Will Valentine’s Day Soon Be Wiped from Public Memory?

Will Valentine’s Day Soon Be Wiped from Public Memory?

It is not surprising that the right-wing ruling class is usurping Valentine’s Day and stigmatising the celebration of love by Hindu-ising the day. The Directorate of Public Education of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Chhattisgarh government has issued notices to schools, directing that February 14 be marked as “Matru-Pitru Diwas” (Mother-Father Day) to inculcate “bharatiya sanskriti”,…

Ghazal, Nazm and then Some: Part I

Ghazal, Nazm and then Some: Part I

Aman Kumar, Shaista Anwar and Ilina Acharya With all the kerfuffle about Urdu lately, we wanted to share our pick of songs and poetry in that language – one of our languages. Whether each of us knows Urdu or not, it belongs to all of us – every word of every couplet; every line of…