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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul the Gandhian

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul the Gandhian

Shoaib Daniyal’s latest India Fix newsletter from Scroll, comes with the subject-line that begins with ‘Pappu to Popular’. This is about the resurrection, if you will, or the rejuvenation of, Rahul Gandhi, as the leader of the Congress.  Daniyal...
Premada KaNike — gift of love?

Premada KaNike — gift of love?

The norm was that my parents would go watch the film first, and if it was child-proof enough, my sister and I would be permitted to watch the film. As it happened, most of Kannada movie Thespian Dr Rajkumar’s movies got past the domestic censors! So early in my...
A Harijan Colony in Shillong

A Harijan Colony in Shillong

First some history. According to a report in The Hindu, residents of Harijan Colony, also known as Punjabi Colony, Sweepers Colony, and Them lew Mawlong, is home to 342 families of Dalit or Mazhabi Sikhs. According to the Harijan Panchayat Committee, they “were...