Ravi Shankar

Jab English Aur Hindi Met, Bhasha Ke side effects

Post-colonial identity crisis is the biggest self-inflicted affliction of Indians.

23 Sep 2018

Individual responsibility matters in collective loot

They are naturally distraught, some having sunk their life savings into building homes which now face the merciless justice of bulldozers.

16 Sep 2018

Pakistan a Graveyard of Muslims

Being a minority is a death sentence in Pakistan.

16 Sep 2018

Name callers, note. Politicians are people too.

Democracy, by its very nature, is the crucible of dissent.

08 Sep 2018

What’s in a Name? A Building, Of Course. 

Legacies of leaders belong to the cultures that shaped them and the nations they ruled or shed their blood for.

30 Aug 2018

A travelling taste for pixels

Instagram is leading a food revolution and creating food celebrities of enthusiasts armed with a smartphone and a curiosity for the new and untested.

25 Aug 2018

A Sea change

The second part of this series post the recent devastating floods in Kerala explores the danger of an ecological apocalypse waiting to sweep across India and the world.

25 Aug 2018

Two multiplied by two is the only one today

Philosophical statements are delightful devices for inventive journalists to paraphrase commentary.
Mea culpa.

25 Aug 2018

Hair shaming is walking culture razor’s thin edge

These are hair raising times.

11 Aug 2018

The New Global Citizen is Seeking New Roots

As India cracks down on illegal migrants, a comparison with the Trump administration’s immigration policies is inevitable.

04 Aug 2018

Politicians and policemen are friends with benefits

The image of a democracy is ironically determined by regional stereotypes. Non-conformist Berlin, conservative Munich, and cosmopolitan Frankfurt sum up Germany; Provence for food, Paris for the arts

29 Jul 2018

Racism is the kryptonite of empires in the Trump age

Just as Trump is unapologetic about the brutal treatment of immigrants, Churchill mocked the victims of the Bengal Famine of 1943, calling it culling a population that bred “like rabbits”.

21 Jul 2018

The swenekaf phenomenon and the betrayal of belief

Fake News is corrupting the cornerstone of human belief, that truth is not what it appears to be, or not to be.

15 Jul 2018

Elon Musk: Master of the universe

As a business leader and individual, Musk is an enigmatic contradiction wrapped in the ambition to become Master of the Universe.

14 Jul 2018

Hate Clouds Darken New India’s Horizons

Anger has replaced conversation in India, vitriol has upended wise counsel and savage opinions are weapons in the hands of hoi polloi.

08 Jul 2018