Mayank Chhaya

Mayank Chhaya

About Mayank Chhaya

The writer is a Chicago-based journalist, author and filmmaker

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Farmers' protests in India in danger of being hijacked, says Sikh entrepreneur-activist

Sukhi Chahal, a Silicon Valley-based IT entrepreneur and Sikh activist, has been in the headlines in India for his assertion that the ongoing farmers’ protest out of Punjab and elsewhere is vulnerable to being “hijacked” by remnants of the separatist Khalistani movement

Shabana Azmi: A renaissance artist on her life and career

Shabana Azmi began her career in 1974 winning the National Film Award for Best Actress in her very first film, Shyam Benegal’s much-cherished ‘Ankur’

Pakistan remains vulnerable to a 'terrorist takeover'; Taliban deal 'poorly advised', says former US National Security Advisor John Bolton

With the outgoing President Donald Trump having ordered a nearly full US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan after almost two decades in the war-torn country, in Bolton’s assessment  there are clear dangers of a serious instability that could threaten not only the South Asian region but the rest of the world, writes Mayank Chhaya for…

Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan: They bookended the craft of acting for Hindi cinema

Rishi Kapoor faced the camera longer than Irrfan Khan’s total age and yet the two supremely talented actors, who died within a day of each other in Mumbai, and that too due to cancer, defined the essential character of Hindi cinema, popularly known globally as Bollywood


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