Renée Ranchan

Popcorn patriotism v/s real nationalism

Popcorn Patriotism, what other name would it go by? In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama tragedy there have been conferences, conclaves (what else...

Popcorn patriotism v/s real nationalism

Popcorn Patriotism, what other name would it go by? In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama tragedy there have been conferences, conclaves (what else...

Popcorn patriotism v/s real nationalism

Popcorn Patriotism, what other name would it go by? In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama tragedy there have been conferences, conclaves (what else...

A turnaround in the Sabarimala saga

It has been a few days since I got back to Delhi and because it was a conscious decision to keep away from the...

A turnaround in the Sabarimala saga

It has been a few days since I got back to Delhi and because it was a conscious decision to keep away from the...

A turnaround in the Sabarimala saga

It has been a few days since I got back to Delhi and because it was a conscious decision to keep away from the...

Auto-walking from London

The clock is no longer my master, the song strumming in my head to bolster up this spirit is the Beatles number “Here Comes...

Auto-walking from London

The clock is no longer my master, the song strumming in my head to bolster up this spirit is the Beatles number “Here Comes...

Auto-walking from London

The clock is no longer my master, the song strumming in my head to bolster up this spirit is the Beatles number “Here Comes...

Some simple resolutions for the New Year

Precisely one day left to shake a firm and final handshake to the year 2018 and be dusted and done with it. With a...

Some simple resolutions for the New Year

Precisely one day left to shake a firm and final handshake to the year 2018 and be dusted and done with it. With a...

Some simple resolutions for the New Year

Precisely one day left to shake a firm and final handshake to the year 2018 and be dusted and done with it. With a...

On the history and politics of Nameism

I had delusionally hoped that by the time it was time for me to put ink to paper this blotting out of names, given...

On the history and politics of Nameism

I had delusionally hoped that by the time it was time for me to put ink to paper this blotting out of names, given...

On the history and politics of Nameism

I had delusionally hoped that by the time it was time for me to put ink to paper this blotting out of names, given...

To all those who are digitally driven by the Pied Piper

For nearly a month I have been at home, with foot in plaster, hobbling around, and for some unexplainable reason my husband turns on...

To all those who are digitally driven by the Pied Piper

For nearly a month I have been at home, with foot in plaster, hobbling around, and for some unexplainable reason my husband turns on...

To all those who are digitally driven by the Pied Piper

For nearly a month I have been at home, with foot in plaster, hobbling around, and for some unexplainable reason my husband turns on...

Never without a broom, never without a bucket

A few rain-lashed evenings ago, while waiting for my driver to show up since our pot-holed roads submerge themselves in water enough to make...

Never without a broom, never without a bucket

A few rain-lashed evenings ago, while waiting for my driver to show up since our pot-holed roads submerge themselves in water enough to make...

Never without a broom, never without a bucket

A few rain-lashed evenings ago, while waiting for my driver to show up since our pot-holed roads submerge themselves in water enough to make...

Literature of engagement: On Bhagat Singh’s Jail Diary

During his time in prison, Bhagat Singh maintained a meticulous journal, recording his thoughts on politics, philosophy and literature. His Jail Diary is required...

On the origins of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, the phrase explains itself—bandhan: bond; raksha: protection. A few evenings ago I was besieged by unknown guests popping up unannounced and post...

On the origins of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, the phrase explains itself—bandhan: bond; raksha: protection. A few evenings ago I was besieged by unknown guests popping up unannounced and post...

On the origins of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, the phrase explains itself—bandhan: bond; raksha: protection. A few evenings ago I was besieged by unknown guests popping up unannounced and post...

After Sanju, all dope heads are on a high

It has been precisely a month since Sanju was released and so the shelf life of penning a film review is long gone. So...

After Sanju, all dope heads are on a high

It has been precisely a month since Sanju was released and so the shelf life of penning a film review is long gone. So...

After Sanju, all dope heads are on a high

It has been precisely a month since Sanju was released and so the shelf life of penning a film review is long gone. So...

Irish history and the question of abortion

Even as a teenager when I stumbled on the terms Pro-Life and Pro-Choice I found them perplexing, but trust Americans to come out with...

Irish history and the question of abortion

Even as a teenager when I stumbled on the terms Pro-Life and Pro-Choice I found them perplexing, but trust Americans to come out with...

Irish history and the question of abortion

Even as a teenager when I stumbled on the terms Pro-Life and Pro-Choice I found them perplexing, but trust Americans to come out with...

Tale royale: From the eyes of Queen Lilibet

Sixty-five years is a life time. And to be a reigning Queen and still going strong no mean feat—the longest serving Monarch ever. The...

Tale royale: From the eyes of Queen Lilibet

Sixty-five years is a life time. And to be a reigning Queen and still going strong no mean feat—the longest serving Monarch ever. The...

Tale royale: From the eyes of Queen Lilibet

Sixty-five years is a life time. And to be a reigning Queen and still going strong no mean feat—the longest serving Monarch ever. The...

Stop this parade of paedophiles for good

For more than an hour I have been sitting on my dining table trying to bring myself to write. (Had to move away from...

Stop this parade of paedophiles for good

For more than an hour I have been sitting on my dining table trying to bring myself to write. (Had to move away from...

Stop this parade of paedophiles for good

For more than an hour I have been sitting on my dining table trying to bring myself to write. (Had to move away from...

The Saga of Sridevi’s untimely demise: A Swan song it had to be

It’s a few days short of a month when Sridevi’s embalmed body was flown back from Dubai, and yet the eeriness (for want of...

The Saga of Sridevi’s untimely demise: A Swan song it had to be

It’s a few days short of a month when Sridevi’s embalmed body was flown back from Dubai, and yet the eeriness (for want of...

The Saga of Sridevi’s untimely demise: A Swan song it had to be

It’s a few days short of a month when Sridevi’s embalmed body was flown back from Dubai, and yet the eeriness (for want of...

The compound of confluence: A mandir complex in New Delhi

If it had not been for the lady with her skyscraper heels and smart-alecky and wise-cracky comments good enough to gutter-bound the savviest of...

The compound of confluence: A mandir complex in New Delhi

If it had not been for the lady with her skyscraper heels and smart-alecky and wise-cracky comments good enough to gutter-bound the savviest of...

The compound of confluence: A mandir complex in New Delhi

If it had not been for the lady with her skyscraper heels and smart-alecky and wise-cracky comments good enough to gutter-bound the savviest of...

Some thoughts on the merchandising of Baby Moshe’s Bharat trip

It had become a circus—cameras and mikes being thrust in boy Moshe’s face; Baby Moshe held tight in Nanny Sandra Samuel’s arms during the...

Some thoughts on the merchandising of Baby Moshe’s Bharat trip

It had become a circus—cameras and mikes being thrust in boy Moshe’s face; Baby Moshe held tight in Nanny Sandra Samuel’s arms during the...

Some thoughts on the merchandising of Baby Moshe’s Bharat trip

It had become a circus—cameras and mikes being thrust in boy Moshe’s face; Baby Moshe held tight in Nanny Sandra Samuel’s arms during the...

Show business, family planning and the perils of moralism

For years I have been wanting to put pen to paper on this matter but when over two weeks ago, it erupted in full...

Show business, family planning and the perils of moralism

For years I have been wanting to put pen to paper on this matter but when over two weeks ago, it erupted in full...

Show business, family planning and the perils of moralism

For years I have been wanting to put pen to paper on this matter but when over two weeks ago, it erupted in full...

Brain makeover: Is old age now a malaise, a malady, a disorder?

Is it a condition, an ailment, a disease, that a shadow cast upon a small bit of our day is an experience that at...

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