Sabarimala, gau rakshaks, and the Smriti Irani-Kamal Haasan debate
We needn’t calibrate our debate responses with the intent to appeal to western sensibilities. We can offer our own narrative based on a dharmic worldview. Read More
Should India strive to become the largest exporter of beef in the world?
The export of beef has distorted not only the composition of the buffalo herd of India, it has distorted the traditional balance between the number ... Read More
The Spirit of Shambo (2007) Lives on: The Bull about Beef and a Metaphor for Dharmic Ethics
(Some events within this piece are a flashback – they occurred in July 2007. They are a TRUE dialogue based exclusively on an e-mail conversation ... Read More
Beef against Beef
“Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks:they're only animals.” - Theodor W. Adorno On 30 September, the Delhi edition of the Indian ... Read More
Where was Nayantara Sahgal when India Actually Needed Her?
When the news about Jawaharlal Nehru’s niece Nayantara Sahgal returning the “prestigious” Sahitya Akademi Award began to trend on Twitter the Twitter handle @AmartyaTalks aptly ... Read More