There is nothing more morally dualistic than a refugee crisis as a consequence of terrorism, ethnic cleansing and regional instability.
26 May 2018
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. The rest go shopping in the stores of history.
19 May 2018
Jinnah’s tragedy is that Pakistan disowned its father even before he could enjoy the fruits of his new national identity.
12 May 2018
Clothes maketh not the man, but they do make a statement. In 1931, when Mahatma Gandhi called on the Viceroy, Lord Irwin, in his typical dress, Winston Churchill called Gandhi, a naked fakir “striding
12 May 2018
The death of Jessica Lal at the turn of the century gave birth to the New Age Protestor in India. For the first time since Independence, a crime forced the middle class to come out of their comfortabl
28 Apr 2018
Though President Assad—for long reviled by the Western media as the Butcher of Damascus—is no saint, he is the only element of stability in a region which is alarmingly vulnerable to Islamic terrorist
21 Apr 2018
National normalcy provides the right atmosphere for social growth. In its balmy warmth flourishes civilisation, enabling the arts, science and philosophy to shape the times, and for future generations
12 Apr 2018
Party chief Amit Shah faces an unwelcome expenditure of energy in re-engineering the organisation’s thought process and conduct.
07 Apr 2018
Unlike many other financial fugitives, Nirav Modi’s wherabaouts are unknown, and hence extradition proceedings cannot be launched against him.
07 Apr 2018
Rahul Gandhi’s costume parade across various temples, churches and mosques in Karnataka is prompted by the Congress performance in Gujarat in December 2017.
02 Apr 2018
Earth is a mess, agreed. Which is why we dream of other planets and galaxies where the air is pure, rivers unpolluted, forests unviolated and food not toxic with pesticides and chemicals.
18 Mar 2018
When a great edifice falls, the reverberations are felt through decades and geographical expanses. It leaves behind a great vacuum to be filled, either by a piebald version of itself or its ideologica
13 Mar 2018
Democracy is the axis between balance and betrayal. By some arcane algorithm, it often throws up an alternative to a brute majority.
03 Mar 2018
When the Soviet Union was around, and journalism was just state propaganda, Pravda (truth) and Izvestia (facts) were the two main news outlets.
22 Feb 2018
Politicians are people, too. They have the same flaws as others. In our obsessive deification of the powerful and fear of leaders, we forget that crucial fact.
17 Feb 2018