Democracy is the greatest paradox of our time, as it ensures peace by imitating war.
10 Feb 2019
Saints are born in the service of god and men. Not women, it is clear. Last week, a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking investigation into the sexual abuse by Catholic priests was curtly dismissed.
03 Feb 2019
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the American media and political world were full of bizarre conspiracy theories.
27 Jan 2019
At the heart of businessman-President Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin lies billions of dollars in business interests.
27 Jan 2019
Priyanka’s passage from the political foyer to the Grand Hall has many implications.
27 Jan 2019
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.
16 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.
02 Dec 2018
The first time a government was called a khichdi was in 1978.
25 Nov 2018
The ancient Romans called their capital city gravioris caeli (heavy heaven). Delhi is in the news again for an atavistic curse—pollution.
11 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.
28 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.
07 Oct 2018
Politics thrives on scandal and religion feeds on secrecy.
30 Sep 2018
Post-colonial identity crisis is the biggest self-inflicted affliction of Indians.
23 Sep 2018
They are naturally distraught, some having sunk their life savings into building homes which now face the merciless justice of bulldozers.
16 Sep 2018
Democracy, by its very nature, is the crucible of dissent.
09 Sep 2018
Legacies of leaders belong to the cultures that shaped them and the nations they ruled or shed their blood for.
02 Sep 2018
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
Today is the last Sunday of September, the day for celebrating the rivers of the world.
24 Sep 2017
Panic has seized North India. Unknown forces are at work, chopping off the braids of women in Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan.
06 Aug 2017
The irony of conflict is that martyrs are made by their enemies.
16 Jul 2017