“Please don’t cry, Ma’am,” said the white policeman to my mother, a brown woman. “These things happen all the time.” The year was 1980. The place was Alexandria, a suburban town in […]
So when the same editor sheds tears for the injustice meted out to the migrant labourers, one’s thoughts drift from ants to crocodiles.
Our middleclass hearts are bleeding. Most of us are outdoing each other in trying to express our shock at what is happening to the poor people of our country. We have all […]
In West Bengal, ruling Trinamool has one undisputed leader – the political party’s fiery founder and the state’s current chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, popularly known as Didi (“Big Sister”). In 2011, when […]
In this era of free content, subscription fees can’t keep publications afloat. So, advertisement, more than ever, is the lifeblood of professional journalism. But, in order to survive, is journalism becoming nothing […]