Social welfare for political capital.
Analyst, Indian National Congress.
Educated at the Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephen's College, DU, and Oxford University. Worked on legislation and policy with various MPs, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Rajya Sabha TV. Currently with the Indian National Congress. Frequently write for Indian Express, Wire etc.
No longer can the State be relied upon to be a protector of constitutional values.
24/02/2017 5:08 PM IST
In both the Gandhian and Aristotelian sense, the State is not defined in the narrow, modern sense of an agency possessing a monopoly over the legitimised use of coercive force. Rather, the State (that...
17/11/2016 6:12 PM IST
Five separate and seemingly unconnected incidents from last week portend something rather dangerous to India, and who we are as a people. Ravi Sisodia, one of the murderers who lynched Mohammad Akhl...
09/10/2016 10:29 AM IST
It is increasingly apparent that a section of the media has been feeding us pre-packaged "facts" to suit the interests of a few. We are encouraged to treat these venal fabrications (for that is what t...
04/10/2016 2:05 PM IST
People conveniently overlook the first verse of the Ishopanishad that Gandhi described as "the whole essence of Hinduism". The relevant part reads thus: "Ishavasyamid sarva yaktichh jagatya jagat" (all that we see in this universe is pervaded by God). If S/He exists in everything, and everyone, are these vile attacks [against those who are different] not assaults on God?
08/06/2016 8:34 AM IST
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