Ashish Shukla


And you thought Russia is aggressor

19th February 2017
There was nothing particularly noteworthy about Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's first meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a...

Padmavati: History as per se Times of India

29th January 2017
My first instinct on reading this Times of India (29.1.2017) headline was that the likes of Romilla Thapar and Irfan Habib have been pressed into service by that bird of the same...

Why Streep rang so hollow on Trump

10th January 2017
Actress Meryl Streep’s withering attack on US President-elect Donald Trump in her speech at Golden Globes 2017 Awards function in California on Sunday has made the...

Why Rs24,000 withdrawal limit must stay

7th January 2017
It’s a fervent hope that the cap on Rs 24,000 withdrawal a week on individual bank account stays till mid-2017. If the limit is lifted, all those bank accounts bulging with...

Dr. Pathak, a pan-Indian hero you don’t read about

4th January 2017
Alwar in Rajasthan is a two-hour drive from Delhi, the Capital of India. In this region of forts and lakes, you often come across women in blue sarees who once were scavengers,...

Pregnant women are not just Muslims

2nd January 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of financial aid to pregnant women in his new year’s address has led to suggestions that Muslim women would benefit the most...

India’s "Second Independence": the real deal

23th December 2016
We are entering into a stretch of political landscape which could simply be termed as the “Second Independence” of India in coming years. The BJP may win or lose in...

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