To say that the Greeks first gave us history and mythology in one package would be a fair assumption.
12 Jan 2019
The four pillars of Indian democracy have weathered many assaults from within and outside, since India’s midnight tryst with destiny on August 15, 1947.
29 Dec 2018
Film stars and cricketers in India breathe canned air, their lives sequestered but needing the oxygen of the public stage to survive.
23 Dec 2018
Victory calls for foresight. Defeat invokes hindsight. Caught between the two nodes are leaders whose strategy did not necessarily fail, but whose tactics certainly did.
15 Dec 2018
The process of conquering the past has claimed stellar scalps like Aurangzeb, Jawaharlal Nehru, et al.
09 Dec 2018
That day was crisp and sunny for December. The heat emanating from the crowds that had gathered on a large, grassless maidan on December 6, 1992, had its own voltage.
01 Dec 2018
The first time a government was called a khichdi was in 1978.
24 Nov 2018
Popular history has a talent for simplifying the past.
18 Nov 2018
The ancient Romans called their capital city gravioris caeli (heavy heaven). Delhi is in the news again for an atavistic curse—pollution.
10 Nov 2018
Donald Trump is not a person to be taken seriously as the President of the United States unless he was the President of the United States.
04 Nov 2018
Information is power. Power corrupts and absolute information corrupts absolutely.
27 Oct 2018
The core of faith is redemption through purification; religions consider the human being essentially unclean physically and spiritually.
21 Oct 2018
In the hagiography of modern India, Mahatma Gandhi is a near-divine superstar.
08 Oct 2018
Politics thrives on scandal and religion feeds on secrecy.
28 Sep 2018
Post-colonial identity crisis is the biggest self-inflicted affliction of Indians.
23 Sep 2018