Feces

Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals
Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

When you begin with a conclusion and backfit “science” to prove it, absurd things happen.The Holy Cow seems to be one such absurdity plaguing India these days. Trumpeting the importance of the cow, the Hindutva right governments are all out to “protect” said cows by preventing all cattle slaughter. While cow slaughter is already banned in […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Women's rights

The #Tehelka Consensus

Extraordinary events ought to be documented somewhere, and when it comes to a media consensus, the secondary chroniclers of our era are bloggers. So I am looking at this moment in amazement where all of India seems to be in complete consensus on several things. This is pretty much the narrow band of reporting on […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

A Life in Clothes – Why now?

I don’t have secrets. They take up too much brain power. I just have so much vivid detail that everything seems like discovering a secret. At the same time, I had never bothered to lay it all out like this. Good choices, bad choices, suffering, glory, all. I did it now, because I realized that […]

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