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Renuka Bisht

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Can Padmaavat turn persecution into profit? Part 2

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Renuka Bisht On hearing the argument that all the hostility, threats, violence against Padmaavat have not hurt but helped the cause of Padmaavat’s producers, I am strongly reminded of a 2010 conversation between Rajeev Masand and Aamir Khan. Masand asked: “We ... More »

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Can Padmaavat turn persecution into profit? Part 1

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Renuka Bisht With the Padmaavat release days away, even as uncertainty remains about whether hooligans and some state forces will still gang up to deny the film a free run, some commentators are underlining that all the hostility has not hurt but helped the ca... More »

ASER 2017 report: Chasing class mobility

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Renuka Bisht A good education is supposed to open a window of opportunities even for the most disadvantaged youth. But today this thesis is being impaired by double trouble. On the one hand the creation of formal sector jobs just hasn’t kept pace with the tide... More »

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A gloomier picture for girls

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Renuka Bisht One clear and happy consequence of the Right to Education Act (RTE) has been how the school enrollment of girls has risen to match that of the boys, so that 11 successive ASER reports have shown enrollment rates for the 7-10 age group as being wel... More »

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In shithole parlance

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Renuka Bisht One American TV anchor referred to it as “a bad word that ends in a hole”. When the story broke that President Donald Trump in an immigration policy discussion had allegedly said “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come her... More »

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A daughter who got her widowed mother remarried

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Renuka Bisht A lot of children have to parent their parents these days. Do they do this with a strict or a liberal spirit? Some children spend a lot of time chastising: eat your medicine, don’t eat halwa, do the exercises, stop hogging the telly… and so on. If... More »