At the very onset, I agree with the majority opinion that there is no reason to demonise or iconize politicians of today. But it goes on, sometimes in the name of state pride, sometimes in the name of caste or community. Read more

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After hearing the non-committal replies of two young leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Choudhary, I am convinced that our political system is too fragile to restrain khaps and their diktats. Read more

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A few years back while hunting stories for our India Yatra series, I bumped into Phoolmati. As she walked into a dilapidated house in Ramma Khera village with a heavy stack of hay on her head, someone in the rustic crowd said, ‘Yeh vidhayak ji ki patni hai’( She is wife of an MLA). Read more

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Watching television the other day, I saw a young kid taking his extraordinary meal, straight from the cow poo. He kept picking grains from the poo and popping them directly into his mouth. Read more

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