Alisha Kalra

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The God of Small Things: Modi's Divine Mission

In India, everyone has a chance of becoming a god.<p>Cricketers, Bollywood stars, politicians, even the friendly neighborhood do-gooder are not just adulated but often revered as deities.<p>In southern Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's supporters call themselves her "devotees" and worship …

The Act of Killing essay: How Indonesia’s mass killings could have slowed the Vietnam War.

<i>The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.</i><br>— Hamlet, <i>Act 3, Scene 2</i><p><b>1. Foul Deeds Will Rise</b><p>Is it possible to kill 1 million …

No pink chaddis for PMK

<b>B.R. Ambedkar, in</b> Annihilation of Caste, <b>1936</b><p>In 2009, around Valentine’s Day, when Sri Rama Sene, a fringe Hindu chauvinist group led by Pramod …

The Army’s coup in Egypt: for the people or against the people?

Argument:<p>- The Muslim Brotherhood’s atrocious record in government means most debate has focused on whether the army acted legitimately and at the …

Political Science

UP: Relatives of accused chop off gangrape victim's tongue - Indian Express

A minor girl, she was allegedly gangraped on January 22 in her village by four men. Now just days before she was to give her statement before the …

How Can Rape Be ‘Natural’?

Charges of sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, or sex-for-favours against political leaders are pretty common. Sexual violence, after all, is …

Egypt's upheaval makes waves across region

Tunisia<p>The country whose uprising sparked the Arab spring has largely resisted shockwaves from the ousting of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt. The Islamist …

Egypt's overthrow of Morsi creates uncertainty for Islamists everywhere

It was a Ramadan gift with a difference: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates dipped into their oil revenues this week to stump up a …