yahan. Wuhan.

Once upon a time there was an Ovid. The Roman poet wrote Metamorphoses, tales of transformations. And now we have amongst us a COVID-19 or Coronavirus, transforming life as we know it. Ovid’s Metamo...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

The light has gone out...

That day is clearly not far when someone in some position of authority will make new chronology and claim it was Gandhi who killed Godse, and all to score a ruthless electoral point. We saw a trailer ...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.20

Not about Faiz

A temporary faculty member of one of the IITs might have done near-permanent damage to the ethos of the august institution. Dr Vashimant Sharma reportedly lodged a complaint along with 16 others after...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.19

Of mice, men and citizens

India continues to writhe in agony, but Union home minister Amit Shah said last week that the government will remain firm “like a rock” and there is “not even a little” chance of a rethink on ...
By Upala Sen in


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