Home > Authors > Saanya Gulati

Saanya Gulati

  • Seven joys of train travel in India

    To fall asleep in Mumbai and wake up in Bhuj, travelling from Delhi to Kolkata or Lucknow to Varanasi – the journey is endless, but the one connecting factor in my travels across elephant land remains the Indian train. Perhaps a product of the British rule, today she reverberates with the rhythm of...

    Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 7:48pm
  • Vietnam: The contemporary and the less chronicled

    Despite a history most are familiar with, contemporary Vietnam is less chronicled. While my jottings and observations from a six-day trip across Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Ho Chi Minh City may not do justice to this narrative, here is an attempt nonetheless.

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 8:47pm
  • Why Harsh Vardhan’s clarifications on his comments on condoms and sex education are not convincing

    India’s newly appointed Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan’s recent comments on condoms and sex education have shocked many. His responses and clarifications since, have only escalated the media scrutiny. The first wave of criticism started with his interview with The New York Times, in which he...

    Friday, 27 June 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Why should Smriti Irani ‘think out of the textbook’?

    One of Smriti Irani’s first moves as the newly appointed Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister is to introduce ancient Hindu texts in the schooling curriculum.

    Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 4:51pm
  • Why we need to stop demonising the internet and social media

    A video called ‘Look Up’ recently made the rounds on social media garnering over 43 million views. The video cleverly captures the perils of todays wired generation, with a combination of rhyming verses and a romantic encounter between two youth who chance upon each other in a boy-stops-girl-on-...

    Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 3:50pm
  • Why it is too early to dismiss the AAP's relevance in Indian politics

    While the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) resounding success in the 2014 general elections is undisputable, the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is debatable. Many term its performance as a crushing defeat, while others view its victory in four seats in Punjab as commendable for a first...

    Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 12:37pm