George orwell

“Many political words are… Abused,” wrote George Orwell in his famous essay Politics And The English Language. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The problem with labels

4 min read . 21 Jul 2017
George Orwell. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Brave new words in 1845?

3 min read . 24 Feb 2017
Whether this horizontal bureaucracy seems like a good or bad thing depends on the individual. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

Holacracy and its discontents

7 min read . 12 Apr 2016
An IS member in Syria. Photo: Reuters<br />

When foreign battles draw the young

5 min read . 09 Jan 2016
A file photo of Sudheendra Kulkarni, with face blackened by Shiv Sena activists, speaking at a press conference in Mumbai. Photo: PTI<br />

Thresholds of offence

4 min read . 26 Oct 2015
The latest revelations about widespread monitoring of the Internet usage, emails and photos combined with information about GPS locations and server IDs map you to anyone who cares to look carefully. Photo: Nelson Almeida/AFP <br />

1984 all over again

4 min read . 24 Jun 2013
There is a natural trade-off between security and freedom, but the rules governing this demarcation must be explained to citizens and enshrined in law. Photo: AP<br /> (AP)

Big brother is listening

1 min read . 13 Jun 2013
 Feline charm: Cats, the musical, ran for 18 years on Broadway. Effie/Wikimedia Commons  (Cats, the musical, ran for 18 years on Broadway. Effie/Wikimedia Commons)

Purr-fect muse

2 min read . 18 Mar 2011
A nation talking to itself

A nation talking to itself

7 min read . 12 Aug 2010
<br />Illustration: Jayachandran / Mint <br />

Bridging the trust deficit

1 min read . 16 May 2010
<br />The beginnings: Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, was born in Bihar in 1903. The Art Archive/AFP<br />

A thinker for all ages

3 min read . 27 Sep 2009
<br />Spoilt for choice: Most of Naish’s views are antithetical to a capitalist society where the consumer is king. Harikrishna Katragadda / Mint<br />

Why do we want more?

3 min read . 27 Mar 2009
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