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The end of Detroit
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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Nowhere people

Nowhere people

Vinay Lal | December 15, 2012
Being gay in Uganda could get you killed by the state. Just where does such prejudice come from?
COMMENT
Jolly good fellows

Jolly good fellows

Vinay Lal | October 27, 2012
British colonialism was far from being the gentleman's form of oppression it's often made out to be by some.
Angry young man
How Vijay was born

How Vijay was born

Vinay Lal | October 6, 2012
In 'Deewar', the new hero, an angry young man, emerged from the bowels of the city.
Diasporic community
A liminal presence: Sikhs in America

A liminal presence: Sikhs in America

Vinay Lal | August 25, 2012
In American imagination today, Sikhs have been conflated with Muslims.
Leading By Heart
Improbable politics

Improbable politics

Vinay Lal | August 11, 2012
Anna has opened a different but vaguely defined front in politics.
Hungry Tide
Fast, counter-fast, anti-fast

Fast, counter-fast, anti-fast

Vinay Lal | October 1, 2011
Gandhi was the modern master of the fast. He taught modern India how to use the power of self denial in the political battleground.
TERROR TRAIL
Ours but to do and die

Ours but to do and die

Vinay Lal | September 10, 2011
Our 26/11, 11/7 or 7/9 can never have the resonance that 9/11 has gained around the world.
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