Articles & essays

Arguing for a principle and making a strong point in a public forum can have unlooked-for consequences, as our writer found out.

04 Jun

The snow lion and the dragon

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  Written by Bhavita Bhatia

‘Patriotic re-education’ faces staunch resistance from the Tibetan people, especially the monks…

SMS notes from a young woman travelling through West Bengal -- the elections, communism, the Bengali way of life...

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Gil Scott-Heron, legendary American Spoken Word poet, died on May 20 in New York at the age of 62.

20 May

The freeing of theatre

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  Written by Sudhanva Deshpande
Badal Sircar, pathbreaking dramatist who died recently, took theatre out of the proscenium, into the great wide open...
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17 May

IDAHO - 2011

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  Written by OS Team

Today, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia. The theme for the 2011 campaign is Same Sex Couple -- A Story of Love.

16 May

The third gender

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  Written by OS Team

Eunuchs, hijras, the third gender -- when will this large section of Indian society get their full share of rights?

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14 May

Kashmiriyat – wellspring of hope

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  Written by OS Team

Asha Bhat has been voted as a 'panch' in the recent panchayat elections in Kashmir. What makes this victory interesting?

Poet-seeker Arundhathi Subramaniam talks about feminism, spirituality and poetry

03 May

In the name of honour

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  Written by samvartha

Mukhtaran Mai of Pakistan has received only a travesty of justice. All but one of those she accused of rape have been acquitted.

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