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How To Write About Hindus With The Left Hand 

A subcontinental tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina’s cliché shattering How To Write About Africa. Please note: this is a…

The Other China

(An essay on David Eimer’s The Emperor Far Away.)

There is something about homogeneity that is deeply attractive to revolutionaries. A revolution (or a Great…

The Age of Bharat

Welcome to the year which marks an epochal moment in Indian history. For years we have spoken about two nations in one geography — India and Bharat. What did we mean by that…

10 Reasons Why The Legal Notice Against PK Does Nothing For Hinduism

1. An organisation called the ‘Hindu Legal Cell’ has filed legal notice on theAamir Khan film PK. I called a series of people…

Publications edited by HindolSengupta

Where we fight the idea that there is only one idea of India. What you ought to talk about when you talk about India.  

10 New #illridewithyou

1. #illridewithyou every step of the way towards a new reformist zeal within the religion that takes it away from violence and apostasy beliefs

10 Reasons Why I Support Kissing In Public In India

1. Because a kiss in the crowds is delicious serendipity, of the most delicious kind.

Friendship in the time of ideology

We are at one of those moments in our history, we in India, that is, when nations have acute, often troubling conversations with themselves. These are not…

How Raja Rammohun Roy proves that both Chetan Bhagat and his critics are wrong.

It is that time in those years when Chetan Bhagat writes a book, and millions buy it, and many hurl…

Dear Mr Khaliq, stop trying to scare us to win votes

Dear Mr Khaliq,

As a senior journalist, I usually keep away from responding directly to the essays or articles…

What the Mahabharat teaches about invincibility in war

Today I chanced upon the tale of Barbarik in the Mahabharat. It has the most delicious philosophical paradox. Barbarik is the son…

How one voice changed India’s grand autumnal festival forever

If you ask Bengalis, across generations and measures of intellectual snobbery, there are few things they agree on.