Ajay Chacko

Ajay Chacko

Ajay once wanted to be a strawberry farmer, but now makes his peace by growing brinjals in Karjat on weekends.

  • OscarsSoPoliticallyCorrect Oscars So Politically Correct

    To be a winner at the Oscars, you’ve got to have a BIG film that is about racial, sexual, or national identity.

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  • America and the Age of Unreason

    Present-day America, the America that is erecting walls and throwing bans at the world, is living in what can only be labelled the Age of Unreason.

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  • TheSenseofanEnding-2016 India, Notes From the Bright Side

    Pessimism pervades the end of 2016. But as our resilience during large-scale transformation in the past indicates, the future won't be awful. All we need is some cautious optimism.

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  • TheGreatAmericanBlindSpot-HowtheymissedTrumpsobviousriseArr The Great American Blind Spot

    The American media failed to understand the simmering sentiment Trump was tapping into. The damage to the media’s credibility will take a long time to undo.

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  • The War We Can’t Afford

    If India goes to war with Pakistan, we could lose out on a decade of growth, which translates into roughly 200 million people remaining in poverty. It’s a disaster in the making.

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  • Why Millennials Won’t Survive the Apocalypse

    Congratulations. We’ve bred a generation of young people who can buy and discard things but can no longer fix them.

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  • And the Lungi Shall Set You Free

    Attend a wedding in a burkini or swim in black tie. Don’t button up, if you don’t want to. Nobody must be made to conform.

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  • The Changing Economics of Vandalism

    Engineering a riot or even street-level vandalism isn't as easy as it was back in the day, as Raj Thackeray learnt recently. Is the heyday of vandalism past its sell-by date?

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  • The Foul-mouthed Feminist

    Are we only cheering an idea of feminism that is cosy in the cocoon of privilege? Is endorsing any other kind of feminism, running the risk of getting roundly abused?

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  • Choosing My Religion

    Would the world be a better place if we allowed our children to decide whether they’d like to be Hindu, Muslim, Christian, atheist, agnostic, or label-free?

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  • What 99.25% Can Do To You and Me

    I’ve never scored an 80 per cent. And I’m sure my son won’t either. Does this mean I have to start panicking?

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  • Can We Please Call Bullshit on Brexit?

    Stuck in a three-hour traffic snarl, and your concern seems to be a divorce taking place 4,446 miles away. That, my friend, is the spirit of a dying Mumbai.

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  • The Man Behind the Modi Mask

    Looking back at the theatrical goof-ups of appointing B-grade badshahs to positions of power, I’m beginning to question whether Modi really is the man running the show.

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