Good Riddance to “Developing” Nations

The recently-retired term wasn’t doing anyone any good, but we need a sliding scale to replace it

posted by Zócalo|June 7, 2016   in Criticles|no comments


The house(s) that Robert Vadra may (or may not) have bought

Is it 12 Ellerton House or 11 Bryanston Square, or both, or none? We conduct our own investigation

posted by Kaushik Chatterji|June 3, 2016   in Criticles|2 comments


Rejoice! IT Ministry has guidelines for matrimonial websites

The government knows what good Indian marriages are made of — an Aadhaar card.

posted by Deepanjana Pal|June 3, 2016   in Criticles|6 comments


Dadri lynching: did the media get it wrong?

There’s a critical detail that seems to be concocted in Dadri reports, and it changes Akhlaq’s story

posted by Manisha Pande|June 1, 2016   in Criticles|13 comments


Eat Dust: A reminder of what greed has done to Goa

It’s a good time to revisit Hartman de Souza’s book on the mining industry

posted by Biraj Swain|June 1, 2016   in Criticles|one comment


Bhupen Khakhar isn’t India’s Beryl Cook. He’s Bhupen Khakhar.

The Guardian’s review of the artist’s retrospective at the Tate reeks of smugness and ignorance.

posted by Deepanjana Pal|June 1, 2016   in Criticles|one comment


The curious case of Tanmay Bhat on primetime

Last night’s primetime debates were a spectacle of silliness

posted by Overrated Outcast|May 31, 2016   in Criticles|10 comments


Freedom of expression vs national heroes

The furore over Tanmay Bhat’s Snapchat shows we need more heroes and better comedy

posted by Aman Malik|May 31, 2016   in Criticles|2 comments


Outraged by Tanmay Bhat? Watch Family Guy

The season finale of Seth MacFarlane’s show was set in India and took on every holy cow and stupid cliché

posted by Rajyasree Sen|May 31, 2016   in Criticles|7 comments


Africa is not a country

Mahesh Sharma took an anecdote from South Africa to make a point about Congo. What gives?

posted by Sandip Roy|May 31, 2016   in Criticles|3 comments

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