“A mix of aggression, elation, hope, anger, disappointment, and insecurity marks the mood of Bihar, exactly a month after Nitish Kumar took oath as chief minister, in a new avatar, with the BJP,” writes Prashant Jha in the Hindustan Times.
Vidya Venkat and R Krishna Kumar in the Hindu write of a new passive restoration effort – and an insect – in Bandipur National Park that could help fight an invasive plant.
“Peterloo was one of the first confrontations between people and power in the modern age when a new abundance of machinery appeared to revolutionize industry,” writes Sunanda K Datta-Ray, remembering a massacre that would, via a Shelley poem, inspire Mohandas Gandhi’s satyagraha.
“Imagine a world where two lakh people took to the streets to support rape survivors instead of rapists, where a woman filing a complaint against her rapist would be cheered on the streets,” writes Shruti Sunderraman in the Ladies Finger.
Zara Choudhary on Sacred Footsteps writes about a 17th century Indian pilgrim and his amazing Hajj maps.
Manisha Pande in Newslaundry describes how Gurmeet Singh’s ‘premis’ turned into a violent mob, with even the authorities running away.