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

Gulzar, Anne Waldman light up Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

The first day of the Zee Jaipur Lit Festival began with ceremonial play of drums by Rajasthani folk musicians led by Nathoo Lal Solanki Read Article

Can classical music survive without shedding its obsession with purism?

Movies for example popularise the genre but they are also accused of 'diluting' its purity Read Article

Bengaluru mass molestation: Woman's scarred psyche and society's unholy mind

Ideas of impurity and honour are carefully-placed constructs to silence victims of sexual attacks Read Article

BBC's 'The Real Housewives of ISIS' sparks debate over Islamophobia, insensitivity

The viral BBC sketch ridiculing the ISIS brides causes a furore. Does satire need defenders today more than ever? Read Article

Why December 27 jolted hundreds of Delhi metro commuters

On that day hundreds of commuters ended up paying fines for no fault of their own, and it caused some resentment Read Article

Satire: Father, Son and the Holy Ghost of Culture

The orchestra of recent controversial developments in the politics of Uttar Pradesh is inspired by conflicting cultural strains Read Article

India's health care system: Upcoming government intiatives

The nine targets of Sustainable Development Goals 3 give an impetus to India?s health priorities, provide an opportunity to step up efforts Read Article

India?s healthcare programmes: Government gives a mixed report card

India?s mixed report card for Millennium Development Goals (Health) should alert the government towards the shortfalls Read Article

1971: Of remembrance and forgetting

Saugor, a tiny town in central India, bears testimony to how the Pakistani prisoners of war were treated by the Indian Army Read Article

Cleaning Varanasi's ghats will need more than spirited volunteers

The Prime Minister has saluted the volunteers, but they haven't been able to make any headway with the local civic authorities Read Article