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
On history’s door, opportunism knocks more than once. Queens are in the news, whether it be Padmavati or Rani Lakshmibai. In a country where the Privy Purse that gave tax-free money to royals was abol
10 Feb 2018
Finding a political solution to Kashmir is the holy grail of Indian politics.
03 Feb 2018
The White House buzz this week was that Donald Trump mimics the accent of Narendra Modi; the man he tweets is his friend
27 Jan 2018
Every major reform in India tends to be historic when it comes to be. Historic because they are in the making for years and arrive in the wake of decade-plus history of political promise and perfidy.
21 Jan 2018
The historical truth is that in the war for human dignity, the victims are the true heroes. Martyrs are born in death.
20 Jan 2018
Xenophobia is sign of national insecurity and lack of self-confidence.
13 Jan 2018
The Battle of Koregaon was between 2,000 Maratha soldiers of Peshwa Baji Rao II and 800 East India Company soldiers.
06 Jan 2018
Sex invariably gets governments’ knickers in a twist. Last week, television channels were banned from showing condom advertisements between 6 am and 10 pm.
16 Dec 2017
With pride doesn’t always come prejudice.
12 Nov 2017
Empires are godfathers that oversee the churning of history.
05 Nov 2017
Reorganising heaven is a tricky task. Mao Zedong is still China’s top deity; an eastern version of Zeus plus Brahma on steroids.
29 Oct 2017
The thumb rule of power is that followers must augment the strength of their leader with words and deeds for effective governance.
22 Oct 2017
Monuments are the eternal ambassadors of history.
15 Oct 2017
Today is the last Sunday of September, the day for celebrating the rivers of the world.
24 Sep 2017
The common public in ancient Rome used the ‘organised shouting’ method to claim the attention of the elite.
17 Sep 2017
We live in the Age of the Refugee. Political strife and sectarian violence have displaced millions of people, rendering them practically stateless.
10 Sep 2017
Evil is having a whale of a time. Parents and teachers are getting the blues. Children are falling victim to the macabre Blue Whale.
03 Sep 2017
History is often written by rewriting history. The week that passed was historic in the sense it belonged to the Judiciary.
27 Aug 2017
Irony aside, it is the right of the people to elect the government they deserve. It is also their right to elect the Opposition they deserve.
20 Aug 2017
Selectivity is a tool used by the establishment to define the difference.
13 Aug 2017