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Harini Calamur

  • Questionable priorities

    For an aspirational media, the Boko Haram massacre or Jharkhand elections are fringe issues

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • I am not Perumal Murugan, but I very well could be...

    Author Perumal Murugan has withdrawn all his books in the light of relentless hounding by right wing groups who claim to be the sole representatives of society and religion. What was the controversy and what are its implications?

    Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 12:43pm
  • Explained: Who is Nigeria's Boko Haram?

    All you need to know about the organisation that is spreading its tentacles slowly across Northern Nigeria

    Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 5:45pm
  • Charlie Hebdo shootout: Assuaging bigots is not the answer

    Yesterday’s terror attack at the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris that killed 12 people, mostly cartoonists and journalists, felt extremely personal. People were killed because they caused offense. The job of the media is to cause offense. If we aren’t offending someone, somewhere on...

    Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 4:16pm
  • PK controversy: Protest, but don't be a pest

    It is that time of the year when publicity hungry groups go chasing movies they want to ban.

    Monday, 29 December 2014 - 9:50pm
  • On its Foundation Day: What the Congress needs to do to revive itself

    The Indian National Congress celebrated Foundation Day on Sunday. 130 years ago, the first session of the party was held in Mumbai. In these 130 years, the Congress has fought many battles – lost some, won some others. 

    Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 7:48pm
  • Chilling tales of brutality unleashed by IS on Yazidi women documented in Amnesty report

    The Amnesty USA Report on “Torture and Sexual Slavery in Islamic State captivity in Iraq” makes for difficult and brutal reading.

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 12:41am
  • An historic 2014

    Tectonic political shifts, space exploration and global terrorism mark the year

    Thursday, 25 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • Uber cab rape: Beyond the outrage

    The first step to tackling crime against women calls for radical attitudinal changes

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 4:00pm
  • Uber cab rape: Why the ‘boys will be boys’ mentality needs urgent change

    Radio cab services allow you to believe that you are safe. Last Saturday, I was out with friends, and I booked a radio cab service to take me home. As is my normal practice, I ordered a cab a few hours before the time I planned to leave. The service, after accepting the request and confirming...

    Monday, 8 December 2014 - 3:15pm