Soli J Sorabjee

Soli J Sorabjee

Intolerance fosters a distorted version of Hinduism

It is reported that Gau Raksha Hindu Dal, a religious group, has issued directives to dhabas and shops to remove chicken and mutton dishes from their menu during Navratri, or face consequences.

24 Sep 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Today is the day to make the tide turn

Today is the last Sunday of September, the day for celebrating the rivers of the world.

24 Sep 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Slowdown and the perils of #hashtag economics

In the 1840s, Claude Frédéric Bastiat, thinker and economist, wrote a seminal essay, Petition of the Candle-makers.

24 Sep 2017

T J S George

T J S George

In a world of bullies, tiny Kim Jong-Un now equals mighty Donald Trump; What if one makes a small miscalculation? It's scary

We now have a clear picture of the conundrum into which these unpredictable half-mad gentlemen have led the world.

23 Sep 2017

S Subramanian, Nupur Pavan Bang

S Subramanian, Nupur Pavan Bang

Politics and the family plot

Family-run businesses might have a few lessons for our political dynasts

21 Sep 2017

Ranjitha Gunasekaran

Ranjitha Gunasekaran

Telangana may have much going for it, but lags in tackling agrarian distress

There is a lot about Telangana that’s amazing. Government departments have an affinity and openness to using technology to solve problems, several key initiatives have come after government studies on

18 Sep 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Discrimination in guilt at Ryan international

The common public in ancient Rome used the ‘organised shouting’ method to claim the attention of the elite.

17 Sep 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Seductive economics: The theory that 2017 is like 2002

As theories go, this one is seductive alright and quite a few in the corridors of power and policy are smitten.

17 Sep 2017

T J S George

T J S George

How ‘Scoundrel christ’ betrayed his twin brother Jesus; A laboured re-telling that fails to impress

You are sure to hit the bestseller list if you write a book with the title The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.

17 Sep 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

When death do us part

Scientists see the end of humanity looming in the distance. Google’s chief of engineering Ray Kurzweil says humanity will end in 2045, and robots will take over.

10 Sep 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Assassins of old were honest, modern ones are cowardly, but the cowards are destroying the Indian dream

In the days of Nathuram Godse, things were straightforward and honest. When he shot Mahatma Gandhi there was no attempt to hide his identity.

10 Sep 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

The task of job creation and the test for task forces

Talk about quintessential Indian entrepreneurship.  Go on e-retailer Amazon’s site and search for cow dung cakes.

10 Sep 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Time for Saudi Arabia to shelter the Rohingyas

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

Soli J Sorabjee

Soli J Sorabjee

Let us reject the belief that dissenters are anti-nationals

Dissent Under Threat: The premeditated murder of Gauri Lankesh, an activist, and the abject failure of the authorities to nab the assailants disclose a disturbing trend that dissent and dissenters are

10 Sep 2017