Matter & Consciousness: Revisiting Lokayata
By Saswat Pattanayak Red Monthly | October 2016 “Thought and consciousness are products of the human brain and the human being is a product of nature, which has developed in and…
Why have a beef with beef?
By Amrita Misra || October 2015 Most Hindus follow their religion based on ‘hearsay’….literally, parents or people in authority say what our religion/rituals…
Missile Man vs the Muslim Man
Amrita Misra asks: Why was APJ Abdul Kalam so loved by the Hindutva forces, and Yakub Menon so loathed? What else connected the two? A Red Monthly exclusive.
What It Means to Fight Oppression
JT White combats the banalisation of Mandela while recognizing his true greatness in December's Red Monthly.
That Day After Everyday: Looking for a Female Mard
Amrita Misra says Anurag Kashyap's latest reinforces sexism, casteism, and the reactionary status quo.
You Got More with Gore
Red Monthly review of "Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia", a recent documentary on the life and work of Gore Vidal as a litterateur on subjects such as religion, sexual…
Of Sexist Russell Brand & Why the Revolution was Not Televised
Russell Brand is not sexist, he is lazy. He is not obnoxious, he is revolutionary. He is not indifferent, he is a political theorist. Saswat Pattanayak explores these, and other…
Fellow Patriotic Americans…
Fellow patriotic Americans...The question is not who attacks us first, the question is who we must first attack....After all, I just love to hear my president speak in his…
I. A Woman. A Pollutant.
Rakshi's poetry on how a woman's body is treated as pollution within Hinduism.
Of Raksha Bandhan and the Rape Culture
In the backdrop of the much publicized Mumbai incident, Amrita Misra writes about the socio-cultural roots of rape culture.