An essay on a recent dinner-table conversation I had with my family, and why I feel further and further away from my religion than ever before.
Shashi Tharoor’s ‘The Battle of Belonging’: Broad, Brilliant, but Not Bold Enough
Despite being an exhaustive and immersive read, the book falls short of being a real game-changer.
India Can’t Claim Kamala Harris Until It Addresses its Unapologetic Racism
When we repeatedly ask Kamala Harris to embrace her Indian roots, are we ready to accept her blackness?
Identity in the Time of Dissent II: Tricolour Symbolism
An encounter with the social media hate factory over a poster of a tricoloured-hijab-wearing woman.
The Social Wall
A poem on the Muslim experience of living in present-day India.
The Importance of Being a Gandhian Hindu in ‘New India’
To preserve the best tenets of his own faith and the immense diversity of his tradition, a Hindu today must adopt Gandhiji’s brand of all-inclusive and liberal Hinduism or …
What’s Your Religion?
"My religion doesn’t fit your colour scheme."
What My Hometown Ayodhya Taught Me About Pseudo-Nationalism
The definition of nationalism has been subtly manipulated into something that suits the political interests of certain individuals.
Hindutva’s Founder Didn’t Understand India, Nor Do His Followers
V.D. Savarkar, an atheist, was not interested in Hinduism. His only aim was to consolidate political power under the veil of religion.