A poem on how how powerful players muzzle people with knowledge and the power of reason while letting ignorance and a herd mentality thrive.
A Bird’s-Eye View From Chattarpur Metro Station
Part observation and part rumination, a poem on religion, rationality, empathy and hypocrisy.
God, Religion and Chicken Curry: Questions From My 8-Year-Old During Lockdown
Over the past few weeks, she has asked me about life, death, god, online classes vs. classroom teaching, meat dishes vs. vegetarian dishes, among other things.
The Social Wall
A poem on the Muslim experience of living in present-day India.
How Hulu’s ‘Ramy’ is Reclaiming the Narrative on Religion
The series has won accolades for its honest and matter-of-fact portrayal of a practising Muslim.
Musings of an Anti-National
'Sometimes I think I'm living a nightmare – how easy it is to kill, but so tough to care?'
Charisma and the Will to Deceive is All You Need to Start a Cult
These cults, from time immemorial, have deceived people and they continue to do so in the name of salvation and attainment of eternal peace.
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."