Riots

  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • Narendra Modi needs to do much more to reach out to Muslims

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "He is an expert in turning a lie into the truth. It is the BJP's principle to divide the nation and rule. Wherever the BJP...

  • Media has been unrelenting after Muzaffarnagar riots; it was inert before

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    'The media is the voice of the voiceless. It did a splendid job on the Muzaffarnagar riots,' but if it had seen a pattern in...

  • Secularism in winter

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Secularism needs to break free of Modi-obsession and walk with new muscular energy I came back from the relief camps of Muzaffarnagar's riot victims, ...

  • India is changing and it's in the positive direction

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A year can be almost an eternity in a country like India: last December, there was a sense of doom and gloom around us. Angry...

  • Leaders speak of riots and its victims but fail to provide the healing touch

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Why does an underworld don who offered the Indian cricket team Toyota cars if they beat Pakistan in Sharjah in 1986 become a resident of...

  • Junglistan's poverty line: Meal for Rs 12 is possible

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Panchayat elections are almost a year away but already Junglistan is talking about them. Every day begins with a cup of chaya at Ittooppu's tea...

  • Has BJP erred in projecting Narendra Modi?

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    Narendra Modi's remarks likening the 2002 riots in Gujarat to puppies coming under a speeding car has understandably caused an uproar. It has brought home,...

  • Modi presents the media with its toughest 'neutrality' test

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If elections were to be held in the social media, Narendra Modi would almost certainly be 'crowned' Prime Minister. Modi has more than 17 lakh...

  • 1984 Anti-Sikh riots verdict: The pen was mighty but the hands were trembling

    Priyanka's Space |  Priyanka Dube
    It was nothing like anything. The scenes that unfolded at the Karkardooma Court post 2:40 pm on 30th April 2013 were a bewildering reminder of...

  • Riders on the storm

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Muslims are seeking a new narrative in Gujarat beyond victimhood The land of historic Gandhian satyagrahas like Kheda, Bardoli and the Dandi March, Gujarat ...

  • Ayodhya 1992, Gujarat 2002, Mumbai 2012

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Two decades is almost a third of the journey that independent India has covered since 1947. It's been a long journey, chequered with events that...

  • North-East: a volcano waiting to erupt

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Around a week ago, I was chatting with a friend wherein I remember mentioning that there was more to the Mumbai rioting of August 11...

  • Assam riot victims need our sensitivity, not our prejudice

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In an emotionally surcharged and polarised polity, even riot politics can become a zero sum game. So, any television debate on Gujarat 2002 must necessarily...

  • Helpless in a court of law

    Plain and Simple |  Parikshit Luthra
    A person often looks helpless and vulnerable in front of his wife or on the hospital bed and maybe even in the court room. How...

  • Modi's 'Sadbhavana' and the horror of 2002

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Has Gujarat really moved on ten years after the terrible violence of 2002? The answer depends on who the question is asked to. Chief minister...

  • Has social networking lost its shine after the London Riots?

    Mostly Harmless |  Jhinuk Sen
    Twitter saved lives in the tragic moments after the Mumbai blasts last month and Facebook gave a platform to the Egypt-Libya uprisings. Blackberry Messengers seems...

  • Shining Faith in Kandhamal

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    What would you do if your wife was raped, your brother killed or your home burnt. In front of your eyes. A mob holds an...

  • Why Indian celebrities are afraid to be political

    Write Wing |  Namrata Kilpady
    The Congress is not wrong when it asks Amitabh Bachchan to take a stand on the Gujarat riots of 2002. Bachchan spelt out earlier this...