Despite living in several cities across India over the past 50 years and thinking of myself as more Indian than English, I cannot look upon August 15 as Independence …
Tag: 75 years of independence
Gender Disparity: How We Are Conditioned by Family and Popular Media
As India completes 75 years of Independence, the inherent contradictions within Indian society that tend to accentuate gender disparity need to be actively addressed.
‘Garm Hawa’ Showed the Dilemmas and Choices of Muslims in 1947 and Remains Relevant Even Today
In M.S. Sathyu’s film, both the Muslim and Hindu characters are examples of tolerance, kindness and restraint.
The Pain of Partition, as Seen in the Literature of Many Languages
Novels, stories, poetry – there were many ways that authors expressed what they saw during that harrowing time and after.
August 15, Midnight
A poem on Indians taking power back from our colonial oppressors.
August – The Month of Death
This poem is about my birthday, my country's birthday, the flag politics and the wound that never heals.
Memories, Pain, Remorse: A Partition Portrait Gallery
“I’ve waited 50 years to tell my story,” Parkashwanti said, “so please be patient.”
Independent India in 75 Years Has Not Fulfilled All Expectations of the Dalitbahujan
The future of India and its people of all castes and communities now depends on the survival of the Constitution in its present form.
India Has Come a Long Way Since 1947, But Much Still Needs to Be Done
The need of the hour is to reorient policies built on equity, not only economic, political and social, but also ecological and environmental.
Memories of Old Hurts and Grudges That We Carry for Years on End
In his new novel 'The Anatomy of Loss', Arjun Raj Gaind remembers an innocent life in Punjab before it was torn by militancy and state power.