Namit Arora is a Delhi-based essayist, travel photographer, documentary filmmaker, and former Internet technologist. He is also the author of 'Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization'. (www.shunya.net)
The road to Khajuraho
The origins of erotica in the Subcontinent's religious art.
Mar 12, 2021
A collective madness
What Modi's victory says about today's India.
May 27, 2019
No saints or miracles
Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.
Jan 15, 2013
Such a long journey
How and why 145,000 people migrated to a small Caribbean island.
Oct 01, 2011
The void of Nagarjuna
At a time when Buddhist teachings were under threat from multiple directions, the 'second Buddha' did much to revive and build upon them.
Jan 29, 2011
In light of Nalanda
The ruins of one of Asia’s great centres of learning still inspire travellers.
Mar 01, 2010
Polo on the Coromandel
Seven centuries have passed since Marco Polo opened Western eyes to the Subcontinent, yet his account continues to resonate.
Dec 01, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today