Brought up by an Assamese father and a Bengali Hindu mother, for the longest time I didn't know about the cultural fault line dividing these communities.
Ravish Kumar thinks 'Rambha Ho Ho Ho' should be 'the nationalist song'. So I set Modi's actions to it.
I always thought of my home, Jammu, as a place of tolerance and tranquility. Not anymore.
It's not enough to just be against nationalism. The new political movement needs to offer people a vision of harmony and true democracy.
V.D. Savarkar, an atheist, was not interested in Hinduism. His only aim was to consolidate political power under the veil of religion.
Being anti-Indian has become one of the ways to exude national pride in Nepal. Both countries need to fix that.
Hyper-nationalism, cow vigilantism, anti-Romeo squads, communalism, rising fuel prices – there's an increasingly hostile chaos brewing in our country (and in our heads).
'I'm the new curtain over the fourth estate.'
As an Indian, what's the best way to avoid the month-long football FOMO? Put your metaphorical eggs into the German, French, Spanish, English or Belgian basket.