Articles by: Lalita Ramdas

Putting the ‘Public’ back into the Republic – walking and talking with a man called Rahul

Putting the ‘Public’ back into the Republic – walking and talking with a man called Rahul

by Lalita Ramdas (with Ramu Ramdas)   By now many of you have seen countless images and video footage of the Yatra, of the growing crowds . And the figure of Rahul Gandhi – ruffled hair and increasingly unkempt and greying beard – walking, talking, laughing, dancing, hugging – seemingly tireless. So is this a carefully constructed charade – purely[Read More…]

by 19/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Service Brat, Identity And Nationalism

Service Brat, Identity And Nationalism

Many recent posts of mine on Facebook – especially those dealing with the vexing issue of our respected Indian Army using a Kashmiri, and by all accounts a genuine citizen out to exercise his franchise, have been met with strange and often strong reactions – virtually telling me that as a daughter and wife of two former Navy Chiefs I[Read More…]

by 01/06/2017 5 comments Human Rights, Kashmir
I Will NOT Remain Silent…

I Will NOT Remain Silent…

 I read Seema Mustafa’s evocative and heart wrenching piece with sadness and a deep deep sense of foreboding. And what follows is a stream of conscience set of thought and emotions which kept coming almost endlessly. I have not had the heart to pick up the phone and wish any of our friends and family Eid Mubarak this Eid. And[Read More…]

by 16/09/2016 8 comments Communal Harmony
And Then They Came For Amnesty And Seema Mustafa

And Then They Came For Amnesty And Seema Mustafa

It was a matter of time – one by one, the most outspoken and critical voices in the media, in civil society and in standing up for human rights are being picked out and attempts being made to silence them. Just confirming that Seema Mustafa – good friend, outstanding journalist and a fearless activist for the Idea of India as[Read More…]

by 18/08/2016 4 comments India
Why Should Our Military Be Deployed Against Our Own People?

Why Should Our Military Be Deployed Against Our Own People?

It was when I saw a comment on my FB page from an old friend who asked me if I would like to spare a kind word for ‘them’ – those who lost their lives in Kargil – that I realised how deep was the yawning chasm between my worldview and my interpretations about current affairs , role of the[Read More…]

by 29/07/2016 Comments are Disabled Kashmir
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