Vijayendra Mohanty

Vijayendra Mohanty is a writer and journalist based out of Noida and is Senior Editor at NiTi Central. His interests include storytelling, cultural discourses, religion, and mythology.

Bhutto family's stock in trade has been the talk of Kashmir. (Image via Twitter @dunyanetwork)

Sep 20, 2014


If there is one thing Bilawal Bhutto’s “I will tak...

Modi’s brand of Hindutva – which involves him asserting his identity as the Prime Minister of a nation that is culturally and spiritually Hindu – is, if not the last, then at least one nail in our perverse secularism’s coffin.

Sep 03, 2014

India National Interest

India’s culture and heritage has been its stronges...

Seeing something particularly sinister in Narendra Modi’s Teacher’s Day speech when presidents and prime ministers all over the world engage in similar activities reeks, if not of needless paranoia, then at least of cluelessness.

Sep 02, 2014

Gurutsav critics must be of the opinion that forme...

When was the last time any of us even heard of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary on national media (except in the most tertiary ways)?

Aug 30, 2014

Renaming a ‘Divas’ as a ‘Utsav’ is an upgrade by a...

Digital India – A New Way of Governance

Aug 28, 2014

Digital India

Digital India can be many things. It can be an ele...

Often, what is called “worship” is merely an acknowledgement on part of the devotee of the importance of a deity. That deity is Sai Baba for many in India and across the world.

Aug 26, 2014

Hindu tradition is unique among the world’s religi...

Sheila Dikshit's tenure as Delhi Chief Minister was far from transparent and spotted with more than one corruption scandal.

Aug 26, 2014


If the rumours are true, then going by Sheila Dik...

Uber is a mobile app that allows people to pay for their taxis through their credit cards.

Aug 25, 2014

Digital India

The authoritarian approach towards enabling techno...

India has low Internet penetration. Only about 17 per cent of people are connected to the Internet in any meaningful way.

Aug 22, 2014

Digital India

A large part of India’s inefficiency problem arise...

On Wednesday, protests against Nawaz Sharif’s Government led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir ul-Qadri have virtually shut down Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Aug 21, 2014

Regardless of whether the US approves of any chang...

The Censor Board is an idea that belongs in the distant past.

Aug 19, 2014

Limited Government

Oddly enough, few vocal critics of India’s culture...

In his Independence day speech from the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Jan Dhan Yojana.

Aug 18, 2014

Digital India

The Modi Government’s drive towards crowdsourcing ...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi alleged a deliberate attempt to divide the people of India and said that there has been an increase in incidents of communal violence in the country since the current BJP Government came to power.

Aug 13, 2014

Sonia Gandhi’s charge has little to do with facts ...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan in India (File Photo)

Aug 11, 2014


Erdogan’s becoming President has some very importa...

Varanasi 2.0 - Narendra Modi ropes in Google

Aug 10, 2014

Digital India

This upgrade for Varanasi may then pave the way fo...

Image courtesy: Chitrakatha Documentary Project.

Aug 06, 2014

Cartoonist Pran created comics that were genuinely...