Life, Leisure, Letters

How to invent a martyr

Everybody loves a martyr in India. And the intensity of love is so great that if some group finds no...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 22 Mar 2018, 03:07

A critique of Nehruvian Consensus

In a country where public discourse is still hugely influenced by Left-liberals, it takes guts to come out with a...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 25 Feb 2018, 01:13

The age of flippancy

Public opinion, they say, is fickle. We, however, have redefined fickleness: changing one’s views on a subject without much discernment,...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 23 Dec 2017, 11:26

It’s right to offend that makes speech free

What Churchill said about buildings—we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us—is equally true for ideas. Further, bad ideas always...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 26 Nov 2017, 11:27

Talibanization in India

The controversy surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati underlines a disturbing fact about India: it is impossible for a filmmaker to...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 20 Nov 2017, 11:08

Political inertia, cultural indifference make us a ‘fear society’

Ravi Shanker Kapoor’s latest book, There is No Such Thing as Hate Speech, published recently by Bloomsbury, is a timely and...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 01 Nov 2017, 01:25

BHU’s VC is a disgrace; should be prosecuted

That a Neanderthal man is the Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is shame enough; that Girish Chandra...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 08 Oct 2017, 01:45

Evolving with Subramanian Swamy: A Roller Coaster Ride

Nobody likes or dislikes Subramanian Swamy; they love or hate him. He is fortunate enough that his wife, Roxna, belongs...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 02 Oct 2017, 11:09

SC frees Indians from netas

The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision by nine judges, declared privacy “as an intrinsic part of the right to...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 30 Aug 2017, 11:10

Culture of intolerance in the name of culture

The complaint filed against actor Kamal Haasan by a fringe group, Hindu Makkal Katchi, for hosting Bigg Boss Tamil is...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 14 Jul 2017, 12:54
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