Mohd Asim

Mohd Asim is a journalist based in New Delhi with over 16 years experience in news across print, TV and digital platforms. He has worked with India's premier news organizations such as The Indian Express and NDTV. A political animal, he regularly writes on politics, current affairs, cultural and gender issues. When not talking and writing on politics, he escapes into the world of movies.

Covid-19 in India: The guilt of the living

It’s been a week and the images are still stuck in one corner of my head. Refusing to go away. Shaking me out of my sleep at nights. Last Thursday I lost my brother-in-law. And it’s not the death that has affected me as much as the indignity, the humiliation a human being had to […]...Read More

India’s Heroes have failed her. India needs new heroes.

And they all answered their master’s call. India’s action heroes are out in force kicking, not on-screen baddies, but real-life “bad girls”. The pinch-hitters are waving their willows at the windmills of “international conspiracy” much like Don Quixote. A six-word tweet from pop icon Rihanna has sent the world’s largest democracy, its government, and its […]...Read More

Against the tide // Idiots Of The Covid Year: Take your pick

2020 showed us once again that science is the key to human survival. The world waited this year with baited breaths for the news of Covid-19 vaccine. While the scientists around the world raced against time to find a vaccine for coronavirus, several politicians and self-claimed experts raced against common sense to offer weird solutions […]...Read More

Words that went viral in the COVID year

Coronavirus has not only changed our lives, but also our vocabulary. This, perhaps, is best reflected in the word “lockdown” becoming Word of the Year in 2020 as per Collins Dictionary. Mariam Webster and Dictionary.com have chosen “pandemic” as their Word of the Year. Here is a glossary of words that humans across the planet used the […]...Read More

Against the Tide // Tanishq Ad row: India needs a brand like Nike that’ll ‘Just Do It’

The controversy over an advertisement by Indian jewellery brand Tanishq shows us how broken we are. Tanishq put out an advertisement that promotes religious, cultural harmony and all hell broke loose in the troll republic. How dare Tanishq show anything that promotes love, mutual respect among communities? Boycott calls on twitter followed. Tanishq was branded […]...Read More