“Nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up”, says Shah Rukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan, during a Twitter townhall with a leading media outfit, said that he is open to the idea of  giving up his award as a symbolic means of protest against extreme intolerance in India. “Yes, as a symbolic gesture I would give it up,” the actor said, referring to the spate of other film personalities, artists, writers, scientists and others who have returned awards as … Continue reading “Nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up”, says Shah Rukh Khan

Yeh Kahan aa Gaye hum – Rajdeep Sardesai

My song for the night was Yeh Kahan aa Gaye hum: a classic from Silsila. It typifies my mood: I truly feel a growing sense of impotent rage. Intolerance has always existed in this country, only never before has extremism been legitimised so brazenly by powerful sections of society. A man is lynched in Dadri and very few truly empathise with the grief of a … Continue reading Yeh Kahan aa Gaye hum – Rajdeep Sardesai

यहां पत्रकार कौन है? भूपेन सिंह

प्रणय रॉय, राजदीप सरदेसाई, बरखा दत्त, अरुण पुरी, रजत शर्मा, राघव बहल, चंदन मित्रा, एमजे अकबर, अवीक सरकार, एन राम, जहांगीर पोचा और राजीव शुक्ला का परिचय क्या है? ये पत्रकार हैं या व्यवसायी? बहुत सारे लोगों को ये सवाल बेमानी लग सकता है। लेकिन भारतीय मीडिया में नैतिकता का संकट जहां पहुंचा है, उसकी पड़ताल के लिए इन सवालों का जवाब तलाशना बहुत जरूरी … Continue reading यहां पत्रकार कौन है? भूपेन सिंह