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
Philosophical statements are delightful devices for inventive journalists to paraphrase commentary.
26 Aug 2018
These are hair raising times.
12 Aug 2018
As India cracks down on illegal migrants, a comparison with the Trump administration’s immigration policies is inevitable.
05 Aug 2018
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
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”.
22 Jul 2018
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
America’s liberal globalists are shell-shocked over the US Supreme Court upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslims—an outrage that has found echoes in other countries, including India.
01 Jul 2018
Oscar Wilde was that rare genius who could turn the familiar into epiphany and lace tragedy with irony.
10 Jun 2018
Power disrupts but absolute power disrupts more in coalitions.
03 Jun 2018
There is nothing more morally dualistic than a refugee crisis as a consequence of terrorism, ethnic cleansing and regional instability.
27 May 2018
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. The rest go shopping in the stores of history.
20 May 2018
Jinnah’s tragedy is that Pakistan disowned its father even before he could enjoy the fruits of his new national identity.
13 May 2018
Clothes maketh not the man, but they do make a statement. In 1931, when Mahatma Gandhi called on the Viceroy, Lord Irwin, in his typical dress, Winston Churchill called Gandhi, a naked fakir “striding
05 May 2018
The death of Jessica Lal at the turn of the century gave birth to the New Age Protestor in India. For the first time since Independence, a crime forced the middle class to come out of their comfortabl
28 Apr 2018
Though President Assad—for long reviled by the Western media as the Butcher of Damascus—is no saint, he is the only element of stability in a region which is alarmingly vulnerable to Islamic terrorist
21 Apr 2018
National normalcy provides the right atmosphere for social growth. In its balmy warmth flourishes civilisation, enabling the arts, science and philosophy to shape the times, and for future generations
14 Apr 2018
Party chief Amit Shah faces an unwelcome expenditure of energy in re-engineering the organisation’s thought process and conduct.
07 Apr 2018