How Tarun Tejpal implicated himself in his own words

(First published in Kafila under the headline, ‘Let’s be fair to Tarun Tejpal. Let us listen to his side of the story’ on 2 April 2014.) 

A number of people are saying that Tarun Tejpal has been held guilty and convicted by a media trial. They are saying that the media and public have both chosen to not hear “the other side of the story”. Continue reading “How Tarun Tejpal implicated himself in his own words”

In Delhi’s Defence: A reply to those who criticised the ‘Nirbhaya’ protests for being Delhi-centric

For Kafila.org on 14 September 2013:

The census counts ’urban agglomerations’, and the Census of India says that Mumbai is India’s largest urban agglomeration. This includes Mumbai’s suburbs. In counting Delhi, the suburbs are not added because They are separated by state boundaries. If you were to add suburbs of the ’National Capital Region’, Delhi’s population would be not 16 million but over 22 million, making it the world’s largest urban agglomeration after Tokyo. This bustling urban centre is made of its people. Today’s Delhi cannot be stereotyped as just the seat of power. There is more to Delhi than the endless roundabouts of Lutyens’ capital. Continue reading “In Delhi’s Defence: A reply to those who criticised the ‘Nirbhaya’ protests for being Delhi-centric”