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Mayank Tewari

  • It's always the victim's fault; she is a woman of loose morals!

    Almost as a rule now, every time I hear about a case of rape I automatically assume that the victim is a woman with extremely low moral standards, that she conducts herself in such a way that men are attracted to her like bees to a pot of honey, and that she is a woman with a dubious reputation. I...

    Friday, 4 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • When gadgets and rationality fail to provide answers

    These days I feel scared going to bed: who knows what would have vanished when I wake up? All around me abound silly scientific explanations sans evidence. I won’t call a man dead till I see a man dead or am explained the events leading up to it. Perhaps by the time you are reading this someone...

    Friday, 21 March 2014 - 6:05am
  • To Bob Marley, who gives Kerala police sleepless nights

    Dear Mr Marley, Apologies for disturbing your great jam in the sky and many thanks in advance for taking time and reading my message. I am on holiday in Kerala with my wife and would not have interrupted my life or yours if the urgency of the matter at hand had not constricted me to take this...

    Friday, 7 March 2014 - 9:00am
  • Where the mind is full of fear and head hangs in shame

    Ever since Penguin India decided to pulp Wendy Doniger’s Hindus, I have been battling a strange sense of unease. When a society turns fascist, it is not cheated by its politicians but by its intellectuals. I am worried something very wrong is going to happen in India once again because the...

    Friday, 21 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • The similarities between WWF bouts and TV debates

    Every now and then I find myself obsessively pursuing a new interest like a schoolboy. The habit is unhealthy but it helps me with my work. My obsession initially presents itself as an idea promising the illicit and slowly takes over the productive chunks of my working day.

    Friday, 24 January 2014 - 9:08am
  • A filmmaker's philosopher and a philosopher's filmmaker

    On January 17, Om Darbadar, the cult classic that unites (and divides) all streams of Indian cinema, will be re-released more than 25 years after it was first released in 1988. The release of the film has special meaning for me because I am lucky enough to count the maverick director of the film...

    Friday, 10 January 2014 - 10:18am
  • Arvind Kejriwal provides us with a revolutionary idea in these cynical times

    In all likelihood, unless I am too wasted to step out of a Gurgaon apartment, come Saturday, December 28, I hope to find myself immersed in the crowd gathered at the Ram Lila grounds to witness Arvind Kejriwal take the oath of the office of the Chief Minister of Delhi.

    Friday, 27 December 2013 - 7:47am
  • Why the SC judgment on Section 377 makes sense

    A few mornings ago I woke up with a resolve and did something I had not done in years: I went to the Supreme Court website and downloaded a judgment. After the reading the 92-page long document I am convinced that the Supreme Court has come in for unfair criticism and most of the people...

    Monday, 16 December 2013 - 10:02am
  • Seduction, if it works; otherwise, lapse of judgment

    Journalists are obsessed with sex. In journalism school my professor warned me against thinking too much about sex: People who have sex ‘in’ their head don’t have it in the right place. Unfortunately, perhaps due to pathological conditions that can be reduced to electro-chemical states of my...

    Friday, 29 November 2013 - 9:12am
  • A callous remark reveals popular perception about rape

    Just when we thought there was no way out of the mess we find ourselves in, just when hope was dying, just when we thought corruption will eat us up like cancer, the CBI director, Ranjit Sinha, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the organization, has some advice for the nation: If you...

    Friday, 15 November 2013 - 9:30am

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