Nishtha Gautam

Nishtha Gautam


Nishtha Gautam is a recovering academic and Think Tank-er. Ergo, journalism.


The chaotic world of the Aadhar card

Despite the promises of data safety, there is very little the Indian government has done to instill confidence about Aadhar Read Article

Thinking of Hinduism beyond cows and temples

In a society still riddled with caste and gender fault-lines, India needs to talk about the subversive lives of Sanjaya and Kunti Read Article

Namaz meets yoga through Chief Minister Yogi

Let?s all go bootylicious and get those washboard abs doing yoga or namaz Read Article

World Theatre Day: Boredom and accident in the making of a playwright

Celebrated British playwright and film writer, Sir David Hare speaks on the role of creativity and the place of Truth in playwriting Read Article

World Poetry Day: In conversation with legendary poet, Anne Waldman

Waldman, who worked with Bob Dylan and Alan Ginsberg, speaks about her vast influences, the Beat poets and women in poetry Read Article

In conversation with 5harfliler: Digital feminism in turbulent Turkey

Five women, one website, countless shared concerns and joys Read Article

International Women's Day: In conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh

The Man Booker Prize jurist talks about understanding, but not being defined by, categories like 'immigrant', 'Iranian', and… Read Article

All that jazz

New Delhi may have missed the first Indian jazz wave but it is now in a mood to make up for it Read Article

Opinion: Bangladesh's 'women of war' remember Bengali Language Movement

'Very few women...want justice in the way we understand it. Many of them just want the crimes to be acknowledged' Read Article

All about love: In conversation with Turkish author Cemal Kafadar

The Harvard historian resurrects the romance of the Ottoman Empire, tracing the roots of its modernity to coffee, conversation and cinema Read Article

How will the recent Union Budget serve Indian women?

Improvement in terms of women?s safety, health, and financial mainstreaming is needed along with higher budgetary allocations Read Article

In Conversation with Shashi Tharoor: Congress has as much stake in Indian nationalism as BJP does

WION's Nishtha Gautam talks to the erudite Indian lawmaker Shashi Tharoor on history, nationalism, and betrayal Read Article

Legendary Indian musician?Baijnath Mishra, known affectionately as 'Baiju Bawra', honoured on death anniversary

The 16th?century Dhrupad musician is believed to have breathed his last in Chanderi Read Article

In Conversation with Gulzar

Sampooran Singh Kalra, or Gulzar, is a man with a mission armed with his poetry on paper, vinyl records, celluloid, & their digital cousins Read Article

India needs Uniform Civil Code: Taslima Nasreen at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

Taslima Nasreen recalled the fatwa against her and criticised the West Bengal government for not practicing 'true' secularism Read Article