Chandrahas Choudhury

Chandrahas Choudhury

Chandrahas Choudhury is a novelist and columnist based in New Delhi. His work on Indian politics appears regularly on Bloomberg View and in The Carava... n.


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A gay rights activist distributes badges during a gathering in Mumbai

Support for gay rights is no longer a niche demand restricted to those with a personal interest in the matter.

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 3 Feb 2016
Pushpesh Pant / Food expert. [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

For 40 years, food historian Pushpesh Pant has popularised ancient Indian food culture and inspired contemporary chefs.

Published On 6 Jan 2016
Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan [AFP]

New climate of Hindu-nationalist hysteria jeopardises freedom of arts and distorts ideals of Indian democracy.

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 12 Nov 2015
Modi at rally

The prime minister’s links to a conservative order are at odds with his vision.

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 23 Sep 2015
PATELS

Many of the societal disabilities are rooted in the ancient hierarchical structures and prejudices of the caste system.

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 29 Aug 2015
Charles Correa - opinion

Remembering India’s visionary architect and his legacy – a blueprint of inclusivity for Modi’s planned smart cities.

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 23 Jun 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Indian people in central Seoul, South Korea [Reuters]

It’s the persona that draws in most of his followers, not the office or the party.

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 25 May 2015
Indian farmer irrigates his field on the outskirts of Allahabad, India [AP]

Can the direction of India’s agricultural and land-use policy be swayed by the suicide of one farmer?

opinion by Chandrahas Choudhury
Published On 24 Apr 2015